Best Time to Travel during the Easter Holiday Weekend

Traffic experts have revealed the best times to get away over the Easter Holiday weekend, with up to 12 million car trips expected across the country.

Good Friday will be the most likely day to get stuck in a traffic jam, with a total of 4.4 million journeys being made by road.

Drivers are warned to avoid travelling on the during peak congestion times, from late morning to the afternoon.

Instead, the RAC’s official advice is to set your alarm clock and hit the road early, or wait until traffic has died down in evening.

Dan Croft, incident group operations manager at traffic information service INRIX, said: “Drivers in the UK are all too familiar with traffic jams. In fact, the average UK driver lost more than 170 hours to congestion last year. During peak hours over Easter, journeys could take UK drivers three times longer than usual.

“We are predicting Good Friday will be the worst for traffic from late morning into the afternoon. For drivers looking to avoid the worst congestion, the best options are to travel on Saturday, set off early in the morning and keep updated with real-time traffic data.”

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Gregg Williams