How to beat Labor Day traffic

August 28, 2019


With millions of us traveling for Labor Day, when is the best time to go? Experts have a few tips for those hitting the roads as well as the skies. First, the worst day to leave on a road trip for this weekend is Thursday, between 4 and 6 pm. That's the most congested time to hit the roads, because they're already packed with commuters. Add holiday travelers and it could be a nightmare. Another heavy traffic time on the road is Friday afternoon, between 1 and 4 pm. As for the skies, the worst times to travel are Thursday and Monday. The best times for air travel are the Wednesday before the weekend and the Tuesday after.