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Quickest route from LA to SF via freeways

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1. Posted by ogsounds (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

I'm doing a road trip this Labor Day Weekend and was wondering if anyone knew the fastest route from Los Angeles to San Francisco on the freeways?

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4893 posts) 10y

highway 5, the most boring road in existence, has the sorry honor of being the swiftest way to do that trip.

If you can at all conceivably spare the time though, I highly recommend taking Highway 1 - the pacific coast highway - and seeing some truly beautiful scenery while driving (and it can still get you there in a day). Especially the coast around Big Sur is gorgeous.

3. Posted by MissyAl (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y


Just come back from SF, not sure if your route takes you over the bay bridge but just to warn you it's shut over labor day weekend.