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    Hi all-

    Some questions from a Coachella newbie:

    1. I'm driving Thursday evening to Palm Springs from Orange County. When's the best time to head out to avoid traffic? Any particular areas, I should avoid driving through?

    2. My flight home on Monday is at SNL (Orange County) at 1:08pm about 1:30 mins drive without traffic from where I'm staying at... what is the latest time I should leave by? Just worried about the horrific traffic.

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    if you're leaving Thursday evening you won't get in till late. Traffic is a shitshow. Leave during the day around 1 or earlier if possible

    I'd leave coachella around 9am or even earlier to catch a 1pm flight

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    Thurs evening...it'll be clusterchella for ya'll. I live here and have seen the traffic. It's maddening at night.
    I HIGHLY recommend you do a 1/2 day of work and take off. If you are unable to take a cooler for food and drink...do so.
    I'd also recommend you stop soon into town and go to the restroom because you are gonna look at many hours idling.
    I don't mean stopping anywhere within 10 miles of the fest as every restroom will be packed with people doing the same thing.
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    Default Re: Coachella Traffic

    Get to chella thursday morning for easy access and a normal wait of less than two hours.
    Showing up before 11am puts you in a prime spot

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    Setting up your camp site in th dark isn't ideal... Especially after the long wait you will inevitably endure. Aim for earlier Thursday morning/afternoon.
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    I've arrived after dark 3 of my 4 years and the wait usually isn't terrible aside from one year. Takes a couple hours to get through the line and security checks. Its much better to get there during the day. I ideally want to set my tent up around the time the sun is going down so we avoid the heat but aren't setting up the tent in the dark.

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    I think OP sleeps in Palm Springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by omerta View Post
    I think OP sleeps in Palm Springs.
    If you aren't camping...traffic is nada.

    It's only those going to Coachella Fest on Thurs that'll deal with traffic

    that is all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gpham407 View Post
    Hi all-

    Some questions from a Coachella newbie:

    1. I'm driving Thursday evening to Palm Springs from Orange County. When's the best time to head out to avoid traffic? Any particular areas, I should avoid driving through?

    2. My flight home on Monday is at SNL (Orange County) at 1:08pm about 1:30 mins drive without traffic from where I'm staying at... what is the latest time I should leave by? Just worried about the horrific traffic.
    Wow there's an impressive level of reading comprehension fail in the responses.

    1. Anytime after 7pm should be fine. Later is better but you'll avoid the worst of it then.

    2. I'd leave at 9AM to be safe.
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    I second Dancefreak. Afternoon drive/rush hour dies down around 7 PM, so anytime after that should be good.

    9 AM should be safe, but that is the middle of Morning Drive time, so leaving a little earlier would not hurt either.
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