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Albany NY to Kill Devil Hills




What would be the best route to take traveling from Albany NY to Kill Devil Hills. Check in day is Saturday June 30
This will be our first trip to the Outer Banks.
Thanks in advance!


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NYT to 17 to GSP to NJTP (to end) to 295 south (Delaware) 95 south to rt 1 south to 113 south to 13 south to 64 to 168 south.

Some people like 13 in Maryland better than 113 but I think it has more lights and more traffic so I stay on RT 1 south to 113. (I use Berlin Maryland as a waypoint to trick the GPS into using 113. Just ignore the turnoff for Berlin!) 168 turns into 158 in NC. Watch your speed in Maryland and North Carolina. 10mph over posted limit will get you a ticket.

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https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Albany,+New+York/Berlin,+MD/Kill+Devil+Hills,+NC/@39.0091291,-78.1929256,6.5z/data=!4m20!4m19!1m5!1m1!1s0x89de0a34cc4ffb4b:0xe1a16312a0e728c4!2m2!1d-73.7562317!2d42.6525793!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b926a531bfa695:0x9e8e19f111ea1bac!2m2!1d-75.2176892!2d38.3226153!1m5!1m1!1s0x89a4e1a20a2e3e67:0xbca05b56ff6d3f45!2m2!1d-75.6760101!2d36.0307226!3e0


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Route with a little more detail (in the Delaware Memorial Bridge to the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge section).

NY Thruway (I-87) to I-287S

I-287S to Exit 66

Exit 66 to NJ 17S

NJ 17S to NJ Parkway

NJ Parkway south to NJ Turnpike

NJ Turnpike south to Delaware Memorial Bridge
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Take Delaware Memorial Bridge over the Delaware River into Delaware. After paying the DMB $4.00 toll, follow signs to I-95 South (signs say “to Newark/Baltimore”). Take I-95 South (aka The Delaware Turnpike). In just under six miles you reach Exit 4A (signs say “Christiana/Mall Road”). Take Exit 4A (bears off to right) and get on Rt.1 South. Although I would not recommend due to heavy local traffic and numerous traffic signals to could avoid the tolls on Rt.1 by getting off I-95 at Rt.13 south and take Rt.13 down to Dover.

You will go over the Chesapeake/Delaware Canal (the canal links the Delaware Bay with the Chesapeake Bay) at St. Georges, DE. After crossing the bridge you will come to a tollbooth. Pay $1.00 toll on weekdays or $3.00 on weekends (weekend rates apply between Friday at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 11:00 PM). Continue on Rt.1.

After passing the Dover Speedway (on your right going south) you will come to the tollbooth. Pay $1.00 toll on weekdays or $3.00 on weekends (weekend rates apply between Friday at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 11:00 PM). Continue on Rt.1.

After Dover Rt.1 becomes Rt.1 and Rt.113. Continue on Rt.1 and 113 towards Milford, DE.

Just before Milford, Rt.1 and Rt.113 will split. Take Rt.113 to Pocomoke City, MD. On some parts of Rt. 113 where it is not divided you are required to put your headlights on…..they mean it.

At Pocomoke City, Rt.113 ends at Rt.13. Turn left at the traffic signal and take Rt.13 south to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel. Toll is $13.00 on off-peak season and $15.00 on peak season (peak season is defined as Friday thru Sunday during May 15 thru September 15). Enjoy the views over the Bay.

Exiting the CBBT continue on Rt.13 and watch for signs for I-64. The traffic here is usually always heavy and you have to pay attention and make sure you are in the correct lane. At the Wesleyan Drive/Lake Wright Golf Course traffic signal you will see signs for I-64. You want to be in the second lane from the right following the sign for I-64 East (“Downtown Norfolk, Chesapeake, Suffolk”). As you enter the ramp you will see that it splits very quickly…..you will want to bear left to go I-64 East.

Travel I-64 East to Exit 291B.

Take Exit 291B onto Rt.168 South/Chesapeake Expressway (toll, however see NOTE below). I recommend the Chesapeake Expressway rather than Rt.168 Business. $3.00 is the regular toll but on "peak weekends” it is $8.00 (peak weekend is defined as the period beginning 12:01 a.m. on Saturday through 12:00 midnight Sunday beginning the weekend before Memorial Day weekend to the weekend after Labor Day weekend).

NOTE: You can avoid the toll and not add but a few minutes to your trip by exiting the CE at Exit 8B East (“Last Exit Before Toll”). After exiting, go to the second traffic signal and take a right onto Rt.168 Business south. The Wawa at this intersection usually has the best gasoline prices around. The road you’re on (Rt.168 Business) hooks up with Rt.168 where you would have ended up had you stayed on the CE and paid the toll.

After exiting the CE at the North Carolina/Virginia border continue on Rt.168 to Barco, NC.

At Barco, Rt.168 turns into Rt.158….continue on Rt.158 across the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge onto the Outer Banks.



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... rt 1 south to 113 south to 13 south ...


113 is so much better. I did 13 for years until I noticed the 113 recommendation in the CBBT brochure you could pick up on the bridge.

"Try an Alternate Route: Avoid 17+ stoplights and save time by using US Route 113. It’s only one mile longer than US Route 13!"

http://www.cbbt.com/travel-information/


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How many miles do you get on a tank of fuel with the vehicle you'll be taking? Google maps gives Albany to New Castle, DE (just over DMB) as 261 miles. Getting gas on the NJ Turnpike can be a wait. There are also no highway services on The Rt. 1 highway until you are south of Dover, another 40-plus miles.

I get on the few mile stretch of Rt. 13 right after the DMB since there are places for gas. I stop at the WaWa, Beaver Brook Plaza, New Castle, DE.




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How many miles do you get on a tank of fuel with the vehicle you'll be taking? Google maps gives Albany to New Castle, DE (just over DMB) as 261 miles. Getting gas on the NJ Turnpike can be a wait. There are also no highway services on The Rt. 1 highway until you are south of Dover, another 40-plus miles.

I get on the few mile stretch of Rt. 13 right after the DMB since there are places for gas. I stop at the WaWa, Beaver Brook Plaza, New Castle, DE.

PaulOinMA


I go the 13, 1, 113 route. I leave from Boston, get off rte 1 in DOver to fill up. Then I am good to go to Corolla. I have an 06 Corolla, and still get great mileage. You are right about gas on the NJ turnpike- always avoid it!



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A little NJ Turnpike tip, if you don't drive it much and have to stop on the Turnpike: Park in the smaller parking lot that is behind the service area, rather than the lot that you are directed to in front of the service area.

A picture may help see what I'm talking about ...

https://turnpikeinfo.com/view-exit.php?state=new-jersey&road_name=new-jersey-turnpike&key=1_nb_plaz

Zoom in on the map and click on satellite. You drive past the gas pumps to the smaller lot. Wink smiley


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Oh, by the way ... welcome! Banana


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We've been coming down every summer for years from Albany county and follow the directions Robert has so nicely detailed. They are perfectly outlined and easy to follow. We drive straight through with just a gas and bathroom break and it usually takes us ~11 hours.
A few years ago my sister's family decided to break-up the trip and stayed overnight in the Chesapeake area right off the highway. By pure coincidence in the morning they were pulling out of the hotel road onto the highway just as we were reaching that exact point having left home around midnight! We waved and laughed and drove the rest of the way to Corolla together. We still laugh and talk about it the fun vacation memory.


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FYi I live in the middletown NY area and it takes me about 9 1/2 hrs to do the trip 11 hrs sounds about right...Not a bad ride at all..


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NOTE: You can avoid the toll and not add but a few minutes to your trip by exiting the CE at Exit 8B East (“Last Exit Before Toll”). After exiting, go to the second traffic signal and take a right onto Rt.168 Business south.
The Wawa at this intersection usually has the best gasoline prices around. The road you’re on (Rt.168 Business) hooks up with Rt.168 where you would have ended up had you stayed on the CE and paid the toll.
Robert, you know all of us 'Yankee's" have stop at Wawa, you know
"gotta Have a Wawa'


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I didn’t realize there where this many New Yorkers on this page. Greetings from Coxsackie!


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Harriman NY here


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113 is so much better. I did 13 for years until I noticed the 113 recommendation in the CBBT brochure you could pick up on the bridge.
"Try an Alternate Route: Avoid 17+ stoplights and save time by using US Route 113. It’s only one mile longer than US Route 13!"


I didn't realize 113 had way fewer lights than 13. Next time I will try it!

A little nit pick, I used Google maps to check the mileage. It shows a 6 mile difference between 13 and 113, still worth it to reduce the lights.


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And I even had the brochure for several years before I finally did 113. smiley

There's much less 55 - 45 - 35 - 45 - 55 on 113 compared to 13.


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Greetings from Rockwood, NY.(About an 1.5 north of Albany, foothills of the Adirondacks). Thanks for all the great info. My family and I are headed to Frisco in Aug. We are figuring about 13 hrs. since its further down the island.Its our third or fourth trip south, second to the Outer Banks. We love driving the CBBT and stop at Sting Rays before going over. This time it will be for breakfast, we are leaving at about 10 pm.


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And I even had the brochure for several years before I finally did 113. smiley

There's much less 55 - 45 - 35 - 45 - 55 on 113 compared to 13.

PaulOinMA


You left out the 25. We also made the switch to 113.


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Greetings from Rockwood, NY.(About an 1.5 north of Albany, foothills of the Adirondacks). Thanks for all the great info. My family and I are headed to Frisco in Aug. We are figuring about 13 hrs. since its further down the island.Its our third or fourth trip south, second to the Outer Banks. We love driving the CBBT and stop at Sting Rays before going over. This time it will be for breakfast, we are leaving at about 10 pm.

rachelrae33


I think the pier and restaurant at the CBBT has closed.


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Greetings from Rockwood, NY.(About an 1.5 north of Albany, foothills of the Adirondacks). Thanks for all the great info. My family and I are headed to Frisco in Aug. We are figuring about 13 hrs. since its further down the island.Its our third or fourth trip south, second to the Outer Banks. We love driving the CBBT and stop at Sting Rays before going over. This time it will be for breakfast, we are leaving at about 10 pm.

rachelrae33


I think the pier and restaurant at the CBBT has closed.

judyk


The restaurant and pier has closed in preparation of the start of building the new tunnel.


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As far as New Yorkers there are many on this site. I escaped about 20 years ago but vacationed here since 1975. We know of somebody from Wurtsboro Hills just moved here. Our local circle of friends include Newburgh, Brooklyn, Alfred and THE BRONX. All had vacationed here and eventually moved. All Retired and love sand between their toes, in there bed etc. etc. etc. Have a wonderful vacation.


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... and THE BRONX ...


My mom was born in the Bronx. Dad in Garfield, NJ. YY Times dialect quiz has me as Yonkers and Patterson/Newark, NJ. smiley

I speak least like New Orleans and Seattle, IIRC.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/dialect-quiz-map.html



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That's too bad about the pier. I have a couple of great pics of my girls and I on it. Was looking forward to doing it again. Its still a great ride and view. The restaraunt we go to is about a 1/2 hr or so north of the bridge.