Here are the best and worst times to travel this Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving week looms, travellers are planning ahead to beat the crowds. If you want to join them, you’ll have to plan to do your travelling on the quieter days. Not sure which those are? Google has you covered. It analysed historical data to determine the best and worst days to travel. Following is a transcript of the video.

Thanksgiving travel times. Travelling this Thanksgiving holiday? Plan ahead to turn a traffic jam into an open road. Google analysed traffic data. It identified the best and worst times to travel. Driving?

The best time to leave is 6 a.m. on Sunday. Traffic will get progressively worse until 3 p.m. on Wednesday. 6 a.m. Friday is the best time for the trip home. After-Thanksgiving traffic peaks at 4 p.m. Saturday.

Flying? Wednesday before Turkey Day is the worst day to fly. Consider flying on Thanksgiving for cheap flights and less crowds. Sunday will be rife with delays, crowds, and frustration. If you can manage it, flying home on Monday could be much easier.

A holiday with effortless travel? That’s something to be thankful for