About 120 minutes. Enjoy your visit.
Just don't delay your trip by doing something silly - like going for lunch. If you wait until later in the afternoon, you could double that time on a summer weekend.
That is what I was thinking. Just don't want to be stuck in gridlock the entire way there. It is also pretty close to July 4th so could be worse than most. Any good places that you would recommend for lunch on the cape before we hit Orleans?
Thanks we can't wait!
Exactly. Eat lunch after you cross the bridge
I would get to Orleans asap and stop at the Land 'Ho in the center of town for a late lunch if you can hold out that long without a meal. You will want to get over the bridge and past exit 9 to miss the worst of the back ups on a Friday. From Exit 9 in Dennis to Exit 12 in Orleans it is only another 20 minutes drive so you may as well go the distance!
Agree wth everything said above. I will add that you should bring some snacks and drinks with you in case you are delayed in traffic by an accident or something unforeseen.
Friday's are not as bad as Saturday for a bridge crossing . Many folks check out of the office early on Friday in the summer. Once you cross the bridge you should be OK with a minor backup that occurs at the bottleneck just after exit 9 (Dennis).
There's no pull over on Rt 6 where you can dine. You would need to make a point of going to a restaurant.....not a bad thing as there are wonderful restaurants all over the Cape. Just select a town and input restaurants in the two Search fields above. However you can also buy sandwiches, snacks and so forth at the airport before you leave and then just drive straight through to avoid the on Cape traffic that occurs after the Dennis exit when the road narrows.....or......just enjoy the charming town of Dennis. Have fun.
I think it's going to take a lot longer than the normal 2 hours on the Friday of July 4th weekend. I'd plan on 3 hours. If the traffic is dead stopped, and you're hungry, just pull over at that time and find a place to eat. Exit 15 in Hingham there's the derby street shops with a few restaurants.