By Juli McDonald

BOSTON (CBS) – If you’re traveling for Thanksgiving, you’ll have plenty of company!

AAA estimates 55 million people will travel for the holiday. Wednesday is expected to be the most crowded for drivers, especially between 4:30 and 6:30PM. The agency estimates during that time frame, it could take at least three times longer to reach your destination!

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According to Google, your best chance for smooth sailing on the roads means taking off at 2AM Wednesday! Your next best option might be 6AM Thanksgiving morning.

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As for the return trip, the Boston area is expected to be slow around 3PM Friday.

Juli McDonald