Exact times NOT to travel this Bank Holiday weekend revealed – as 20m prepare to hit the roads for Jubilee getaways

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THE exact times that Brits should avoid traveling this Bank Holiday weekend have been revealed.

The RAC has warned that Friday June 3 will be the busiest day to hit the road – with 3.6 MILLION people heading out by car.

And the worst times to travel that day will be between 7am and 2pm – with the A303 and the M25 among the roads to watch for delays.

After Friday, the second-worst day to travel is Thursday June 2, when a predicted 3.3 million drivers will take to the roads.

The busiest time that day is between 9am and 2pm – with the M5 and M25 most at risk.

Meanwhile, the quietist day on the roads this bank holiday will be Sunday June 5 – when 2.3 million drivers head out.

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Travel by air is no better, as Brits face days of "total carnage" in UK airports.

And travellers have been warned the disruption could get worse – as unions describe airport madness throughout "the entire summer".

Travellers describe grim five-hour queues to check in at airports across the country.

Even when they do make it to departures they still face a gruelling getaway lottery, with hundreds of flights scrapped.

And train stations are no better, with footage taken at London's St Pancras Station showing huge queues for the Eurostar.

Brits waited on pavements outside the station as a "technical issue" caused delays leaving London.


RAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis said: “Drivers clearly see a double bank holiday this close to the summer as a gift with so millions eager to make the most of it – although many appear keen to keep their car journeys short, perhaps mixing a daytrip or two with a Jubilee celebration at home.

"The fact the bank holidays coincide with the end of half-term in many places has the potential to put some extra pressure on the road network, so planning a journey carefully is important to beat the worst of any queues.

"The best way for drivers to avoid breaking down this week is to check over their vehicles before setting out – yet our research shows less than a fifth do this routinely.

"Making sure oil, coolant and screenwash are all at the right levels takes just minutes, as does ensuring tyres are free of damage and are inflated properly.

"A bit of TLC now could make the difference between a straightforward trip and one beset by a breakdown."

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