How long is 4 miles in minutes driving?
I want to move my child from a public school to a Catholic school. The school is 4 miles away, so I want to plan how early we have to leave. How many minutes does it take to drive 4 miles?
Eric Schad · Answered on Mar 08, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Moving to a new school is definitely a challenge for both parent and child, but it’s also exciting! Fortunately, 4 miles is about 7 to 10 minutes driving, so you shouldn’t have to leave all that early to get to school on time.
That said, the amount of time needed to travel 4 miles depends on a few factors:
- Traffic, accidents, and construction
- How many traffic signals or stop signs you encounter
- How fast you’re going
All of these aspects will affect your average speed. For the sake of best-case and worst-case scenarios, here are some speeds and how long 4 miles will take:
- 4 miles at 25 mph: 9 minutes, 36 seconds
- 4 miles at 30 mph: 8 minutes
- 4 miles at 35 mph: 6 minutes, 51 seconds
- 4 miles at 40 mph: 6 minutes
- 4 miles at 45 mph: 5 minutes, 20 seconds
Since you’re likely driving in the city or suburbs, your drive will take longer than if you could hop on the highway.
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