Here are the best and worst times to drive home for Christmas Holidays

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Christmas and the festive holidays are just around the corner. As usual, we can expect a flood of cars on the road. There’s nothing worse that getting stuck on a jammed highway all the way to your destination. Waze is here to help with some insightful data so you can get home safely and quickly.

That’s not to say you can’t sing Christmas carols along your journey though. Thanks to integration with Spotify, Deezer, NPR One, TuneIN, Stitcher or Scribd, you can sing along to your favourite Christmas songs or merry podcasts.

The Best and Worst Times To Drive For the Christmas Holidays

CHRISTMAS December 24 December 25
Best Time Worst Time Best Time Worst Time
Central Malacca After 2pm 4-5am, 6-7am 12-6pm 3-6am, 11-12pm
Kinta, Perak After 4pm 3-4am, 6-7am After 4pm 5-6am, 10-12pm
Larut, Matang & Selama, Perak After 4pm 4-5am After 1pm 3am -12pm
Kuala Terengganu After 3pm 3-9am After 1pm 4-7am
Kuching, Sarawak After 2pm 4-5am After 6am 2-3am
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah After 1pm 2-12pm After 5pm 2-4am, 7-8am, 11-12pm, 3-4pm
Kuala Muda, Kedah After 5pm 3-8am After 3pm 4-9am
Kuantan, Pahang After 4pm 4-1pm After 5pm 2-3pm
Batu Pahat, Johor After 4pm 5-7am After 1pm 2-3am, 5-6am, 10-12pm
Singapore After 4pm 3-10am After 4pm 9-11am


Christmas aside, you may also be preparing to usher in the new year, so ensure you travel in smooth traffic, take note of these best and worst travel times by Waze.

The Best and Worst Times To Drive For the New Year Celebration

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NEW YEAR December 31 January 1
Best Time Worst Time Best Time Worst Time
Central Malacca 10-12pm, after 2pm 4-5am, 7-8am After 3pm 4-5am
Kinta, Perak 4pm onwards 5-6am After 3pm 2-5am
Larut, Matang & Selama, Perak After 1pm 2-11am After 2pm 5-6am, 12-1pm
Kuala Terengganu After 4pm 7-10am After 2pm 9-10am
Kuching After 5pm 3-10am After 1pm 5-6am
Kota Kinabalu 7-10am, after 6pm 4-5am, 3-4pm After 5pm 4-6am, 11-12pm
Kuala Muda,Kedah After 6pm 5am-3pm After 5pm 3-1pm
Kuantan After 5pm 5-6am After 3pm 4-5am
Batu Pahat, Johor After 4pm 9-10am After 2pm 2-5am
Singapore After 5pm 3am-2pm After 4pm 5-6am


Do try to schedule your drive in advance and avoid peak travel periods with Waze’s Planned Drive function.

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