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In the films it appears that they are able to travel from the mid or outer rim to Core worlds in a matter of weeks or even days - yet planets are often described as "remote" and there are references in the expanded universe to news taking weeks or months to reach some sectors. Is there a standard scale for how long it takes to travel interplanetary distances? Perhaps based on hyperdrive ratings?—Unsigned comment byBespin Phantom (talk • contribs).
No, there isn't, because of the nature of hyperspace. Some hyperlanes are simply faster than others; indeed, as stated in The Essential Atlas, "Because it's so much faster to use well-known, frequently traveled hyperspace routes, finding the quickest trip between two points can be counterintuitive . . . For example, to travel between Malastare and Druckenwell—two worlds in the southeast Mid Rim—ships typically hop all the way to the Inner Rim to make a route switch at Denon." So travel between the Core and Outer Rim can be extremely fast (it seems Palpatine took only a few hours at most to get from Coruscant to Mustafar in RotS) if both worlds are on or near a fast route, while worlds far from such routes can take much, much longer. jSarek 02:11, December 6, 2009 (UTC)