Cargo runs from Bajor to Dreon VII typically took twelve hours. On this run, a freighter would travel around the Rolor Nebula and, on a captain's discretion, might travel through or around the stellar nursery in the Panak sector. The Badlands were three hours away from this cargo route.
In 2372, Captain Kasidy Yates's freighter, the SS Xhosa, made regular runs between Bajor and Dreon VII. On these runs, the Xhosa would make a detour to the Badlands for a rendezvous with the Maquis. The Maquis received medical and food supplies from the freighter. This extra run added six hours to her time from Bajor.