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04/04/2013 at 08:46
Just wondering, I flew through to work this morning, its always the same in the holidays. It took me less than 10 mins this morning, most mornings its between 15-20 mins.
I travel in my car, when my car was broke I took the bus which took 50 mins, I hated it.
I've never had a job where I've had to travel very far.
So how long is your commute and how do you get to work?
04/04/2013 at 08:48
I'm on a career break at the moment, but before that my commute was approx. 45 mins to work. On a country windy road by car.
04/04/2013 at 08:58
My new commute is 40mins by train. NO TUBE!! The train station is a 5ish min drive away.
04/04/2013 at 09:00
If i walk then it takes me 25-30mins, if i drive then it can take me 15 mins at the most.
04/04/2013 at 09:07
Old job was 45 mins of stop start traffic , new job is 40 mins but traffic always moves. In school hols new job is 25 mins.
04/04/2013 at 09:08
Mine varies wildely depending on where I need to be!!
Either zero (I work from home!!)
25 min drive to my nearest office (rarely go in though), or
3 hours by car, train and tube when I am in the London office (which is approx twice a week)
04/04/2013 at 09:21
30 mins for me, I've never had a commute less than that. H's is just over an hour if hedrives, and 1.5hours if the goes on the train, but the train is free for him, so sometimes better to have a longer journey.
04/04/2013 at 09:33
i love schoopl hols! my commute can take over an hr some days...school hols..40 min (good friday....30!)
04/04/2013 at 09:35
My work is 20 miles away which is about a 25ish minute drive, maybe a little longer if there's traffic on the motorway, but luckily the traffic is usually going the opposite direction - the only way I can get there is by driving.
04/04/2013 at 09:39
I take 1 hour door to door and I travel by train. I get a lift to the station which is 5 mins drive (in school holidays) and 10 mins normally and the rest by train and walking to the office.
04/04/2013 at 09:40
It is approx 30 minutes but can be litte as 20 and often as long as 40. I used to ahve a commute of an hour and a half, which involved walking, train and then more walking but I loved the bit on the train, got loads of reading done. I also used to go to Sheffield once a week and that was about two hours on the train I think.
04/04/2013 at 09:46
Approx 20 mins here but that includes nursery drop off on the way. It's one of the things stopping me going for a new job tbh!
04/04/2013 at 09:58
Door to door about an hour and a quarter. That's a fifteen minute walk to the station. 50 minutes on the train. A 2 minute walk the other end. I'd love to work closer to home but wouldn't be able to find something paying the same kind of money I'm earning part time.
I don't mind the commute that much as I get loads of reading done. And waste time on here too.
Ahh including nursery/school drop off it jumps to fifty minutes!
04/04/2013 at 10:19
I live 5 minutes from work and drive there. However, i have to take P to Mums before work and fetch her after. Which makes it about 50minutes from leaving home to getting to work. We are moving soon though and our new house is further from work but much closer to Mums so i can drop P off on my way. So it'll take me about 20/25minutes probably.
I used to commute into London. That was a 10minute walk to station, 45minutes on train and 20 minute walk the other end. COuldn't be doing with that now!
04/04/2013 at 11:52
About 30mins door to door on the way there, it can take a little longer on the way back as the roads are busier. We take the bus which goes from right outside our door.
04/04/2013 at 12:27
15 minutes in the morning (because I am driving at 7.15am) and then probably 30 - 40 minutes home when traffic is a bit busier.
04/04/2013 at 12:33
before i was a sahm mine was 15min bus then 5min walk.
I drive in my car, takes between 15 and 25 minutes, although if the a2 is snarled up it's been known to take me over an hour. I would struggle to get here any other way tbh.
Before i passed my test and i lived in Oxfordshire i used to have to get a bus to the next town, then a bus into Oxford and then another bus out to the hospital. Took forever and i promised myself the day i passed my test that i'd never get the bus again!
04/04/2013 at 13:23
90 mins - drive to station (from nursery drop off), train to London (50ish mins), 4 stops on tube, 5 min walk other end. On mat leave at the mo so am thoroughly enjoying not have to cram onto a tube, but wCedars about a part time job that pays ok - ill never be able to find the same job locally for the same pay.
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