(Closed) How Long is Your Commute??

posted 7 years ago in Career
  • poll: How Long is Your Commute to Work??

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  • Post # 32
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2009

    I currently only work part-time, since I’m in college for my degree, and it’s only a 5 minute drive to work. It was around 15-20 min. while I was living with my parents, but when DH and I moved in together after the wedding, it moved down to 5. Which is great, because I get to sleep in a little more 🙂

    Post # 33
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    30 minutes by bus. FI’s commute is an hour by trolley. When we get a home,we’re going to make sure it’s less of a commute for both of us.

    Post # 34
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    Bee Keeper

    Omg I would love 27 miles away! haha. I live 7 miles away and I don’t like it. I like living farther away because it’s like focusing for the day on my way in and winding down on my way home.

    Post # 35
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Both my Fiance and I drive about 50 minutes to get to work each day.  I go about half the distance that he does, but during rush hour traffic can be brutal, so it takes me just as long.  Unfortunately we work in opposite directions from our house so there isn’t even a better option for us to live.  It’s a constant point of discussion and I’m sure will be more of an issue when we start having kids.

    Post # 36
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Door to door, about 35 minutes – that includes waiting for the tram to arrive though. The tram journey takes just over 20 minutes so I could probably do it in 30 on a good day!

    Post # 37
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    3173 posts
    Sugar bee

    12 minute drive + 7-8 minute walk depending on traffic during my walk. Not too bad and I get a bit of exercise.

    Post # 38
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    119 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    50 Minutes door to door. I take the metro but it would be 8.3 miles if I drove directly. I’m fine to metro since DC traffic can be crazy and I’m sure most days my metro ride is faster than sitting in traffic!

    Post # 39
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    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My commute is 38 miles one way. Takes about 45-50 minutes. I don’t mind the commute and I have a car with great gas mileage, so the price doesn’t add up too much.

    Post # 40
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    4 miles 🙂 6 minutes to drive there.  For both my Husband and myself.  (We work in buildings next to eachother)

    Post # 41
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @ashkat:  Minutes and Miles are two very different things. I only live 14 miles from work, but it’s a solid 1 hour (sometimes more) commute every evening.It’s one thing to be driving and moving for your commute, but it’s another to be bumper to bumper in a sea of neverending tail lights that make you want to go on a rampage and cause you to yell at your poor SO when you get home

    Sitting in traffic makes all the difference…

    Post # 42
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    My commute is about .2 miles and I walk it everyday, which takes about 5 minutes. I am super spoiled and will miss it when I leave in less than a month. My husband took a job in California, in the Bay Area, so I’m sure my commute is about to get much longer no matter where I work.

    Post # 43
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    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    60 miles one way, 60 miles back – it’s a 2 hour round trip.

    Post # 44
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    5217 posts
    Bee Keeper

    60 miles a day, about an hour each way. If traffic isn’t bad, it’s about 40/45 minutes. If traffic is bad, there’s a wreck or it is raining, it’s at least an hour one way. 

    Post # 45
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I commute 30-45 minutes each way and I love it. Granted my drive is mostly backroads and there’s very rarely any traffic. I get that time in the morning to gather my thoughts and prepare for the day (and wake up) and the time in the afternoon to unwind from the workday. It helps that I drive a super fun vehicle. I can’t wait till the weather gets a little warmer so I can take the top down.

    My former commute was more like 15 minutes and it was pure hell because it was basically bumper to bumper traffic all the way to and from work.

    It seems like your husband is worried about cost.  I pay about $40 a week for gas.  Sometimes more, sometimes less depending on how many other errands I have to run during the week.  I drive a not-so-gas-efficient SUV, so your milage may vary.

    Post # 46
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @ashkat:  My current commute is about 15 minutes by car (around 18km).  The longest commute I ever had was an hour and 15 minutes (in good weather) or 93km one way.  I did that for a year (it was a replacement teaching position)

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