(Closed) What's your commute to work like?

posted 4 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 61
232 posts
Helper bee

My job is 28 miles from home. During the week it takes me about an hour and fifteen minutes. That also includes dropping kids off at different schools.

When there is no traffic its only takes 30 minutes.

Post # 62
2003 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Used to be about 20 minutes. Now it’s 10, all back roads. It’s amazing. I can go home for lunch, too. 

I would die if it took me more then 30/40 minutes. 

Post # 63
420 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Wow mine’s not as extreme but still drains the life out of me- I work about 45 miles away. I’m up at 5:30, out the door by 6:30, takes me about 50 minutes to get to work on a normal day, and between 1-1.5 hours to get home so I’m home before 5:30pm. I’m also in bed after 9 every day and feel like I can’t do anything once I get home! I want to eat, shower, and go to bed! 

Post # 64
5107 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

Mine’s about an hour but usually there is no traffic unless there is an accident. I also have a bit of a unique situation where I work on the opposite side of the bay from where I live, so I have to cross a long bridge to get to work. A handfull of days during the year this bridge gets closed for various weather related reasons and I have to go all the way around the bay, which takes about 2 hours during rush hours. This happened twice in one week a few weeks ago due to fog. It’s a huge PITA and not really something you can plan for. Most days though, the commute doesn’t really bother me.

I listen to audiobooks. 

Post # 65
10033 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

20 to 30mins with traffic. Mostly because I have to drive through downtown to get to my office and downtown is always busy.

Post # 66
3885 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Yep I’m in DC and have a decent commute compared to some people I know. I’m up everyday at 5:15 to get ready for work (I also have a puppy) and leave a little before 7 to get in at 8, though I’m usually 5-10 minutes late depending on how the metro is working. I leave at 4:30 and get home a little after 5:30 so it’s not terrible. My FI’s commute is closer to 1.5 hours each way and he works really late hours so my hourish commute looks pretty good in comparison.

At a summer job I worked in college, I lived 6 minutes from work. It was a dream! With the worst traffic it was still never more than 10. Good old days!

ETA: The metro is crap with bad weather, so I’ve had commutes that were 3+ hours long during the winter or in the rain.  The joy of living in a big city!


  • This reply was modified 3 years, 7 months ago by  missinthecity.
Post # 67
1204 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My drive is 45 minutes on a nice day, but can get to 1.5 hours if the roads are slick/snow covered. There’s never any traffic. The entire drive is on rural highways, and it can be quite scenic. I don’t mind it at all on nice days, but am miserable on snowy days. My family and coworkers think I’m nuts for having such a long commute, BUT it is worth it because I get to apply my skills in a very rewarding field (health and genomic research). 

Post # 68
1150 posts
Bumble bee

I rarely have to go to the office but when I do it is 15 minutes away.  I avoid rush hour.  It could double at rush hour.  

I have to go in several days in May and I’m going to try riding my bike weather permitting.  

Post # 69
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

25 minute drive singing like Celion Dion at loud as can be, and 25 minutes home doing the same thing. 

That’s only in perfect weather though. If it’s raining, thunderstorming or snowing I have to add on another 10-20 minutes each day. 

Post # 70
1936 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

3 full songs. 4 if I get coffee. Less than 15 minutes.

Post # 71
14 posts
  • Wedding: June 2017

trinibride0417:  I live in VA and commute to DC, so my commute is 45 minutes on a good day. A bad day on the metro is like an hour and a half. A horrible day on the metro is three hours, not including a twenty minute walk through Chinatown. Le sigh.

Post # 72
173 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I live in NYC. Mine is about a 30-45mins depending on train traffic. If there’s a track fire, an outage or a “police incident” at a station — fuhgeddaboutit.  

Post # 73
1515 posts
Bumble bee

If I leave the house at 6:05, I get to the office by 6:45.  If I leave at 6:15, I don’t get there until 7:15.  

If I head home at 3:45, I’m home by 4:30, if I leave at 4:15 or later, I dont get home until 5:30 or later.

Post # 74
157 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2006

10-20 minutes down the freeway depending on which office location I’m working in that day. I only work Monday, Wednesday and every other Friday. 

Post # 75
6304 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

My commute used to be an hour in each direction, sometimes more. I started listening to a lot of audiobooks which helped the time pass with less stress. Now, three days a week, my commute is from the bedroom to my office space in the living room. The other two days it’s about 20 minutes each way. I’m really grateful for it and I’m glad I love my job because I couldn’t imagine going back to a 5 day a week office setting.

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