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

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Post # 76
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

My commute is only 15 minutes with no freeway, but my Fiance has it bad. For those of you from So Cal, you will understand this – he takes the 91 WITH traffic daily from Corona to Tustin. His commute is about 30 miles, which should take only about 20-30 minutes without traffic. It takes him an hour on a good day, and up to 1.5 hours if traffic is heavy. One time, there was an accident that closed the freeway and our GPS said 3.5 hours.. he actually had to call out of work that day. I love where I live and never want to leave Cali, but the 91 is the bane of my existance. It even has it’s own Yelp page! 

Post # 77
472 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Temescal Lake House

I was 7 miles away that took a disgusting 35 minutes each way (Silicon Valley traffic is horrible) but I have recently moved and it’s about a 5 minute drive now. I love being able to go home for lunch now 🙂 My SO travels from the upper East Bay to Menlo Park and its about 1.5 hours each way 🙁 hopefully a move will be in near future

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Post # 78
732 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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snowflake8:  Same here, the bus sucks.  I have to stand outside and wait for it like 20 minutes early and often it is 20 minutes or more late.  I have to catch the bus I aim for because they’re less than once an hour most of the time.  Today I start work at 3.30 and will have to catch a 2pm bus.  If I drove it would be less than 20 minutes away, but I hate driving and can’t have a car at the moment.  But at least my commute now is easier than at my last job, where I had to take this bus to the commuter train to the subway, where I had to take 2 or 3 different lines (and I work weekends when they do repairs).  It’s nice to only get on the bus, then get off the bus and walk like 3/4 of a mile to work.

Post # 79
2678 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I work 6 miles from our house and it takes me no more than 15 minutes in the morning (unless there’s an accident or something). On my way home though (same route as the morning commute, just opposite without any accidents), can take me up to 30 minutes!

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jackjackattck:  I love, love, love Southern California and don’t see us ever leaving either, but I seriously hate driving through Orange County and the damn 91!

Post # 80
96 posts
Worker bee

I am very lucky – I have a 8ish minute walk to work! 🙂

Post # 81
4697 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My commute is barely a commute.. I’m now about a 3 minute walk from my office. I can see it from my kitchen.

Post # 82
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Man that stinks, I can sympathize! Like yours, my commute would take around 20 minutes without traffic, but with traffic and all the road work going on, it takes me an hour most days just to drive, then I have a 10-15 minute walk to my building from where I park my car. It adds up to an 11-12 hour day with the commute both ways. I struggle to stay up past 8:30 on weeknights because I am so exhausted from it all.

Post # 83
2807 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

It used to be like 10 minutes and we recently moved so now it’s closer to 30. ☹️ Still relatively short but I hate driving in bad traffic.

Post # 84
2180 posts
Buzzing bee

I have a 40 mile round trip–usually about 30-40 minutes in the morning and 60-90 minutes coming home. There is never not traffic. We were supposedly moving offices to a spot that would have been barely 15 minutes away from me, but no dice 

Post # 85
198 posts
Blushing bee

I have access to public transportation so I take the rail system and walk (or take the bus if im extra tired). It’s an hour each way, but the weather is almost always nice and I enjoy incorporating exercise into my commute time. I used to have an awful commute (an hour in traffic each way) and I prefer this so much more. It’s so much less stressful. Even though it’s time consuming, and I often wish I could just hop in the car and go, I’m grateful for my two feet that carry me.

Post # 86
309 posts
Helper bee

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jackjackattck:  I do the Ortega everyday. Leave at 445 get to work at 6. If I leave at 5 I get to work after 7 usually.

Post # 87
1604 posts
Bumble bee

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trinibride0417:  if I drove to it it would be a 10 minute car ride. However, I don’t drive and means I got to catch two buses to get there because they cancelled the direct bus that takes only 10 minutes 😡. So annoying. Not any better to walk because that’s like an hour and my jobs quite physical so don’t feel like knackering myself out before the day has started. Sometimes I’ll walk back, but not if the weather is rubbish. 

Post # 88
13904 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My commute is about 35 minutes going in and 40-45 coming home.  I leave my house at about 445am and leave my client’s site around 3 (on a good day…then I come home to do corporate stuff, yuck).  I drive 30 miles each way, hence my pre-dawn departure.

Post # 89
24 posts

20 minutes. 30 minutes with traffic. Not too bad.

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