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How far do you go?
How long does it take?
How much does it cost?
Talk to me about yr commutes.
And depending on what route I decide to take it can cost nothing or £40 in food and drinks to keep my energy levels up.
260p (I think, I use contactless)
I'm on one now. I could just get one bus but I can't be arsed to wal the extra bit
15-20 minute bus journey
5 minute walk
don't know how far it is...
£12 per week
About 7 miles.
Costs something like 1200 a year I guess.
7-8 min walk
it's actually really nice because it's a comfy coach ride which is always at least half-empty with nice views and it's useful reading/studying time. pretty much my fav part of my working day.
the only bad part is when i'm tired and can't help succumbing to a bus nap which leads to the agony of having to wake up and get off the bus in a stupor
then 20 minutes on the metro.
Reading - Waterloo
10 min walk to station, 1hr20mins train, 10 min walk
You don't wanna know how much it costs
This will change next week when I'll be doing the bizarre Reading - Kingston commute involving perhaps two changes of trains
It's quite a pleasant journey though - I get a seat, nice scenery, I read a fuckload of books and comics and listen to music so it's not all bad. Plus, it means I NEVER have to cook cos usually as soon as I get in the door my boyfriend's already done it :D
Also it'll change fairly soon, it's not forever. Just until we buy a flat.
At an eye-watering cost of £170 a month.
I can leave home at 7am and get home at 6.30pm five days a week can't I?
whether you'll enjoy the experience is another matter entirely.
(my full commute was a 40 minute walk and then a 1hr train journey. left at 7am, home at 7pm. the winter, oh gods the winter.)
I'm going down next week to have a look around and meet the team. And long as I get on with everyone and don't do anything stupid I think the job might be mine.
I hasn't thought about winter :(
the walk will be alright and you can read during the train journey. don't worry about it.
11 if I want a longer one
20 mins if it's the short one, half an hourish for the longer ride
without traffic lights or pedestrians
I probably walk faster.
55 min train
10 min walk
£330 / month
walk-tube-bus-walk, bout 1hr each way
dunno 30 miles, about an hour in the morning as I can change at clapham junction and go straight to victoria, takes about an hour and a half in the evening as I have to go via waterloo, I hate the underground so I walk along st james park, theres quicker ways but they lack squirrels. it cost £4000 per year. try and make the most of it read the paper on the way, read a book or which some tv on my phone on my way home but my never really in the frame of mind to enjoy anything. the worst thing is it means weekdays may as well not exist and the last four years have just evaporated
might think about cycling in or purchasing a month pass idk.
And then about 30 miles to another thing I'm a really hard worker
Lift by car to train station: 8 miles
Time/cost: 30 mins/£0.00
Train to station nearest work: 7 miles
Walk from station to office: 1 mile
The way home is the same except for a bus from train station to home rather than lift,coming in at £2.90 at a duration of 45 mins, plus extra mile walk at other end.
So in total,
Distance: 33 miles
Time(including extra 20 mins waiting on buses arriving/leaving and extra 10 min walk on way home): 2 hours 40 mins-ish
Seems like much more of a faff written down.
Can go three ways...
1 - 9 minute walk (left to Denmark Hill) - 15 minute train (First Capital Connect to Farringdon) - 2 minute walk + 5 minute bus ride (243 or 55) OR 12 minute walk
2 - 9 minute walk (right to Peckham Rye) - 19 minute train (London Overground line to Shoreditch High Street) - 15 minute walk
3 - 9 minute walk (right to Peckham Rye) - 10 minute train (Southern to London Bridge) - 4 minute walk (from main line platform to tube) (potential 4 minute wait for tube train) - 7 minute tube (Northern Line to Old St) - 3 minute walk
Could actually go a 4th and cheapest way - 10 minute walk to Camberwell Green - 40ish minute bus ride (35 to Worship St) - 10 minute walk - but fuck that.
First way is quickest but the train is unreliable (often coming late or being cancelled willy nilly) and only comes every 30 mins so if I miss it I'm fucked.
Second way is reliable and quick and have the backup of going the third way if not, but rarely get a seat if I want to get on the closest carriage to the gates the other end, which I always do, obvs.
Third way is longest and most walking but least hassle and nicest as I get to ride the new overground and always get a seat.
For the first 6 months I almost always went the first way there and back. Now I almost never take it there, and infrequently back depending on when I finish. Now pretty much always take the third option back, and mix up second and third option there dependent on weather, and what time I arrive at the station.
Travel is paid for by work. Ding Ding Ding!
For the rest of you, could have just said... 35-40 minute journey all being well, mainly on trains with a bit of walking. Free.
or already had an opinion on the best route of the three. If not then you are really making great progress, well done!
there's no such thing as a 9-minute walk.
it's a walk that takes 9 minutes, as opposed to 10. With that extra minute I can tie and untie my laces an extra four times.
85.8 mile round trip
1h to 1h15m, on average by car (1h30m door to door via train+bus).
~£12.50 per day in petrol (£23.30 by train+bus)
From the week after next:
~15 mins on foot / 5 mins by bike
25% pay cut compared to current job
I make an extra £100 a month by no longer driving.
i. the work (and all that entails)
ii. the wage (including benefits)
iii. the travel (time and money)
They're linked to each other.
I applied for, and took the offer of, the new job (and the financial hit to ii.) because of the improvement in i. and iii. An improvement to all three elements wasn't on the table.
I'm not complaining, cos it was my choice, I'll still be able to eat and pay the bills, but chosing to ease up on the commute involved the compromise of a 25% pay cut compared to the current job.
To clarify: Even taking into account not having to drive to Edinbugger, I'm still on less by ~ as much again.
To cut to the chase, I'm going from £19ph on a zero hours agency 'contract', to £25k-and-some-pounds pa on a proper two year directly employed contract (with incremental raises, pension and other shizz) with a good chance of permanent position at the end of it. The price of security, I guess.
3 min walk to tram stop
15 min ride on the tram
3 min walk to work
I drive, it takes about an hour, and I spend about £40-50 a week in diesel.
One day there might not be any roadworks and it might take me 45 minutes again, but that's a day I can only dream of.
although it's only four miles from home. It's in the middle of the countryside along a road which is extremely dangerous to cycle down, so liberal middle class guilt is abated.
Probably about 50p in petrol each way, I reckon.
I much prefer it to my old 45 minute train journey and 15 minute walk.
I walk to work from Bloomsbury - Soho.
average £1.95 each way per day
it's not a bad commute, as it goes. don't mind it at all
It takes 18 minutes from zone 3/4 to zone 1 in London.
I bought a yearly season ticket. It costs me the equivalent of £71 a month.
When I renew in October, this will increase to £74 a month.
I pay £60 a month for as much petrol as I can use.
In my car about 50 minutes.
About 32 miles?
£11ish a trip? Dunno.
- 20 miles round trip
- 15 minuntes (before 7.30am) 25 minutes (after 7.30am)
- About £6 each day in petrol.
- 20ish miles round trip
- 55 minutes front door to sitting at my desk
- £64 for four weeks (£3.20 a day).
25-30 minutes depending on how competitive I'm feeling and traffic lights. I cycle.
One week is a 5 min walk, another a 5 min train journey. The other two weeks, I have a 30 min train ride. For a month, it costs me about ¥10,000, give or take.
and how the tube lines are running.
Crystal Palace to Kings Cross
£140 per month
Exciting stuff, eh?
but loads of options as I go into the centre then back out to the other side of town. I can walk an extra 5 minutes and get a different set of buses. They are often late and often stuck in traffic, often full (as in completely full) of school or college kids depending on the time of day. We are talking £4 for a dayrider which actually is good value considering how far I go, I feel for those who have to pay that for a lousy 15 minute ride. So generally I give it an hour to get to work, but it is about 15 minutes into town and about 25 out.
120 - 180 mins (round trip)
£320 per month
Not for much longer though, new commute will be more like 20 mins each way.
About 20 miles
Takes about 75mins
Costs about £60 p/w
7 min walk to Overground
3 min journey (two stops) on Overground
8 min journey (four stops) on Jubilee Line
35 min journey on train
7 min walk from station to work
The rest of the time is taken up with waiting for connections etc. On my way home I walk home from Bank so only take mainline train to Waterloo then the Waterloo and City line. I'm no fan of the commute but I love where I live and am too lazy to change jobs. I don't think I could handle anything longer than this though.
10 minute walk, 30 minute bus journey, 2 minute walk, 20 minute bus journey, 10 minute walk.
On the way home, a colleague often gives me a lift, so it's 20 min car journey-30minute bus and 10 minute walk.
10 minutes walk each end. 1 train for 25 miles. 1 or two tubes for a couple more. £3500 a year.
15 minutes door to door on a good day, involving walking to bus stop, it's not far, maybe a couple of miles at most?
Cost about £140 for 3 months.
£1668 in the last 12 months
what's the limit of acceptable for you? How much does a long commute take it out of you?
I've got to decide whether to live with a friend when I move to London in July, with a commute time pushing 1 hour, or to find a room on spareroom or something in a more suitable area where I could have a 30 minute commute. Bearing in mind I'll be working long hours at times, I'm loathe to make myself miserable by spending too long on trains every day.
I used to do an hour commute, with two changes, and one journey against the flow. It was about the limit of what I could bear.
tbf I have absolutely no idea whether I'll be going with or against the flow. Which way does the flow go? From the outside to the centre, or is it more complex than that?
and the reverse in the evening.
gonna be brutal in rush hour
10 miles. 20 mins walk to station, 20 mins train ride, 5 mins to work. £76.50 per month
If it's from either Waterloo or Victoria you'll be going in the opposite direction to the rush hour.
went once via vauxhall. any recommendations?
Twenty minutes on the train, twenty minute walk either side. Eighty quid a month.
Used to do Sheffield to Leeds every day which was a fifteen minute walk, train for forty minutes or an hour, and another fifteen minute walk.
If the trains were knacked (which they usually were) I could be out of the house for 13 hours and only 9 of those would be at work. And it cost 13 quid a day. Complete shite.
20 minute walk or 5 minute cycle, £0
or 40 min / 9 mile cycle
I reckon I can finesse the cycle down to about 30, too many fucking traffic lights
train to waterloo, Waterloo & City line to bank, then walk to work at tower hill. takes about one and a quarter hours end to end. it's not great given I used to be able to walk to work before I moved. used to be able to walk home/get a night bus home after nights out, rather than the last train packed with insufferable tossers who have just broken something :/
have a zone 1-6 travelcard. it's not cheap.
5 mins on subway
6 min tram ride
1 min walk
this usually adds up to about 25 - 30 min.
it cost 365 EUR / year.
But occasionally like today I take public transport, and I think I actually prefer it. I may do it more regulary.
The train from Caterham to Purley and a bus from Purley to Wallington, took 35 minutes.
(it used to be 15 minutes but thanks to some stupid bastard building works I have to get off and walk a bit of it, it's killed my PB)
Dependant on which exciting way theyve erected (heh) the fences around the tram networks that day
Starting from scutty Dalry Rd/Haymarkey then going through the west end and past the cathedral
i work in the eastern hemisphere and work in the west. anyone else?
Probably costs me about £20 a week in petrol, which where I live is cheaper than using the bus, despite them running twice hourly and generally being of a decent standard.
11 minute train
10 minute walk
£8 a day, cheers First Great Western #bunchoftwats.
1h30m to 1h45m each way, up to 3h on a bad day!
15min walk to station, then a 40min FGW train, 20min London Bus, then either a 5-10min bus or 10-15min walk to office.
Too old for this length of commute, so looking for something nearer & easier to commute.
Also over £270 per month in season tickets.
Free (provided by company)
Just under 15 minute walk. Perfect!