How long is your commute to work?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by keiththebassist, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. Heading to an interview later at a winery that's about 50 minutes from where I live. Now, I live within 30 minutes of about 100 wineries so that kind of commute seems unnecessary, but lots of folks have commutes like that I suppose.

    What's your commute time to work each day?
  2. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Somewhere Far Beyond
    Uncompensated: Kalium Strings, Fractal Audio, Dingwall basses
    To work is between 15 and 20 minutes. To home, 20-25 minutes. I can also change my shift as I want - basically just start anytime between 7am and 9am, which helps me beat some of the traffic. Avoiding the freeways helps even more. I wouldn't do a job that is much more than 30 mins either way - I drove 48 miles / 60 minutes each way for about 2 years and will never do that again. It got really old fast. Some days it was nice to relax a bit after work, cool down in the car on the way home - but those would be maybe once a month or so. I'd rather keep my 2 hours to myself.
  3. Texan

    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast. Supporting Member

    Aug 15, 2004
    Houston, TX
    45-50 minutes one way
  4. I have a 6 mile drive that takes 15 minutes.
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  6. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    10 seconds, 60 seconds if I stop for coffee.

  7. thunderbird66


    Sep 30, 2012
    west Texas
    About 1 1/2 hrs. Almost 65 miles to work ( one way) . Ten hrs days too. About 13hrs when including drive time.
  8. ArtechnikA

    ArtechnikA I endorsed a check once... Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 24, 2013
    45-ish has been pretty much the average for most of my working career.
    That's what I have now, in fact...
    I did 60 mi / 90 minutes for about a year. It was a l-o-n-g year.

    30-45 minutes is a good amount of time to get ramped up into the coming day, and leaving it behind at the end. If your job is that engaging. These days my day starts when I walk in the door and ends when I walk out, for the most part. So I get a solid 90 minutes a day to concentrate on listening to music...
  9. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2011
    San Franciscco, CA
    30 minutes by bicycle. 40 minutes by mass transit.
  10. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    I couldn't do it. That's 20 secs per day. Id go crazy.

    Mine is about 2 seconds. Or about a meter (i have to count the second it takes to get up from the bed then the second to make it to the computer chair).
  11. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    25 - 30 minute drive. There is no traffic to worry about but half the drive is 2 lane, winding roads.
  12. madrob


    Aug 22, 2006
    Ottawa, ON, Canada
    I'm about 53 (50km) minutes one way but living in the woods is worth it to me.
  13. Biggbass


    Dec 14, 2011
    Planet Earth
    32 miles each way
    about 45 min per
    used to commute 18 miles each way which took an hour per
    different roads and less traffic now and like said above, living in the woods is worth it.
    soon my commute will be about 20 feet!
  14. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    30-40 minutes counting an average of 5 minutes' wait time for the bus. I've done similar length car commutes in the past, and those are much more mentally taxing. The bus trips tend to fly by except for the occasional traffic jam.

    I don't think I could ever handle one hour-plus driving each way, nothing's worth that to me.
  15. Mktrat

    Mktrat Seriously, are we not doing phrasing anymore? Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2013
    Berkley, MI
    10-12 minutes in / 20-25 home

    I have come to appreciate the lack of traffic on my way to work @ 4:30 am :bassist:
    All wheel drive makes up for the lack of plows too.

    Permanent Roommate had a 45-60 minute commute until I got tired of listening to her complain about be stuck in traffic and being late and how stupid people are and how bad they we moved. Now she is 4 miles from work. Still a bit tardy, but no complaining about traffic. Best money I ever lost on a house. :D
  16. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Between 17 and 23 minutes if I leave at 6AM. 30-40 if I leave at 7.
  17. Smit_Dogg


    May 17, 2009
    Cumbria, UK
    10 minute drive to the train station. A 1 hour train journey to work, 15min walk to my place of work... It's a long haul!
  18. 20 mile drive, 95% freeway... 25 minutes in normal traffic.

    Well upwards of an hour at rush hour :spit:.
  19. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen!

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups
    22 miles each way, it's a reverse commute tho, so I can put the car in cruise control at 69mph most of the way and it only takes about 25min.
  20. StevieMac


    Mar 17, 2005
    Vancouver, BC
    15 to 20 minutes for me. 8 to 10 minutes for the wife.
  21. msact

    msact Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2013
    Bucks Co, PA
    About 35-40 minutes when I travel to the office. I do telecommute part of the time though.