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    Up until very recently I was travelling 2 hours +, from hastings to central London.

    The job was a huge improvement, but two years of that nearly killed me - and/or drove me completely mental.

    Now got 50 mins- 1 hour commute, and much better it is too.

    However I don't regret it at all, as the job is right.

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    About an 1h 10 mins - 50mins being on the train into london. I personally wouldnt do a trip by car that was gonna take an hour and a half morning and evening.

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    16 miles for me, generally takes about 25 minutes.

    My brother-in-law, however, has a journey of about 85 miles each way ... Fareham to Silverstone and back. He says he doesn't mind the journey. I think I'd soon get pretty sick of it.

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    2 miles - 5 minute drive, 20 minute cycle. Perfect really
    I think anything more than about 20-30 miles and I'd think about moving a bit nearer - a long drive every day would do my head in. Could handle a longer train journey because at least you can chill out and read a book or something to pass the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Domino View Post
    Up until very recently I was travelling 2 hours +, from hastings to central London.

    The job was a huge improvement, but two years of that nearly killed me - and/or drove me completely mental.

    Now got 50 mins- 1 hour commute, and much better it is too.

    However I don't regret it at all, as the job is right.
    I did it the other way, London into Kent. (1hr driving, 2hrs train). Would not recommend it at all.

    I would say up to 30min is ideal, 1hr is doable, more is just not.

    How you commute is important too, 1hr driving on the M20/25 is hellish, but 1hr walking home is probably preferable to a 30 min tube journey at rush hour.

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    About 15miles or 20mins by car.

    Quote Originally Posted by NikChillin View Post
    12 miles, cycled a couple of times but other half moaned it was too dangerous!
    I cycle whenever the weather looks like it's going to be kind - we're down to about once a week now. I cycled to day and things are already looking good for Wednesday (fingers crossed).

    Quote Originally Posted by Edu-IT View Post
    I can make it to work in one Lady GaGa track.
    It takes that long? wow - that's an eternity!

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    I used to go from Sutton to Hackney everyday to a school where I was Network Manager, used to get up at 05:30AM and get there for about 07:30ish.

    I now have a 25min drive to work in Each Dulwich!
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    if i go to the office (which i rarley do these days) its about 120 mile round trip and can take 4 hours (its a bit better now one of the sets of roadworks on the m62 has gone but there is still another). Normally i do about 80-90 miles a day depends on which school(s) im visiting. Again like others have said i try and start fairly early 8am (i doubt most of my schools would let me in before that and i dont want to be leaving home earlier i already leave before 7 usually). Ive being doing it for over 5 1/2 years now after a while it just becomes routine stick radio on and drive though it does get bad in winter when its dark going to and coming home from work.

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    ~10 mins walk. More like 12 on the way back due to hillage. Some competition between myself and rob_f as to who is closest to the office (he's closer crow-flies, my walk is quicker)

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    For me its a 25 min walk (I can really shift so I cover quite a bit of ground), then 10 mins on the train followed by another 5 min walk.

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    It's not just the time, it's the cost in fuel!

    My commute to work is about 16 miles, that's a 32 mile round trip. It costs me about £30 a week just for the petrol to get me to work and back, so that's £120 out of my wages just getting me to work!

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    I travel around 6 miles each way and it takes about 45mins during term time or 20 outside of term...

    I used to work all over the country, I'd usually travel atleast 2-3 hours each day and ended up spending 1 or 2 nights a week in a hotel. It really didn't do me any good in the end and I'm glad to be out of it.
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    I wouldn't mind the drive so much, even with the cost of fuel, if it was a pleasant drive. Even if it was only the last ten minutes were hassle free, without delays. As it is, it is drudgery!

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    2 hours each way, (commuting by train and tube)

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    Quote Originally Posted by maniac View Post
    It's not just the time, it's the cost in fuel!

    My commute to work is about 16 miles, that's a 32 mile round trip. It costs me about £30 a week just for the petrol to get me to work and back, so that's £120 out of my wages just getting me to work!
    what on earth do you drive i do nearer 500 a week and it dosent cost me much more than that

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