+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 138
Educational IT Jobs Thread, How far do you travel to work, how long does it take? in United Kingdom (UK) Specific Forums; Up until very recently I was travelling 2 hours +, from hastings to central London. The job was a huge ...
  1. #31

    Domino's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Bromley
    Posts
    4,126
    Thank Post
    215
    Thanked 1,255 Times in 786 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4
    Rep Power
    505
    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.

  2. #32
    JPS
    JPS is offline
    JPS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Chelmsford
    Posts
    293
    Thank Post
    91
    Thanked 44 Times in 40 Posts
    Rep Power
    12
    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.

  3. #33

    HarryMonkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Bedford
    Posts
    1,122
    Thank Post
    54
    Thanked 215 Times in 162 Posts
    Rep Power
    172
    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.

  4. #34

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,962
    Thank Post
    159
    Thanked 152 Times in 116 Posts
    Rep Power
    49
    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

  5. #35
    somabc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    London
    Posts
    2,337
    Thank Post
    83
    Thanked 388 Times in 258 Posts
    Rep Power
    111
    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.

  6. #36

    tmcd35's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Norfolk
    Posts
    5,624
    Thank Post
    845
    Thanked 883 Times in 731 Posts
    Blog Entries
    9
    Rep Power
    326
    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!

  7. #37
    IanT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    @ the back of my server racks farting.....
    Posts
    1,891
    Thank Post
    2
    Thanked 118 Times in 109 Posts
    Rep Power
    60
    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!
    Last edited by IanT; 13th September 2010 at 02:51 PM.

  8. #38


    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    6,580
    Thank Post
    228
    Thanked 854 Times in 733 Posts
    Rep Power
    295
    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.

  9. #39


    tom_newton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    4,463
    Thank Post
    866
    Thanked 845 Times in 667 Posts
    Rep Power
    195
    ~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)

  10. #40

    korifugi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Derby
    Posts
    1,024
    Thank Post
    221
    Thanked 312 Times in 177 Posts
    Rep Power
    158
    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.

  11. #41

    maniac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Kent
    Posts
    3,037
    Thank Post
    209
    Thanked 425 Times in 306 Posts
    Rep Power
    144
    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!

  12. #42
    Jamman960's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    London/Kent
    Posts
    987
    Thank Post
    186
    Thanked 194 Times in 156 Posts
    Rep Power
    45
    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.
    Last edited by Jamman960; 13th September 2010 at 05:51 PM.

  13. #43

    Andrew_C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Winchester
    Posts
    2,961
    Thank Post
    64
    Thanked 374 Times in 284 Posts
    Rep Power
    158
    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!

  14. #44

    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Kensington, London
    Posts
    372
    Thank Post
    59
    Thanked 36 Times in 32 Posts
    Rep Power
    31
    2 hours each way, (commuting by train and tube)

  15. #45


    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    6,580
    Thank Post
    228
    Thanked 854 Times in 733 Posts
    Rep Power
    295
    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

SHARE:
+ Post New Thread
Page 3 of 10 FirstFirst 1234567 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Help with travel insurance
    By garethedmondson in forum General Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14th August 2010, 11:57 AM
  2. Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11th August 2010, 05:35 PM
  3. Replies: 9
    Last Post: 1st May 2010, 01:23 AM
  4. [Pics] Travel With Words
    By DaveP in forum Jokes/Interweb Things
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 19th April 2010, 08:38 PM
  5. How long to keep ex pupil work
    By ozydave in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 31st October 2007, 11:35 AM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •