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 ...
13th September 2010, 01:29 PM #31
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.
13th September 2010, 02:27 PM #32
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.
13th September 2010, 03:07 PM #33
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.
13th September 2010, 03:10 PM #34
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
13th September 2010, 03:16 PM #35
I did it the other way, London into Kent. (1hr driving, 2hrs train). Would not recommend it at all.
Originally Posted by Domino
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.
13th September 2010, 03:25 PM #36
About 15miles or 20mins by car.
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).
Originally Posted by NikChillin
It takes that long? wow - that's an eternity!
Originally Posted by Edu-IT
13th September 2010, 03:46 PM #37
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 03:51 PM.
13th September 2010, 03:55 PM #38
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.
13th September 2010, 04:11 PM #39
~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)
13th September 2010, 04:12 PM #40
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.
13th September 2010, 05:10 PM #41
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!
13th September 2010, 06:47 PM #42
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 06:51 PM.
13th September 2010, 07:08 PM #43
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!
13th September 2010, 07:11 PM #44
2 hours each way, (commuting by train and tube)
13th September 2010, 07:17 PM #45
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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