commuting time 2016 washington postThe above chart of total time spend commuting to work is something we found on The Washington Post’s Wonkblog.

How does your commute compare with that chart? How much time do you spend getting to and from work every day?

And we almost added “What else could you be doing with that time?” But let’s be real: why should we torture ourselves thinking about that?


  1. Michael Ellis on 05/03/2016 at 1:21 pm

    My current commute is 45 minutes, on average, one-way. In the Bad Old Days I had a 75-minute commute. I used to take naps on the straight parts if the freeway. Kindly motorists would honk to wake me up when a curve was approaching.

    Or a school bus.

    Or a tree.

  2. LeroyJenkins on 05/03/2016 at 1:26 pm

    I can get to work in 20-25 minutes.

    Getting home takes anywhere from 45-60 minutes.

    People all come to work at different times. They all leave together.

  3. Led on 05/03/2016 at 1:47 pm

    15 mins

  4. Kim on 05/03/2016 at 1:59 pm

    My commute is about 45 minutes, meaning I’ve spent 140 days commuting over the last 9 years! OMG!

  5. Wes Williams on 05/03/2016 at 3:00 pm

    My worst commute was when I still lived in Greenville, Texas, but had begun working and going to school in Dallas. Because the bridges over Lake Ray Hubbard were under construction, it would take an hour and a half to get to the office at Central and Meadow Road.

    But coming home at midnight only took half an hour because there was no traffic.

  6. Amy on 05/03/2016 at 7:00 pm

    7 minutes for a 2 mile drive.

    • Wes Williams on 05/18/2016 at 1:04 pm

      That sounds like me. I live 1 mile from the office, but it sometimes takes me ten minutes to find a chance to pull out of my driveway.