Time needed for commute in Great Britain, by transportation 2018

This statistic presents the average amount of time spent travelling to work in Great Britain in October to December 2018, categorized by mode of transportation. The longest commuting time was on national rail trains with more than an hour long journeys, suggesting that trains are the preferred option for longer journeys for getting to work. Unsurprisingly, the shortest time was for walking with the average commuting time being 15 minutes.

Average commuting time in Great Britain in October to December 2018*, by mode of transportation

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Release date

December 2019


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

October to December 2018

Supplementary notes

*This excludes all those in employment that live in Great Britain but work outside of it, and includes all those in employment that live in Northern Ireland and work in Great Britain.
** Includes underground, light railway systems and trams.
*** Includes taxis.

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