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Average distance travelled for commuting purposes, by mode England 2017

Average distance travelled per person for commuting purposes in England in 2017, by mode of transport (in miles per person)

by N. Sönnichsen, last edited May 27, 2019
Average distance travelled for commuting purposes, by mode England 2017 Cars and vans were the most popular mode of transport for commuting purposes in England. In 2017, car and van drivers travelled an average of 832 miles per year, nearly four times the distance travelled by those using surface rail as a means of commuting. In Great Britain overall, the car was used by more than two thirds of commuters, by far the majority of those travelling to work. In the past three years, the popularity of the car has been unchallenged.
Train commutes the longest

The average commuting time for those travelling via rail was an hour, which suggested that those using rail tended to do so when needing to traverse greater distances. By comparison, the average car commute was 26 minutes long in 2017.

Company cars have greatest annual mileage

The greatest commuting mileage of car drivers was covered by those driving company vehicles. In 2017, a company car user drove nearly four times the distance someone using a private car travelled.
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by N. Sönnichsen, last edited May 27, 2019
Cars and vans were the most popular mode of transport for commuting purposes in England. In 2017, car and van drivers travelled an average of 832 miles per year, nearly four times the distance travelled by those using surface rail as a means of commuting. In Great Britain overall, the car was used by more than two thirds of commuters, by far the majority of those travelling to work. In the past three years, the popularity of the car has been unchallenged.
Train commutes the longest

The average commuting time for those travelling via rail was an hour, which suggested that those using rail tended to do so when needing to traverse greater distances. By comparison, the average car commute was 26 minutes long in 2017.

Company cars have greatest annual mileage

The greatest commuting mileage of car drivers was covered by those driving company vehicles. In 2017, a company car user drove nearly four times the distance someone using a private car travelled.
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