About 9 miles... If I bike it takes more than an hour - which I don't mind. If I'm in a hurry or the weather doesn't permit it, then it takes anywhere from 15-30 minutes depending on the traffic.
One thing that you have to consider is location. One of those super commuters the article mentioned lives out in the country. There will be virtually no traffic until he/she gets into the city and by then they'll be at work. 100 miles in the Inland Empire is way worse. The Los Angeles area, where I live, has terrible traffic. I remember one time it took me over 2 hours to make the 14 mile drive to school.
Agree, location is everything. I live southeast of Chicago and last job offer was northwest suburb of Chicago. No good route to take. My neighbor has the advantage of working nights at O'hare so trip is not too bad for him - usually.
At the moment, I work as an expatriate in the middle east, in the Kuwait country, and my apartment is not too far from my workplace.
But I commute by bus, and it takes about 15 - 20 minutes, and I have to walk about 5 minutes each way.
When it gets really hot in the summer, it gets a bit inconvenient, but I'm used to it.
I guess I'm lucky, because Kuwait is a small state, and I know people who commute everyday for about 45 minutes with no traffic, but going at high speed (120 kmph, on the highway).
Whent here's traffic, its about 2 hours to reach the destination.
My cousins in India commute about 2 hours every working day, because they stay quite far from their work place, and they mainly travel by bus. Using the car does not save much time, as traffic is quite congested in India.
I am about a 15-20 walk away. So not very far at all
It takes me half an hour to walk to work, which is in the town centre.
I don't mind the walk if I'm going shopping but it seems so much worse when I'm walking to work!
I guess it's because I hate my job! Haha.
Just measured it this morning: 20 minutes ( 16 km or 10 miles ). Very acceptable. OK, we have summer vacations now, thus less traffic on the road.
I would hate to have to drive for more than 1 hour one way.
10 mins by bike, and 15 mins by car! There are very few things in this world that could make me sit in traffic for hours each and every day!
10 minutes walking distance. 5 minutes driving. I live TOO CLOSE to work!
About a 20 minute walk, less than 5 minutes by car. Not much traffic either because I don't have to use any of the main thruways.
The last four years, when I had a job, I spent 1 hour and 45 minutes to go to job and 2 hours to go back to home. The travel included 15 minutes by car or bus, one hour and 15 minutes of train and underground or a little walk.
Oh man! it is a hectic journey for me. I have to travel 120 KM(to and fro) from my home to reach my office. It is by local crowded train + Bus ( on horrible road). It takes two and half hours daily ( total 5 hours) to travel this distance.
I have a 5 km road to travel. By driving a bicycle trip takes about 15 - 20 minutes. The journey is on foot in about 50 minutes.
My commute takes me about fifty minutes door to door.. it's awhile but it suits me for now. Looking forward to moving closer but the house prices are much much more expensive there.
On the plus side I can catch a train with no changeover.
it takes me about an hour to get work when there isn't much traffic. When there's traffic, it takes me about two hours. Coming back home is a different story. Takes me more than 3 hours sometimes.
I travel 1hour everyday to go to my office and another 1hour going home. Before my work is field work so i travel everyday and i remember i just rest if i am hungry. Most of the night i sleep only at the bus..and i did it before for 3 years.