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How much does your commute cost?

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Heart7 Fri 21-Sep-12 08:05:50

Hi there, just wondering if people would mind sharing how much their commute costs? I currently commute 30 miles to work (60 miles return journey) and it costs about £155 a month. I'm looking for a new job and am applying for something a little further away (specialised job so not much available closer to home) and my commute will increase to about £250 a month. I'm not in London / SE. This feels like a lot to me but then I have no idea what other people pay! Also how long does your commute take door to door? Thanks v much x

Phineyj Sun 14-Oct-12 12:56:47

Hmm I should have factored in that I have had to spend a lot more on my car than in previous years - so the real cost of the commute is probably twice that at least if you include wear and tear.

TheAngelshavetheOod Sun 14-Oct-12 13:30:01

In petrol it works out about £6 there and back. Dh and I try to use the little car for whoever is doing the most miles. My work mileage varies massively and his schedule varies so it's difficult to go off patrol costs per month.

Murtette Sun 14-Oct-12 21:24:25

£30 per day for parking, train & tube plus petrol for the 10 mile round trip to the station BUT its worth it as it gets me into London where I earn much more than I would locally.

bureni Sun 14-Oct-12 21:27:27

Anything between £10-£150 per day, depends on where I am working or if I have to be in several places each day.

Anifrangapani Sun 14-Oct-12 21:34:47

£88 per month on train to Manchester. 45 min. Thank goodness for the GMPTE tickets. Shame the trains are smelly and leak when it rains.

inabeautifulplace Sun 14-Oct-12 21:35:45

About £35 a month for a bus pass, walk/bus/walk is 35 mins. When I was cycling it was technically free and took 20 mins direct or up to an hour if I wanted to have fun smile

RedGreenWhiteViolet Sun 14-Oct-12 21:47:22

Just under £100. It would be cheaper overall if we moved further away, had a cheaper house and a longer, more expensive commute.

RandomMess Sun 14-Oct-12 21:49:05

Tis free we both work about 2 miles from home and most days we cycle, I sometimes drive if I'm going somewhere from work or it is really chucking it down with rain so drop the dc and their scooters off at breakfast club so they don't have to spend the day being damp!

Mandy21 Thu 01-Nov-12 19:22:51

Its all relative isn't it? It costs me about £20 a day in diesel and parking (a 120 mile round trip) and I park in a cheap car park which means I have a 10 min walk from the car to the office. On top of that, I have the maintainence / depreciation of the car to factor in. But, I like my job (so happy to travel) and there isn't a public transport option that would suit my hours.

turkeyboots Thu 01-Nov-12 19:32:59

If I went into the office every day it would cost me £670 a month. So I go in once a week and spend about £200 a
month.

DH spends about £200 a month on petrol for his commute. We live too far away from both our offices, but can't afford to live somewhere as nice in a closer town.

MummytoKatie Fri 02-Nov-12 23:34:57

About £5 a year. (Batteries for my bike lights.)

Although I should really allow for depreciation of bike, helmet, lock, lights etc. make that £25 per year.

Distance of 2 miles. Takes about 20 mins (although a good 10 of them are getting the bike out of the garage and locking an unlocking at the other end.

Before you hate me too much - it took us a year of horrible living apart 5 years into our marriage to get into this position - we were commuting in our old lives and didn't want to any more.

LucieMay Fri 02-Nov-12 23:52:32

About £18 a week bus fare

About £400 per month on petrol and parking. Almost 40 miles each way. Takes about an hour each way. If I were to take the train it would be about £250 per month, but 1 hr 40 mins each way (there's a connection with a change). The additional time is worth it for me...

i walk to work as it's only 10 mins from home. if i get the bus its £1.10 single.
Hubby drives to work as its about 3 miles and no direct bus route. We have a 7 seater so its quite expensive in fuel- prob £100 per month

posyplum Thu 22-Nov-12 17:41:06

I pay half the amount you do for half the miles. We must have the same car!

I wouldn't personally commute more than half an hour now, but I have done in the past. The cost doesn't sound abnormal to me, if it pays you enough to be able to afford it, and you want to do the job enough.

BerylStreep Sat 24-Nov-12 01:55:09

£60/ month in petrol, for commute and anything else.

7 minutes door to door. 15 minutes max.

Have done years of commuting an hour or more each way. No amount of money could pay me to do that now.

ThompsonTwins Sat 24-Nov-12 02:20:43

Nothing - I walk most days. Occasionally I take the bus but am old gimmer and have concessionary bus pass.

HappyAsASandboy Sat 24-Nov-12 09:06:32

£433 per month rail
£60 per month car park
Plus petrol for 12 miles per day (maybe £45 per month?)

It takes just under 2 hours each way and is about 70 miles.

RuthCarter Wed 03-Apr-13 11:08:30

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SnookyPooky Wed 03-Apr-13 12:44:36

€240 a month and it is a 60km approx round trip. I should trade my car in for something smaller but I love it so am torn.

Rosesandlemons Wed 10-Apr-13 23:07:55

You could see if your work has a scheme where they loan you the money for your travel and deduct it from your salary instead to save on your tax. My husbands annual commute costs over 6k.

floweryblue Thu 11-Apr-13 00:45:00

£26.50 per week by bus. About 4 miles each way. 20 mins off season, up to an hour each way low season (service run by First Bus, so obv useless and expensive, whoopee-doo to privatisation), about 8% of my wages, 99% of other passengers have free bus pass.

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