Defining the Commute ThresholdWhen pondering the ideal commuting distance, it's crucial to consider factors such as traffic congestion, transportation options, and personal preferences. Generally, a commute of **30 minutes to an hour** is often seen as acceptable by many.

## How many miles is a reasonable commute?

Commuting from home to work should be less than 50 miles and within 30 minutes, and the surrounding area of your workplace should be within 50 miles of your home. It is ideal for commuters to take at least 5 minutes to commute to work, and the one-way commute should take more than 16 minutes.

## Is 90 minutes too long for a commute?

The survey found that **adults who commute more than 90 minutes one way to work had an average health index score of just 63.9**. Those who commuted 10 minutes or less to work had an average score of 69.2. A long commute is even worse for you if you don't particularly like your job.

## How far is too far to commute everyday?

The daily drive to work is a reality for a significant portion of society. However, the distance that everyone drives isn't the same. Shorter drives **between 30-60 minutes** are acceptable to most people, and you can consider those that take longer to be 'too far' a drive to work.

## Is an hour drive too far for work?

Most people consider a drive of 30 to 60 minutes as acceptable. Although this is an agreeable amount of time driving to work, everything is subject to personal preferences. Still, **most people consider a drive to work that takes longer than 60 minutes to be excessive**.

## Is a 23 mile commute too long?

**It depends entirely on the person**. It is important to note that 23 miles can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours or more to drive. Time is far more important to judging a commute. In one job, if I drove directly, it would only have been 20 miles, but it would have taken an hour or more each way.

## How far is a decent commute?

## How far does the average American drive to work?

Average commute time (United States): 26.6 minutes

State + Total Average Commuting Time | Solo Driving (Minutes) | Public Transportation (Minutes) |
---|---|---|

Alaska (18.0) | 18.1 | 52.6 |

Arizona (25.3) | 24.5 | 51.0 |

Arkansas (21.2) | 21.2 | 34.2 |

California (29.4) | 28.1 | 51.4 |

## Is a 2 hour drive considered long distance?

While there is no hard and fast rule about how far apart a couple must be to be considered long distance, many experts agree that anything beyond a 2-hour travel time can feel like a significant distance. This means that, **yes, a 2-hour distance relationship can indeed be considered long distance**.

## Is 23 miles a long drive?

It depends entirely on the person. It is important to note that **23 miles can take anywhere from 20 minutes to 2 hours or more to drive**. Time is far more important to judging a commute. In one job, if I drove directly, it would only have been 20 miles, but it would have taken an hour or more each way.

## How many people commute 1 hour to work?

7.9% of workers had a commute of 45-59 minutes in 2022, down from 8.5%. And **8.5%** of workers had a commute of an hour or longer, down from 9.8%. Together, those groups represent about 50.8 million people.

## What is a healthy commute?

Most people don't want their commute to be too long or too short. It turns out the scientifically determined ideal commute time averages out to be **16 minutes** — not long enough to feel like you're wasting time, but not too short so you can catch up on the news or the latest podcast.

## How far can you comfortably drive in a day?

The number of miles people should drive each day on a road trip depends on a number of factors, such as the length of the trip, the type of vehicle being used, weather conditions, and the driver's comfort level. A good rule of thumb is to plan to drive **no more than 500 miles per day**.