Average Daily Commuting Time, European and North
American Countries, 2005 (in minutes)
The average commuting time in Western Europe is 38 minutes, as opposed
to 25 minutes in the United States. This figure goes as high as 45 minutes in the United Kingdom, the most congested
commuting of Europe. Paradoxically, commuting times tend to be
higher when public transit has a higher share of total trips.
Public transit commuting trips are on average 30 to 40% longer
time wise than automobile trips.