• Text size      
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Commuters in Glasgow best off

WORKERS in Glasgow have the cheapest commute of any major UK city, according to new research.

A study has found that the average monthly cost of travelling to work in Glasgow is £63, almost half of the typical London total.

The travellers in the UK capital can expect to shell out around £118 each month while suffering the longest travel duration.

The average Glasgow worker will spend 52 minutes travelling compared to one based in London, who will take about an hour and a quarter before delays.

Edinburgh commuters will spend 52 minutes in transit but will fork out over £70 in costs each month.

The study by investment firm Nutmeg worked out the lifetime cost of travelling to work in Glasgow at £34,344, while Londoners can face a premium of £66,407.

It concludes that the average UK commuter will spend 443 days of their life travelling to and from work with many admitting they waste the time spent in transit.

Also, as part of the report, researchers conducted an attitude survey which found that traffic jams and travel costs were the most annoying aspect of their commute.

Indeed, one in ten workers say they have or intend to change jobs as a result of an increased cost of commute.

Contextual targeting label: 
Education

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on HeraldScotland on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis.
If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.

229489