Map My Commute

Find your ideal place to live based on commute time.

As workers increasingly split their time between home and the office, longer (but less frequent) commutes are beginning to look more attractive.

Our app allows you to measure up length of commute against property price for different regions of the UK. Could flexible working arrangements help you secure your dream property?

Map My Commute

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Find your ideal location

With the rise of remote and hybrid working, the daily commute is becoming a thing of the past. Many workers are taking the opportunity to move further afield.

This app lets you identify places to live based on a target commute time. You can also find out how much more property you can get for your money in exchange for a few minutes of extra travel.

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Areas shown on the map are the areas you can reach within the specified travel time

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The majority of workers commute less than 45 minutes. But if you’re willing to travel a little further, the pool of potential locations expands considerably. Your property-buying options open up, too.

Commute times in the UK

  • Under 15 minutes 13.4%
  • 16 – 30 minutes 31.7%
  • 31- 45 minutes 23.4%
  • 46 – 60 minutes 18.2%
  • Over 60 minutes 13.3%

Source: A NerdWallet survey of 1,000 national representatives who were in either full or part-time employment between 7–13 September 2021

Better value

Take Redhill, a popular commuter town for London workers. The journey into work takes half an hour, and the average cost of a home is £435k. Compare that to Peterborough in Cambridgeshire, where the commute is longer at 54 minutes, but property prices average just £230k.

Changing working patterns

The Office for National Statistics predicts increased levels of hybrid working after the COVID-19 pandemic. In such a landscape, commuting from further out is beginning to make sense for more and more workers. Could you be one of them?

Commute times in the UK

  • Under 15 minutes 13.4%
  • 16 – 30 minutes 31.7%
  • 31- 45 minutes 23.4%
  • 46 – 60 minutes 18.2%
  • Over 60 minutes 13.3%

Source: A NerdWallet survey of 1,000 national representatives who were in either full or part-time employment between 7–13 September 2021