According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the average commute time for full-time workers in the UK was 61 minutes per day in 2019. This represents an increase of 5 minutes from the average commute time of 56 minutes per day in 2009.

The ONS also reports that commuting times vary by region and mode of transportation. In 2019, workers in London had the longest average commute time of 84 minutes per day, while workers in Northern Ireland had the shortest average commute time of 39 minutes per day.

Commuting times also vary by mode of transportation. Workers who commute by bus or train had the longest average commute time of 73 minutes per day in 2019, while workers who walked or cycled had the shortest average commute time of 29 minutes per day.

Another survey conducted by Totaljobs in 2020 found that the average UK worker spends 54 minutes commuting to and from work each day. The survey also found that 23% of UK workers have a commute of over an hour each day, while 11% have a commute of over 90 minutes each day.

The survey also found that workers in London have the longest average commute time of 75 minutes per day, followed by workers in the South East with an average commute time of 67 minutes per day. Workers in Northern Ireland and Scotland had the shortest average commute time of 39 and 41 minutes per day, respectively.

A separate survey conducted by the RAC Foundation in 2017 found that the average commute distance in the UK was 9.32 miles. The survey also found that workers in the East of England had the longest average commute distance of 12.8 miles, while workers in Northern Ireland had the shortest average commute distance of 6.4 miles.

In terms of commuting times and their impact on well-being, a study by the University of the West of England found that people who have longer commutes tend to have lower life satisfaction, lower sense of worth, and higher anxiety levels. The study also found that the negative impact of longer commutes on well-being is particularly significant for women and people with caring responsibilities.

Overall, the research suggests that the average UK commute time is around 1 hour per day, although this varies by region and mode of transportation. While longer commutes can have a negative impact on well-being, there are many factors that influence commuting decisions, such as job opportunities, housing availability, and personal preferences.