Car Vs Train: Comparing London’s commuter costs

The train is cheaper for 55% of commuters.

Brighton-based rail commuters to London save about 16 days a year, compared to making the same journey by car – assuming those trains run on time (or run at all). This according to a handy bit of infography that compares the time and cost of commuting into the capital from various locations, by train and by car.

Trains are faster in 55% of routes tested (taking 534 hours per year, while cars rack up 634 – that’s 22 days compared to 26) but cars a touch cheaper to operate in 68% of cases (with an average cost of £4395.80 for the year, compared to £4491.50 on trains).


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