Five tips to manage a long commute

By Swindon Link - 20 September 2022


A hybrid work schedule has become more common for many professionals, but there are still occasions where you’ll have to make a long commute. This might be for the one day of the week when you head into the office, or there might be a request for you to visit a distant office or client to support the business. In this situation, you might be concerned about managing the long commute. But below, we explore some ways you can cope.

Get a suitable car

For a start, you’ll need a car capable of taking you on your long commute. Ideally, you’ll have a reliable car that transports you in comfort. If you have regular commutes lined up in the future, you could consider upgrading your vehicle to make life easier for yourself. Many people will be running on a tight budget, but if you don’t want to compromise on quality, you could take a look at used Mercedes deals in your local area.

Schedule your travel

Scheduling your travel can help you enjoy a smoother journey. Before your commute, you should take care to leave at the right time to minimise the impact of traffic. Plus, you should prepare a route that helps get you to your destination on time. This can help make a long commute more bearable.

Pack some food

Sometimes, you might not have time for breakfast on your commute. However, this doesn’t mean you should go hungry. Instead, you should have plans in place to pack some food and drink to keep you fuelled on the way.

Be strategic with your route

Your route will be essential during a long commute. Choosing the right route can lead to a comfier, quicker journey. Make sure you analyse all your options, before picking the right journey for you. For instance, toll roads can be a little off-putting if they cause you extra expense, but they can also make your journey quicker. By weighing up these factors, you can pick the right route for you.

Other transport options

Alternatively, if you don’t fancy driving on your commute, there are still other options for you to consider. Public transport can be a great option if there are some straightforward journeys available to you. This has the added benefit of allowing you to use your travel time productively during the commute. Or you could consider carpooling to save fuel and split up the driving responsibility each week.

A long commute can be draining and put you off from coming to work. But by following the guide above, you should be all set to enjoy a more manageable commute. 

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