Have you recently got a new job and deciding how to get there each day? Or perhaps you’re fed up with your normal commute and want to try something different? Whatever your situation, it’s important to find the mode of transport that best suits your and your lifestyle. Here, we explore several different ways to travel to work and the pros and cons of each – so you can decide which is right for you.
One of the key benefits of cycling to work is the exercise. If you struggle to find the time to work out, this is a great way to raise your heart rate and get some fresh air before and after your day. Another positive is that cycling is fairly low cost after the initial investment in the bike and equipment.
Cycling is best suited to mild conditions and may not be possible in winter depending on the weather and your route to work. Also, it may not be viable if you have a long commute.
Driving is likely to be one of the fastest options, as you can literally get from door to door. Plus, it’s private – which means you can run errands after work or pick family members up.
Of course, cars can be expensive to buy and run depending on the make and model. Having said that, there are some great deals to be had at many Citroen dealerships and other dealers across the country, which is great if you’re on a tight budget.
Trains offer an extremely fast way to get from A to B, allowing you to travel long distances in relatively short periods of time. You can also sit back and relax, catch up on work or grab a bite to eat as you’re sat in the carriage.
Train tickets can be expensive, and costs can add up quickly if you’re commuting daily. Plus, you’ll need to make your way to the train station and you’ll be travelling with other people.
Buses can offer a very wallet friendly way to travel, making it an appealing option if money is tight. There’s no upkeep to worry about like with cars and bikes, and if you have a bus stop close by, it can be an easy way to get from A to B with minimal effort.
It may take longer to get where you need to be than if you drove, particularly if the bus has a long route. It’s also not private and can get busy during rush hour.
Now that you know these pros and cons, which mode of transport will you choose?