I remember talking to a friend I grew up with and works in NYC, but resides outside. He told me it takes him 3 hours to get to work and 3 hours to get home. I remember him saying he drives to a place, then takes the subway to get to work. That's 6 hours each and every day just to get to work. As for myself, it takes me around 15 mins to get to work and around 20 mins to get home. Around 9 miles each way.