Getting to Work: Which Form of Transport Is the Best?

Getting to Work

For most of us, the morning commute to work is not our favourite part of the day. If you’ve recently been offered a job which is that little bit further away from home, you will need to decide which form of transport is going to be the best for you to use. Here, we run through some of the most popular forms of transport to hopefully help you to reach a decision. 

Getting an Uber

Uber is the most convenient and flexible way to get to work if you don’t have your own form of transport. There are many advantages to using Uber, the first being safety. When taking a regular taxi there is always the danger of being allocated an unsafe driver who could cause you harm, whereas Uber works on a rating system. When choosing your Uber, you can view ratings that previous passengers have given the driver. Uber uses digital payments too, meaning you don’t have to worry about having the right cash on you, and you know exactly how much your journey is going to cost you. The cost of Uber journeys can be expensive if you’re using them on a regular basis. Uber drivers are technically self-employed so if you do choose to use them, make sure you’re prepared for an Uber accident, because the legal side of things can be tricky. 

Driving Your Own Car

Having your own car is also convenient but comes with a lot of responsibility. The initial costs of getting a car can be high, and you also need to pay monthly for things like car insurance and road tax. However, when it comes the price of petrol you don’t have to pay for any of the overheads that come with using public transport and services like Uber. Driving to work in the comfort of your own car can be great; you can choose what you listen to and you don’t have to socialise with strangers. One thing that you do need to make sure of is that you are a confident driver, especially if you are driving through cities to get to work. It can be tempting to leave later if you’re driving yourself which can lead to you being late for work, so if you are someone who is often late it might be better to stick to a public transport schedule. 

Using Public Transport

Using public transport can be restrictive as it does rely on a tight schedule, and it can be stressful if you’re running late. Many people don’t like the fact that you have to interact with strangers however, some people enjoy the social aspect and if you’re getting the same buses, trams or trains every day, chances are you will often bump into the same people and make some friends. Most companies do not take into account public transport running late if it makes you late for work, so if you do rely on it you could sometimes find yourself having to make up the time. The most important benefit of using public transport is that it is one of the least expensive transport options. 

There are benefits to every form of transport, such as driving in the comfort of your own car, the affordability of using public transport and the convenience of using Uber. For more advice on how to make the most of your working day, take a look at themoneyshed.co.uk.

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