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London traffic

United Kingdom

Live traffic

Local time
3:13 PM

Travel times and speeds are based on trip data anonymously collected from drivers within the larger metropolitan area (“metro”) throughout the complete road network — including fast roads and highways crossing this area.

Hourly speed and travel time per 10 km

  • Last 48 hours
  • Last 7 days

London traffic in 2023



Travel time increased in London last year. The data suggests that average time it took to travel 10 km increased by 1 min .

Travel times and speeds are based on worldwide trip data spanning 551 billion (109) km anonymously collected during the year from drivers within the larger metropolitan area (“metro”) or a 5 km radius from the center (“city center”) throughout the complete road network — including fast roads and highways crossing this area.

World rank 2023 1

On average, how long did it take to drive 10 km in 2023?
37 min 20 s
1 min more than in 2022

Which was the worst day to travel through London in 2023?

March 15 Wednesday
Average travel time to drive 10 km
50 min 50 s

The cost of driving in rush hour

What was the yearly cost of driving in London during rush hour? How much time did you spend driving, and how did it affect your finances and the environment?

One-way commute
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Travel time
(yearly)
338h
time spent driving
148h due to congestion
67 x
Approximately 67 books
Emissions
(yearly)
1155kg
CO2 emitted
295kg due to congestion
116 x
116 trees grown over a year to absorb
Fuel price
(yearly)
760GBP
money spent
194GBP due to congestion
10 x
Approximately 10 average-sized tanks of petrol

Driving patterns in London

What did travel times look like over a week in London? When was it best to avoid driving? At what points did we use the most fuel and emit the most CO2?

One-way commute
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  • Travel time
  • Speed
  • Consumption
  • Emissions
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01:00 AM
02:00 AM
03:00 AM
04:00 AM
05:00 AM
06:00 AM
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02:00 PM
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Sun
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26 min 50 s27 min
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29 min 29 min
36 min 20 s36 min
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Tue
26 min 20 s26 min
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27 min 10 s27 min
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29 min 50 s30 min
38 min 10 s38 min
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Thu
27 min 40 s28 min
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34 min 34 min
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32 min 32 min
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29 min 10 s29 min
27 min 27 min
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41 min 30 s42 min
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35 min 35 min
35 min 40 s36 min
34 min 10 s34 min
Sat
31 min 40 s32 min
29 min 29 min
27 min 30 s28 min
26 min 26 min
24 min 30 s25 min
23 min 50 s24 min
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27 min 10 s27 min
29 min 20 s29 min
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43 min 43 min
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38 min 10 s38 min
36 min 36 min
36 min 40 s37 min
35 min 50 s36 min
Best time to avoid

Which day of the week had the worst rush hour?

Thursday
5 PM - 6 PM
Driving 10 km took on average: 47 min 10 s
What do commuters stand to save per year by adjusting their travel habits (for a 10 km commute in London)?
Travel timeFuel costEmissions
One day of working from home (Thursdays)
70 hours
152 GBP
231 kg
Three days of working from home (Thursdays, Wednesdays, Fridays)
208 hours
453 GBP
689 kg

How busy was London during rush hour?

Let's take a closer look at rush hour. How much extra time was spent idling in traffic? What was the average speed?

One-way commute
km


Weekday rush hour

How much additional time was spent in the car during rush hour in London?

  • Optimal travel time
  • Extra travel time
morning rush
+ 19 min
Per 10 km trip
43 min
evening rush
+ 21 min
Per 10 km trip
45 min

How much extra time did we spend driving in rush hours over the year?

148 hours = 6 days, 4 hours

9 h 17 min more than in 2022

Average speed in rush hour

How fast can you drive in London during rush hour?

morning rush
14 km/h
Time taken to travel 10 km
43 min
evening rush
13 km/h
Time taken to travel 10 km
45 min
Bike
Bike
17 - 24 km/h
25 - 35 min
Electric scooter
Electric scooter
19 - 25 km/h
24 - 32 min
Electric moped
Electric moped
22 - 40 km/h
15 - 27 min

How does the city compare to the whole country?

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