This number is about two minutes slower than 2021, representing the longest travel time for that distance out of 389 cities in 56 countries. Bengaluru, India follows in second place with an average of 29 minutes and 10 seconds to cover 10 km. Dublin, Ireland, and Sapporo, Japan are third and fourth on the list with 28 minutes and 30 seconds, and 27 minutes and 40 seconds, respectively.
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“Due to the configuration of the road network in central London, travel times even without traffic are some of the highest in the world,” TomTom’s Andy Marchant was quoted by the BBC.
Analysis of the cost of driving, based on the price of petrol, diesel, and charging an electric vehicle (EV), and taking into account the impact of congestion on fuel consumption, found that London was also the world’s second most expensive city to drive in last year, behind Hong Kong.
Fuel prices, which surged due to the war in Ukraine, meant that London ranked higher than other European cities like Paris, Oslo and Zurich as well as any city in North America.