Hampton Road Cities with the longest and shortest commute



Commute times vary for residents for Hampton Roads

How long is your commute to work? Odds are, you probably know that figure to the minute. Below are the average commute times for residents of different localities in greater Hampton Roads.

Surprisingly, folks on the Eastern Shore spend the least time getting to work, perhaps because they stick close to home to avoid paying the hefty toll on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. Norfolk’s commuters don’t make out too bad, either. The region’s longest drives come from the rural fringes; many residents live there for the peace and solitude those sparsely-populated counties offer, but they must travel healthy distances to find work in the region’s larger communities. nHRM

Shortest Average Commute Time (In Minutes):
1. Northampton County 16.3
2. Accomack County 20.6
3. Norfolk 21.4

Longest Average Commute Time (In Minutes):
1. Surry County 36.4
2. Gloucester County 33.2
3. Currituck County (N.C.) 32.0

Average Commute Time by Locality (In Minutes)
1. Northampton County 16.3
2. Accomack County 20.6
3. Norfolk 21.4
4. Newport News 21.7
5. Hampton 21.9
6. Poquoson 21.9
7. York County 21.9
8. Virginia Beach 22.7
9. Williamsburg 22.7
10. Chesapeake 23.9
11. Portsmouth 23.9
12. James City County 24.4
13. Franklin 24.9
14. Suffolk 27.8
15. Isle of Wight County 28.3
16. Southampton County 29.6
17. Currituck County (N.C.) 32.0
18. Gloucester County 33.2
19. Surry County 36.4

Source: U.S. Census Bureau