I'm one of the lucky ones. I work 5 mins away from a station and live 20 mins walk away from my home station. train journey is 20 mins and rarly more than 5 mins late. In the morning my other half drops me at the station cutting out 1 of the walks, so my total commute in the morning is 25 mins and 40 mins at night. If i was to drive it would normally take at least an hour each way. Plus this way I get to read a book for 20 mins each way and not sit in bumper to bumper traffic screaming at other drivers. For that I'm happy to pay £85 a month on a season pass if only to save my sanity. the downsides to it are that I am stuck to specific times of travel, I have to leave on time or I'll end up half an hour late waiting for the next train.