Fastest Commute Cities in Texas

The Top 3


Lubbock, TX

Average Travel Time To Work of 16.3


Corpus Christi, TX

Average Travel Time To Work of 19.0


Tyler, TX

Average Travel Time To Work of 19.9

Largest Increase


Brownsville, TX

Average Travel Time To Work from 20.1 to 21.1

Largest Decrease


Irving, TX

Average Travel Time To Work from 26.1 to 24.6

About the Rankings

The Census Bureau has released the latest estimates from the American Community Survey for all cities in Texas with a population of 60,000 or more with sufficient data to estimate the average travel time to work. We have crunched the numbers and the rankings are in. See the 16 places in Texas with the lowest average travel time to work below, and the highest average travel time to work places at the bottom of the list.

Everyone hates sitting in traffic. Less time commuting means more time for work, family, and fun. See which areas of the country have done the most to reduce the time it takes for people to get to work.

The Texas average travel time to work from the latest estimates is 26.5 and has risen 0.1%.

This year saw several big changes. Corpus Christi, TX rose from #4 to #2, Tyler, TX ranked for the first time, Laredo, TX rose from #6 to #4, El Paso, TX rose from #7 to #6, and Irving, TX rose from #11 to #7.

Brownsville, TX saw the biggest percentage increase in average travel time to work at 5.1%, and Irving, TX saw the largest percentage decrease at -5.9%.

The Complete List

Lubbock, TX
Previously 16.3
Corpus Christi, TX
Previously #4 at 18.7
Tyler, TX
Previously unranked
Laredo, TX
Previously #6 at 20.9
Brownsville, TX
Previously 20.1
El Paso, TX
Previously #7 at 23.2
Irving, TX
Previously #11 at 26.1
San Antonio, TX
Previously #9 at 24.7
Austin, TX
Previously #10 at 24.8
Fort Worth, TX
Previously #16 at 27.9
Arlington, TX
Previously #14 at 27.3
Plano, TX
Previously #13 at 26.8
Houston, TX
Previously #15 at 27.3
Dallas, TX
Previously #12 at 26.7
Garland, TX
Previously #17 at 29.5
Grand Prairie, TX
Previously unranked

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey 1-year estimates for 2017.

Waco, TX; Amarillo, TX; and Richardson, TX were ranked the previous year but did not have sufficient data or popuation for the most recent rankings.

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