The U.S. Census Bureau finds that New York City has the longest commute of all U.S. cities with populations over 250,000: New York: 38.4 minutes Chicago: 32.7 Philadelphia: 30.3 Riverside, CA: 29.8 Baltimore: 29.7 Washington, D.C.: 29.4 San Francisco: 29.2 Oakland, CA: 29.1 Los Angeles: 28.5 Boston: 28.2
They have this nifty chart (above) of how many days that works out to, over a 250-workday year, but there also have a table of commute by minutes per day. The rankings do not count the outlying suburbs' commute into the city, which is why places like Dallas and Houston don't make the cut, as well as higher numbers for L.A.
The Daily News on the "worst commute". Well, given that most people take the subway or public transport (not also that fun, we know), Gothamist says this about New York's long commute: It's the price we pay for living in the greatest city in the world. But if hearing about this makes people scared to moved here, that's fine by us.