Fascinating photos show what it's like to have some of the wildest commutes in the world

  • The average commute to work or school is in a bus, train, car, or by foot.

  • But for some commuters around the world, swimming or zip lining is a daily mode of transportation.

  • Weather conditions can also impact a work commute. When a snowstorm hit New York City, a commuter decided to ski to the office.

The average commuter usually rides in a bus, train, or car, but for some commuters around the world, swimming or zip lining to work is just as normal.

For some of the most populated cities in the world, a morning commute during rush hour brings streets to a standstill and turns public transportation into a nightmare.

In Mumbai, India, more than 7.2 million workers commute using the Mumbai transit system daily, which makes almost 3,000 trips per day. A village in Sichuan, China, has school children scale a giant steel ladder up an 800-meter, or 2,624-foot, mountain to get to class.

Extreme weather can alter daily commutes, too. A commuter in New York City skied to work after a snowstorm hit the streets. Flooded streets in Asuncion, Paraguay, prompts commuters to use horse-drawn wagons to travel.

Check out some alternative ways workers are commuting to the office around the world.

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