I walked to and from school while we lived in Manhattan. Once we moved to Long Island, my siblings and rode to school on a school bus. My elementary school bus stop was two houses down (on the left as I left my house); the bus picked me up and dropped me off at the same corner. During Jr. High school, my bus stop was down the street (on the right as I left my house). I was picked-up and dropped off at the same corner. By the time I reached High School, (I attended Holy Family DHS), my bus stop was two blocks down the street (on the left as I left my house).
The walk to school in Manhattan was two-and-a-half blocks long (about 5-10 minutes). The elementary school on Long Island was too far to walk to. The bus ride (considering the stops along the way) was about 30 – 40 minutes long. The Jr. High school was farther away from where I lived; that bus ride (considering the stops along the way) was over an hour long each day (one way). Holy Family was a private Diocesan Catholic High School, the bus ride (considering the stops along the way) was about an hour long to and from school.