Hi AdamS, the traffic to the CBD from Brighton isn't so bad but like all commutes you have time it. The smoothest run would be to leave before 8.00am to have a comfortable drive in. The same goes with the commute back home. Leave work at 6.00 will mean you generally have a 30 minute drive home. The traffic gets busy between Elwood and Fitzoy Street and then thins out again. Hope this helps!