I'm familiar with the expression n-minute walk to describe something at a 10-minute distance by foot, but I was stuck when I tried to use this expression with other kinds of transportation. For example, if I want to express something apart by 10-minute distance by bus, how can I express that in a similar way to n-minute walk?

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You can say:

a ten-mile trip by bus

a ten-mile drive by car

a thousand-mile flight by plane

etc. The travel descriptor changes depending on the mode of transportation.

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    It could also be a ten minute bus ride.
    – smatterer
    Sep 22, 2017 at 6:15
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    This can also describe the time as in the OP. For example, six-hour flight. Also, three-day cruise by ship. Sep 22, 2017 at 6:42

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