Is it more fuel efficient to do less miles even if there's more stopping and starting?

I've found a route to work that is quicker, quieter and less miles. On the motorway it's 18 miles, through the town and stop/start at lights (although very quiet at that time of the morning) its only 10.5 miles. Which is more fuel efficient, saving 9.5 miles on my journey, or motorway driving with less stop starts and faster mph?

Asked on 16 May 2017 by jimboWatson

Answered by Honest John
Saving the 9.5 miles.
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