My first was 2.5hrs, second was induced, about 6hrs of pre-labour then baby flew out in about half an hr? Then third bub was 52mins.
I don't think you can base your decision on other peoples labour lengths, but as a general rule (not always!) labours tend to get quicker each pregnancy. I wouldn't not travel for Xmas bases on fear of labour, but then I'm quite happy to home birth too