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Where to drive

See ideas for where to get the most trip requests in Albany and pro tips for when to drive to make the most of your time on the road.

Best times to drive in Albany

When to drive

The best times to drive in Albany are generally during morning and evening commuting hours and on the weekends.

  • Morning commuting hours: Mon - Fri, 7am - 10am
  • Evening commuting hours: Mon - Fri 5pm - 8pm
  • Weekends: Fri - Sun, 5pm - 12am

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Pro tips

How to get more trip requests

Drive near transit centers

Train stations, bus stations, and areas close to transit centers during weekday rush hours (from 8-10am and 4-6pm) are likely to have trip requests.

Drive in downtown Albany

On the weekends, riders will be looking to go to and from bars and restaurants in the downtown area. Drive near North and South Pearl Street from 8pm - 12am for requests.

Drive in Saratoga

In the summer, drive in Downtown Saratoga for trip requests to and from the popular venues including the Saratoga Race Track, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, and local restaurants and bars.

Follow the music

Albany has a collection of ongoing music events throughout the summer, including Alive at Five, performances in Washington Square Park, and concerts at SPAC. Find out performance schedules and drive during those times.

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