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The best times to drive in Bath

December 31, 2019 / United Kingdom

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When and where you drive is entirely up to you. Uber will never tell you to get behind the wheel, but we do try and help you make choices that work for you. Knowing when and where to drive is definitely something you’ll pick up over time. But getting to know the busiest times and places in your area is a great start.

Best days and areas to drive

Weekends are always good times to drive in Bath. Driving on Saturday generally means you make about 53% more than driving Monday-Thursday. If you want to boost your earnings, make the most of the weekend crowds.
The best areas to drive in change depending on the day of the week and the time of day.
Below you’ll find information on some great places to drive if you’re looking to make great earnings. We’ve also highlighted the best times to drive, depending on what day and what time it is.

Monday to Thursday

What areas are best between 6am and 10am?

  • Great Pulteney Street (Pulteney Bridge, Bath RFC)
  • The Paragon & London Road intersection
  • Dorchester Street (Bath Spa Railway Station)
  • Lower Bristol Road & Midland Road intersection
  • Lower Bristol Road (Weston Lock Retail Park)

What time is best?
Weekdays are generally quieter. Yet starting earlier in the day can make all the difference. If you drive between 6am-10am, you generally can earn around 17% more than later in the day (9am-1pm). So if you can get up early, it’s worth it.


What areas are best between 8pm and 12am?

  • Dorchester Street (Bath Spa Railway Station)
  • Manvers Street (SouthGate Bath)
  • St James’s Parade
  • The Circus to Queen Square

What time is best?
The end of the week is usually busy as people start their weekend. If you drive between 8pm-12am on Friday night, you can earn up to 9% more on average (compared with driving between 3pm-7pm).


What areas are best between 10pm and 2am?

  • George Street
  • St James’s Parade
  • Dorchester Street
  • Cheap Street & High Street intersection

What time is best?
It’s not surprising that the weekends are a great time to make money. Bath is full of diners, pub-goers and people partying late into the night. If you drive between 1am-5am on Saturday nights, you can earn up to 73% more on average (compared with driving between 2pm-6pm).


What areas are best to drive in between 7am-11am and 9pm-1am?

  • North Parade to North Parade Road (Parade Gardens)
  • James Street West (Westgate Buildings)
  • Dorchester St (Bath Spa Railway Station)
  • Rossiter Road & Lower Bristol Road intersection
  • Charles Street & James Street West intersection

What times are best?
Mornings and afternoons are great times to drive on Sundays. Try heading out from 7am-11am as you can generally earn 31% more than later in the afternoon.
9pm-1am is another great time to drive. Plenty of people are returning to the city via train stations after weekends away. On average, you can make 60% more than if you started driving at 1am.