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The best times to drive in Cardiff

December 24, 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 Cardiff. Driving on Saturday generally means you make about 44% 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 5am and 9am?

  • Cardiff Central Train Station
  • Cardiff Bus Depot
  • Newport Road
  • Westgate Street
  • Mermaid Quay – Cardiff Bay

What time is best?
Weekdays are generally quieter. Yet starting earlier in the day can make all the difference. If you drive between 5am-9am, you generally can earn around 42% more than later in the day (9am-1pm). So if you can get up early, it’s worth it.

Friday

What areas are best between 1am and 5am?

  • North Road
  • Crwys Road
  • Mermaid Quay
  • St Marys Street
  • Mill Lane

What time is best?
The end of the week is usually busy as people start their weekend. If you drive between 1am – 5am on Friday night, you can earn up to 18% more on average (compared with driving between 8pm-12am).

Saturday

What areas are best between 9pm and 1am?

  • Greyfriars Road
  • St Marys Street
  • Westgate Street
  • Mermaid Quay
  • Park Place

Sunday

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

  • Greyfriars Road
  • St Marys Street
  • Westgate Street
  • Newport Road
  • City Road

What times are best?
Mornings and evenings are great times to drive on Sundays. Try heading out from 9am-1pm as you can generally earn 14% more than what you would 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 20% more than if you started driving at 1am.