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The best times to drive in Nottingham

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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 Nottingham. Driving on Saturday generally means you make about 34% 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 time is best to drive?

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 79% more than later in the day (9am-1pm). So if you can get up early, it’s worth it.

What areas are best between 5am and 9am?

  • Nottingham Train Station
  • Lower Parliament Street
  • Friar Lane
  • King Street
  • Queen Street
  • Intu Victoria Centre
  • The Cornerhouse
  • Beeston

Friday

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 28% more on average (compared with driving between 9pm-1am).

What areas are best between 1am and 5am?

  • Angel Row
  • Friar Lane
  • King Street
  • Queen Street
  • Nottingham Trent University Area
  • Intu Victoria Centre
  • Hockley/Lace Market
  • The Cornerhouse

Saturday

What time is best?

It’s not surprising that the weekends are a great time to make money. Nottingham is full of diners, pub-goers and people partying late into the night. If you drive between 10pm - 2am on Saturday nights, you can earn up to 83% more on average (compared with driving between 2pm-6pm).

What areas are best between 10pm and 2am?

  • Angel Row
  • Friar Lane
  • King Street
  • Queen Street
  • Upper Parliament Street
  • The Cornerhouse
  • Hockley / Lace Market

Sunday

What times are best?

Mornings and evenings are great times to drive on Sundays. Try heading out from 7am-11am as you can generally earn 33% more than what you would later in the afternoon.

12am-4am is another great time to drive. On average, you can make 33% more than if you started driving at 8pm.

What areas are best to drive in between 7am-11am and 12am-4am?

  • Nottingham Train Station
  • King Street
  • Queen Street
  • Hockley / Lace Market
  • Derby Road / Lenton
  • Lower Parliament Street
  • Maid Marion Way

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