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The best times to drive in Birmingham

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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 Birmingham. Driving on Saturday generally means you make about 26% 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 31% more than the later morning slot (9am-1pm). So if you can get up early, it’s worth it.

What areas are best between 5am and 9am?

  • Moseley
  • Ladywood
  • Chinese Quarter
  • New Street station
  • Snow Hill Station
  • Jewellery Quarter and St Paul’s Square

Friday

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 31% more than the later morning slot (9am-1pm). So if you can get up early, it’s worth it.

What areas are best between 5am and 9am?

  • Selly Oak and Bournbrook
  • Everywhere in the vicinity of Aston University
  • Digbeth, Deritend and Camp Hill
  • Jewellery Quarter
  • Hagley Road close to the Five Ways junction
  • Broad Street

Saturday

What time is best o drive?

It’s not surprising that the weekends are a great time to make money. Birmingham 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 46% more on average (compared with driving between 7pm-11pm).

What areas are best between 1am and 5am?

  • Broad Street
  • New Street Station
  • Chinese Quarter & Gay Village
  • Gay Village
  • The Mailbox
  • Aston University

Sunday

What time is best to drive?

Mornings and evenings are great times to drive on Sundays. Try heading out from 5am-9am as you can generally earn 18% 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 22% more than if you started driving at 1am.

What areas are best to drive in between 5am-9am and 9pm-1am?

  • Broad Street
  • Mailbox
  • New Street station
  • Digbeth
  • Deritend
  • Bordesley

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