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The best times to drive in Bristol

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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 Bristol. 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 time is best to drive?

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?

  • Baldwin Street (Queen Square)
  • Temple Meads Train Station
  • Temple Quay
  • Victoria Street (Bristol Bridge)
  • City Centre (Bristol Hippodrome, The Waterfront)
  • Queens Road (The Triangle)
  • Whiteladies Road (Clifton Down Train Station)
  • Clifton Down Road (Clifton Village)

Friday

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 8pm and 12am?

  • Baldwin Street (Queen Square)
  • Temple Meads Train Station
  • Temple Quay
  • Victoria Street (Bristol Bridge)
  • City Centre (Bristol Hippodrome, The Waterfront)
  • Queens Road (The Triangle)
  • Whiteladies Road (Clifton Down Train Station)
  • Clifton Down Road (Clifton Village)

Saturday

What time is best?

It’s not surprising that the weekends are a great time to make money. Bristol 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 between 10pm and 2am?

  • Baldwin Street (Queen Square, King Street)
  • City Centre (Bristol Hippodrome, The Waterfront)
  • Park Street
  • Cheltenham Road & Ashley Road intersection
  • Queens Road (The Triangle)
  • Park Row (Wills Memorial Building to Bristol Royal Infirmary)

Sunday

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.

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

  • Temple Meads Train Station
  • Queens Road (The Triangle, Anson Rooms)
  • Baldwin Street (Queen Square, King Street)
  • Upper Maudlin Street (Bristol Royal Infirmary)
  • Union Street

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