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The best times to drive in Glasgow

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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 Glasgow. Driving on Saturday generally means you make about 20% 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 46% 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?

  • Woodlands area, West End
  • Queen Margaret Drive, West End
  • Argyle Street and Kelvin Way Area, West End
  • Dumbarton Road, Partick
  • Trongate, City Centre
  • Cowcaddens, City Centre
  • Greenfield, East End
  • Glasgow airport queues (different for Glasgow City Council and Renfrewshire)


What time is best?

The end of the week is usually busy as people start their weekend. If you drive between 11pm-3am on Friday night, you can earn up to 21% more on average (compared with driving between 6pm-10pm).

What areas are best between 11pm and 3am?

  • Renfield Street
  • Hope Street
  • Sauchiehall Street
  • Bath Street
  • Trongate, City Centre
  • Merchant City, City Centre
  • HIllhead, West End
  • Gorbals, South Side


What time is best?

It’s not surprising that the weekends are a great time to make money. Glasgow is full of diners, pub-goers and people partying late into the night. If you drive between 12am-4am on Saturday nights, you can earn up to 48% more on average (compared with driving between 4pm-8pm).

What areas are best between 12am and 4am?

  • Bath Street, City Centre
  • Sauchiehall Street, City Centre
  • West Regent Street, City Centre
  • Royal Exchange Square, City Centre
  • Trongate, City Centre
  • Merchant City, City Centre
  • HIllhead, West End
  • Great Western Road, West End
  • Muran Student Halls, West End Byres Road, West End
  • Dumbarton Road, West End


What times are best?

Mornings and evenings are great times to drive on Sundays. Try heading out from 6am-10am as you can generally earn 24% 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 30% more than if you started driving at 1am.

What areas are best to drive in between 6am-10am and 2pm-6pm?

  • Central Station, City Centre
  • Queen Street Station, City Centre
  • George Square, City Centre
  • Anderston, City Centre
  • HIllhead, West End
  • Byres Road, West End
  • Queen Margaret Halls, Went End
  • Dumbarton Road, Partick
  • Glasgow airport (different for Glasgow City Council and Renfrewshire)

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