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The best times to drive in Leicester

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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 Leicester. Driving on Saturday generally means you make about 18% 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 40% more than later in the day (10am-2pm). So if you can get up early, it’s worth it.

What areas are best between 6am and 10am?

  • Train Station
  • Granby Street
  • Charles Street
  • Upperton Road Student Accommodation

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 25% more on average (compared with driving between 9pm-1am).

What areas are best between 1am and 5am?

  • Jubilee Square / Holiday Inn Roundabout
  • Market Place
  • Charles Street
  • Granby Street

Saturday

What time is best?

It’s not surprising that the weekends are a great time to make money. Leicester is full of diners, pub-goers and people partying late into the night. If you drive between 11pm - 3am on Saturday nights, you can earn up to 39% more on average (compared with driving between 3pm-7pm).

What areas are best between 11pm and 3am?

  • Market Place
  • Charles Street
  • Granby Street

Sunday

What times are best?

Mornings and evenings are great times to drive on Sundays. Try heading out from 8am-12pm as you can generally earn more than double what you would later in the afternoon.

10pm-2am 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 23% more than if you started driving at 1am.

What areas are best to drive in between 8am-12pm and 10pm-2am?

  • Train Station
  • Jubilee Square / Holiday Inn Roundabout

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