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The best times to drive in Sheffield

Making the most of your time on the Uber app

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 Sheffield. Driving on Saturday generally means you make about 36% 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 7am-11am, you generally can earn around 14% more than later in the day (11am-3pm). So if you can get up early, it’s worth it.

What areas are best between 7am and 11am?

  • Netherthorpe
  • Park Hill
  • City Centre
  • Highfield
  • Sharrow

Friday

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 9% more on average (compared with driving between 7pm-11pm).

What areas are best between 11pm and 3am?

  • Netherthorpe
  • Kelham Island
  • Neepsend
  • Highfield
  • City Centre

Saturday

What time is best?

It’s not surprising that the weekends are a great time to make money. Sheffield 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 37% more on average (compared with driving between 2pm-6pm).

What areas are best between 10pm and 2am?

  • Neepsend
  • City Centre
  • Weston Park
  • Broomhill
  • Nether Edge

Sunday

What times are best?

Mornings and afternoons are great times to drive on Sundays. Try heading out from 6am-10am as you can generally earn 35% more than later in the morning.

2pm-6pm 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 15% more than if you started driving at 6pm.

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

  • Sharrow
  • City Centre
  • Highfield
  • Neepsend
  • Netherthorpe

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