This year, more business travelers than ever buckled into the passenger seat of a Lyft ride to get to airports, client events, and meetings across the country. We tallied the business rides that travelers took in 2017, and here are your top business travel destinations of the year.
From San Diego to Boston, business travelers sunk into luxury pillow-tops and iconic hotel pools (after the meeting, of course) at over 6,000 Marriott Hotel properties — like the Ritz-Carlton and Courtyard by Marriott — recently ranked #1 on J.D. Power's 2017 Hotel Loyalty Program Satisfaction Study.
Business Travel Routes
Millions of business travelers bookended their trips with Lyft rides to and from the airport or train station on our most popular business travel route: San Francisco to Los Angeles.
1. San Francisco to Los Angeles
2. New York City to Philadelphia
3. New York City to San Francisco
SFO welcomed an all-time record 53.1 million airline passengers in 2017, as well as an all-time record of business travelers who arrived or departed in Lyft rides.
1. San Francisco International Airport
2. Los Angeles International Airport
3. Chicago O’Hare International Airport
Whether they were one of millions of Amtrak or DC Metro riders, or just a snazzy, gold leaf ceiling enthusiast, Lyft’s business travelers rode through Union Station in Washington DC more often than any other train station in the country.
1. Union Station, Washington, DC
2. 30th Street Station, Philadelphia
3. 4th and King Street Station, San Francisco
Business Travel Day
After a week of client meetings or a long business trip, there’s nothing quite like grabbing a Lyft ride home on a Thursday. Business travelers ride the most during the middle of the week, and the least on Monday and Friday.
Business Travel Time of Day
The most popular times for business rides came so close we could almost call them a three-way-tie: The commuter hours see the most business rides during the day. And while some business travelers start their days as early as 4 AM, the business ride traffic rises steadily to the morning peak from 8 AM to 9 AM.
1. 5-6 PM
2. 8-9 AM
3. 6-7 PM