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Questions tagged [uber]

Questions about the Uber taxi/rideshare service.

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How to use Uber my account with a different country sim but same email address [duplicate]

I have a different country sim to my country of origin account. When I put in the new number, I receive the OTP so that works fine, but it will not let me get past the email address. It says it is ...
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Travel from Ohare Airport to Delevan WI

Can I arrange an Uber directly from O'Hare airport ? If so where do they generally pickup from?
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Is it normal to tip an Uber driver in Canada?

What's the answer if I: have luggage, like checked baggage for flights? don't have any luggage? If I ought to tip, how much? Thanks! This is the Canadian version of Is it normal practice to tip ...
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What is the easiest way to access a small amount of mobile data in Europe?

I have booked a future Über ride from Zürich Station to the Airport. My issue is that I don’t have a travel SIM, or by extension mobile data. What should I do so as to know if a ride has been accepted,...
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uber and kennedy space center

I'll be staying at the Grand Floridian Resort in Disneyworld on an upcoming trip. Four days for Disneyworld, I figure, and then I want to spend one full day doing the Kennedy Space Center. My plan is ...
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Can uber drivers down rate a passenger because the passenger asked to turn the radio off?

I don't like to listen to the radio in taxis or anywhere else for that matter. Currently I don't use Uber because I do not have a cell phone, but at some time in the future I may want to try it. ...
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How is the Uber/Cabify launch going in Mendoza?

Uber and Cabify, to much fanfare 🎉 have (very -- October 10, 2018, according to this article) recently launched in Mendoza. I'll be visiting next month and am curious about the option of relying on ...
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Car Rental vs Grab/Uber for getting around Ubud/Kuta/Seminyak in Bali

As above. I went to Bali 2 years back and remember it was quite challenging getting Grab/Uber to stop at popular tourist spots, as the taxi drivers are violent against them. May I check whether it is ...
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Uber-style rideshare/taxi services in Russia?

What are my options for rideshare/taxi apps in Russia? I understand Uber is in the process of pulling out, and only covered a few of the largest cities anyway. I'm specifically interested in Irkutsk, ...
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Is there any relatively fast yet cheap way to reach the Bronx, NYC, from JFK?

In about 12 days (on Wednesday 30th) I'll be travelling to New York City and I'll arrive at JFK around 4pm. I will stay in an AirBnB that's located in the Bronx (Neill Avenue), and I'd like to be ...
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Long-distance Uber/Lyft ride around Christmas

I am flying into Atlanta in the afternoon the day before Christmas. My final destination is a 2-hour ride from Atlanta, in an area that is not connected to Atlanta through public transport or regular ...
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Can I use Uber in Bali?

I'm going to Bali in the next month and want to know what the situation is with Uber, Is it legally accepted? I've heard you tip the Uber drivers?
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Uber/Lyft for foreign tourists?

I'll be visiting the US (specifically Los Angeles) in the very near future, and will need to travel from the airport to my hotel. To save money compared to a traditional taxi, I could take Uber or ...
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Uber or taxi from Porto Alegre airport? [closed]

I will be arriving in Porto Alegre, Brazil this Saturday for a big 6 month adventure. I have to get from the airport to my Couchsurfing in Bela Vista, at around 3pm. I don't speak Portuguese (I can ...
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Get different Uber driver

The other day I requested an Uber ride and was matched with a driver whose rating I didn't like, so I cancelled the ride. It was very early in the morning (not busy), so when I requested another ride, ...
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Getting from SFO to Berkeley during rush hour

I will land in SFO on a Friday at 5 pm. I will be by myself. It is a domestic flight, and I assume that it will be some time between 5:30 and 5:45 when I pick-up my luggage and leave the airport. I ...
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Scheduling a ride with Uber

I would like to schedule a ride with Uber a few days in advance. The city where the ride is going to take place is in a different time zone than where I am currently located. If I need a ride at 18:00 ...
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Would Uber or Lyft likely have cars available on Cape Cod in the late evening

I'm visiting Cape Cod in this June and need to get from Logan Airport (Boston) to Wellfleet (on the Outer Cape). I see there is a bus (the Plymouth & Brockton) but at the time I'd arrive in Logan,...
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How can I calculate in advance the Uber fare from CDG to Paris?

Before I summon an Uber, is there a way to know, more or less, how much it would it cost to go from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Montmarte Paris's 18th arrondissement?
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Can I book Uber without a SIM card?

I want to use Uber to travel from the Rome, Zurich, and Amsterdam airports to my accommodations. I won't have a SIM, but want to book Uber cars; is that possible? Is there wifi at Rome, Amsterdam, and ...
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Is it normal practice to tip an Uber driver in London?

I've never used Uber in London and will need to transfer from LHR to SW1. Is it customary to tip the Uber driver?
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How much to tip uber driver going out of his way to get me my phone? [closed]

I was traveling to San Francisco the other day when I took an uber to my hotel, and I accidentally left my phone in the car. I got a call from the driver the next day saying he'd found it, and when I ...
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What are the benefits to scheduling an Uber Ride ahead of time?

What additional benefits are there to scheduling your ride ahead of time that you don't get from just calling an Uber when you are ready? Is it basically just for "I might be busy, don't let me ...
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What are some electronic payment systems available for use by foreigners in India?

I will be traveling to India in a few weeks and wondering about some (non-cash) electronic payment systems that are: widely accepted for daily purchases available to use by foreigners without a local ...
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When to summon Uber: travel from Opera to CDG

Tomorrow: 10AM international flight at CDG: staying at hotel near Opera. Goal: arrive at airport no later than 7AM. If summoning Uber: 1) How much time should I allot for transport during this ...
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Uber and prepaid internet service

I am planning to travel to the US and buy a prepaid internet SIM card so I am able to use Uber. Since I will be replacing my current SIM card with that one that only provides internet service I won't ...
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Is there a practical way to change the phone number in Uber app when arriving at a country?

I use Uber app heavily to get taxis basically in any country that has Uber, and I also get a local sim card sometimes. I always have my roaming turned on but the problem is in receiving calls, I don'...
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Uber from the airport in Prague - pickup location and reliability?

My wife and I are traveling to Prague this weekend. I'm normally good with public transit, but this time around, we'll be dragging luggage, and I see that from the airport to our hotel, it's a bus to ...
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Uber or similar in Spain and in general [closed]

I will be travelling from Touleouse to Pont de Suert in Spain soon. It seems public transport is not so regular all the way. I know if Uber works in similar ways to other countries I have been to ...
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What to do when “no cars available” in Uber

Is there a way to automatically search and request a ride when there's no cars available for a ride at the moment. In case I'm flexible with my time, and can tolerate an hour or two of waiting. Other ...
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Uber/Didi to Badaling (八达岭) from Gulou (鼓楼) for sunrise?

I'm exploring the feasibility/cost of using Uber/Didi to get from downtown Beijing (near 鼓楼) to the Great Wall (I take it Badaling/八达岭 is the most effective approach) very early -- in time for sunrise,...
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What does Uber actually do with passenger ratings?

We all know and love the ratings system that Uber uses. The driver gets to rate you and you get to rate the driver. But... what does Uber actually do with that information? For example, as a ...
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How to browse available cars/quotes on Uber without providing credit card?

I'd very interested in using Uber, and I'd like to have a look at what they have to offer in terms of available car sizes, rates, etc., but I can't work out how to do so without signing up which ...
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Uber pricing and cancellation policy in NYC

Rate: I understand the rate varies and there is surge time. At the time of order you are presented with a price. Is that a final price you pay? I've read too many reviews where people mention at the ...
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Is it easy to get an UberX from Central London to Heathrow Airport? [closed]

I'd like to get an uberX to heathrow airport because I'm rushing, but I'm not sure how difficult it will be. Do drivers normally decline jobs there?
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Do I need to register anything specific to use Uber in another city?

I use Uber in London and am going to visit Amsterdam in the summer. I know Uber serve in Amsterdam, but do I have to register anything in particular in my Uber phone app or website to be able to hail ...
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Why is Uber in Rome more expensive than a regular taxi?

This question was based on wrong assumption. From experience I now know that Uber is cheaper then a regular taxi. Rome2Rio is predicting the wrong prices. Can't delete this question, because it got ...