Monday, December 18, 2023

Uber Launches Round Trips With Intercity

*  Enhances journey planning experience with 90-day advance booking through Reserve

*  Gives control of adding multiple stops along the way

Uber today rolled out the round trip feature on its flagship long-distance product, Intercity. The new feature will allow passengers to book single or multi-day return on outstation travels with Uber, while retaining the same car and the driver. 

The feature, live across all cities, empowers users with a much higher level of flexibility and convenience on their business or leisure trips. Riders can now book outstation round trips for as many as 5 days. The vehicle and the driver will be with the rider through the duration, with the enhanced flexibility of adding stops as they go. 

The option to reserve rides up to 90 days in advance has been designed to help in better journey planning for planned, outstation travel. The feature is beneficial for drivers, too, as this gives them the option to lock in higher earnings and plan their days ahead. The fare for round trips includes waiting time and overnight lodging fees (for multi-day trips) to ensure the drivers are compensated for their time. 

Commenting on the launch of the new feature, Shweta Mantri, Head of New Mobility, said, “This innovative feature caters to a whole new set of travellers who seek extended flexibility and convenience. Outstation travel in taxis has largely been an unorganised market so far, and Intercity round trips change that game entirely with the host safety and tracking features available on all Uber rides. We are excited to redefine the future of long-distance road travel.”

This will also further eliminate the obligation to manually book a local taxi service for a travel journey; with the added advantage of tracking the journey through the app, making the trip safer and much more reliable.

Steps to book an Intercity Round Trip:

Click on ‘Intercity’ from the suggestions bar. (Click ‘See all’ if ‘Intercity’ not visible on the home screen)

Select ‘Round Trip’ and enter your destination

Select ‘Leave Now’ if car is required immediately

Select ‘Reserve’ and enter your pick up date and time to pre book the car for later

Select your return date and time, you can keep the car for up to 5 days 

Select your preferred vehicle type

Check all the booking details on the confirmation screen and book your round trip

About Uber

We rode into India in 2013 with a simple promise: press a button, get a ride. 10 years and over 3 billion trips later, we continue to build products to help people get where they need to be. Today, Uber is available across 125 cities in India and has become #IndiaKiRide where people can go where they have to on Moto, Auto, Cars and even Buses - designed for their various intracity and intercity travel needs. With just a swipe on the app we make mobility seamless for millions and have helped over 800,000 Indians earn a sustainable income by getting in the driver's seat. We continue to reimagine the way the world moves for the better in ever expanding ways and as we mark our ten year milestone - we remain committed to keep India Moving Forward.

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