Since Uber’s magic of “push a button and get a ride” launched 6 years ago, people have valued the ability to access rides on-demand through our app. But we’ve also heard from our riders that sometimes they want to arrange a pickup in advance so they can rest assured that an Uber will be available when they need it, even if it’s for a 4AM ride to the airport.
We totally get it, and that’s why today we’re continuing the global roll out of Scheduled Rides with its launch on the 26th of September in the Middle East. With just a few taps on your app, you can schedule your ride 15 minutes to 30 days in advance and have the comfort of knowing your Uber will be there when it’s time to head out.
How it works:
- Select uberX and tap “Schedule a Ride”
- Set your pickup date, time, location, and destination
- Confirm the details of your upcoming trip and tap “Schedule uberX.” You can cancel at anytime before your ride is on the way to avoid a cancellation fee
- We’ll send you reminders both 24 hours and 30 minutes in advance of your pickup. You’ll be notified after your ride is on the way, as well as whether surge pricing applies
Scheduled Rides are available in select neighborhoods. When you’re in an area where the feature is available, you will see the “Schedule a Ride” button in your Uber app.