Destinations

Moving Austin—the big festival by the numbers

March 22, 2018 / Austin

We’d like to thank the drivers and delivery-partners who helped connect riders from around the world with one of the largest tech, film, and music festivals in the country. Here is a snapshot, by the numbers, of how riders, drivers, and Uber Eats customers experienced Austin.


Connecting riders and eaters

460: Number of cities with visitors who took a trip in Austin

109: Highest number of trips by a single Uber rider

79: Number of countries with visitors who took a trip in Austin (full country list below)

Austin Convention Center: Most popular pick-up location & most popular drop-off location

Saturday, March 17, 2018: Day with most Uber trips

5,893 tacos ordered on Uber Eats in Austin

4,578 burgers ordered on Uber Eats in Austin

43 burritos, tacos, and nachos: Largest Uber Eats order in Austin


Supporting drivers

Uber Driver app during the festival

73 extra hours: Total of extended in-person support hours and Pit Stop hours at the Greenlight Hub for drivers. In addition to regular business hours, the Greenlight Hub hosted extended in-person support hours every day of the festival and stayed open until 3am on the weekends for a late night bathroom stop or to grab a snack.

1,760 tacos: Total number of tacos for drivers at the Greenlight Hub. To kickstart the day, the Greenlight Hub offered breakfast tacos every morning of the festival starting at 10am (coffee too, of course).

600 slices of pizza: Total number of pizza slices served for drivers on both Saturdays of the festival. Drivers came to the Greenlight Hub to enjoy a late-night snack from 10pm–midnight and to take a quick break before the final rush of the evening.Thanks again to the drivers and delivery-partners from 19 Texas cities (full list of Texas cities below) who connected Austin during the festival and provided a reliable way to move around the city—and taste the city with Uber Eats.


Thanks again to the drivers and delivery-partners from 19 Texas cities (full list of Texas cities below) who connected Austinites and visitors with the festival and provided a reliable way to move around the city—and taste the city with Uber Eats.

  • List of countries with visitors who took a trip in Austin

Photo provided by Austin-based photographer: Shane Ware (Instagram: @shanew21)