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Introducing Uber Bus—your daily commute

October 1, 2018 / Egypt
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We’re excited to launch our next innovation to bring the high quality and safety standards of Uber to even more Cairo riders. Meet Uber Bus—your daily commute. Uber Bus uses technology to reserve your seat on a clean, air-conditioned, and high-quality bus.

When you request your ride through the app, we will find other passengers traveling in the same direction so that you can get to your destination with fewer stops. And, because you are sharing your ride with other Uber passengers, the price is affordable enough for everyday use, while still maintaining Uber standards. 

We are thrilled that Cairo is the first city in the world to launch Uber Bus, and and we invite you to be one of the first people to hop on board.

Where & when will Uber Bus Operate?

Riders will only be able to request Uber Bus  if their pickup and drop off locations are within the neighborhoods listed on the maps

Pricing

You will see your price before you request – just enter your destination and we’ll tell you exactly how much your trip costs. No estimates, no surprises.

Example trips:

From To Price
City Stars Gameat Al Dewal Al Arabeya

EGP 19

Shehab Street Tahrir Square EGP 10

 

How to ride with Uber Bus

  • Update: Make sure you are using the latest version of the Uber app
  • Request: Enter your destination, select the Bus option, review your fare, and then tap request
  • Wait: Wait up to 5 minutes to see your trip details. We use this time to match you with other riders’ on the most suitable route for you, making sure you don’t go out of your way.
  • Trip details: You will see the information about your trip in the app: driver information and pickup spot. At this point, your seat on a clean, air-conditioned vehicle, has been reserved. You can track the Bus on the way to your pick-up spot.
  • Walk: Walk to the pickup spot you see on the map and make sure you arrive before your bus gets to the pickup spot. The bus will only wait 2 minutes at the pickup spot so don’t be late!
  • Ride:  Scan the barcode, show your ticket to your driver, pay your driver with cash or through the app as you get in the bus, and enjoy your ride in your personal seat on the clean, safe, air-conditioned bus.
  • Walk to destination: When you get closer to your destination, we will find the best drop off spot that is close to your final destination and works for the route you are on. You will receive a notification letting you know when to get off the Uber Bus and you can see walking directions to your final destination in the app.

Notes: *You’ll always receive walking directions and timings directly on your Uber app.

**You will have access to all the Uber safety features you usually do on any Uber ride – like sharing your trip with loved ones.