From the time Uber launched in Bangalore over two years ago, we’ve been committed to changing people’s lives by transforming urban mobility and moving cities. Today, we’re excited to announce that uberPOOL is live in Bangalore.
uberPOOL is now the cheapest way to Uber! uberPOOL matches you real-time with another rider heading in the same direction, adds only a few minutes to your trip, and you both save big. Trips are up to 35% cheaper than uberGO and no matter where you’re headed – uberPOOL gets you there for way, way less! Taking uberPOOL actually eliminates congestion by reducing the number of cars on the road – making Bangalore a whole lot greener, cleaner, and more efficient with more shared rides.
We’re encouraging you to share your rides by carpooling. By sharing rides, you help take away an extra car on the road and reduce congestion in the city we all call home – Bangalore. There’s never been a smarter or more affordable way to ride, Bangalore! Start sharing your rides and save money today! Don’t believe us? Have a look at the below comparison between uberPOOL and uberGO from Sony World Junction, Koramangala – Manyata Tech Park:
HOW TO POOL
1. Slide over to the uberGO option on your app
2. Set your pickup location and drop-off locations and request
3. You’ll see 2 options – “Share your car” and “Get your own car”
4. “Share your car” is uberPOOL with a guaranteed fare upfront, so you know exactly what you’re going to pay
5. Request! You might get matched with another rider going the same way
6. Regardless of whether you’re matched or not, the fare will always be less than uberGO
7. Currently uberPOOL is available only between 7AM – 10PM, 7 days a week. You can choose to use PayTM, Airtel Money, Credit or even Debit card. Cash will be coming soon.
WHEN: uberPOOL is available between 7AM – 10PM, 7 days a week
FROM: You can request an uberPOOL trip within the coverage area below:
TO: Anywhere within our city limits. Read our city limits blog to know more
WHO: Each request can have a maximum of 2 riders per pick up. You will be matched with another requester, for up to 4 riders in total
COST: The upfront fare you’re shown at request is guaranteed whether you’re matched or not – no surprises!
Remember, entering your destination is required for every uberGO and uberPOOL trip. Don’t forget to update your Uber app on your phone!