Looking back on 2016 with Uber in India

December 15, 2016 / India

This year, the world took Uber to get where they needed to go. Whether it was to get to the hospital for a surprise special delivery, across town for family dinner, or around a new city on the other side of the world, we hope you enjoyed the ride.

To say thank you and to celebrate our riders and driver partners in 2016, we’re taking a look back at how you used Uber this year. Check it out – what you learn may surprise you.

Uber riders love to travel. We found that the most popular travel destinations for India-based riders include:

  1. United States
  2. United Kingdom
  3. Singapore
  4. United Arab Emirates
  5. Malaysia

However, visitors from over 70 countries across the world, chose to Uber in India.

Uber riders are explorers, too. These international cities are the most popular on-the-rise destinations with global travelers.

  1. South Coast, UK
  2. Porto Alegre, Brazil
  3. Alexandria, Egypt
  4. Vilnius, Lithuania
  5. Colombo, Sri Lanka

When do Uber riders travel the most? Riders across India use Uber the most on Fridays and Saturdays. While Delhiites Uber most frequently on Fridays between 9 am and 10 am, Mumbaikars Uber most frequently on Fridays between 5pm and 6pm, while Bangaloreans Uber most frequently on Saturdays between 6pm and 7pm.


Drivers got you where you needed to be in 2016. In fact, the most trips an India-based driver partner took was 4338 trips in Bangalore — this year alone. This was followed by 3775 trips by a driver partner in New Delhi and 3624 trips by a driver partner in Mumbai.

Riders were busy, too! The most trips taken by a single rider globally was 3135 trips, taken by a rider in Bangalore, India. That’s about 8 trips per day!

India, thank you for a great 2016 – we’re looking forward to more surprises in the year to come.