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 starting the Malaysian roll out of Scheduled Rides. 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.
- 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.
Uber’s standard cancellation policy applies to Scheduled Rides as well. Riders can cancel their Scheduled Ride anytime without penalty before the driver is en-route to their pick up. Scheduled rides are no different for the drivers as well. The app constantly monitors the ETA; and when it’s time to request, it dispatches to closest Uber driver subsequently.
In KL you can request for scheduled rides in Bandar Utama, Bangsar, KL Sentral, MidValley, Damasara Uptown, Old Klang Road, Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya and Sunway, Puchong, and TTDI.
In Penang you can request for scheduled rides in Georgetown, Gurney, Pulau Tikus and Jelutong.
In Johor Bahru you can request for scheduled rides in Downtown, Taman Sentosa, Duty Free, Bukit Indah, Mount Austin, Skudai, Permas Jaya and Taman Molek.
In Ipoh you can request for scheduled rides in Greentown, Ipoh Garden, Canning Garden, OldTown, Taman Kemuncak and Boulevard.
In Kota Kinabalu you can request for scheduled rides in the City Center, Likas, Karamunsing, Bukit Padang, Penampang, Tanjung Aru and Sutera Harbour.