How the Uber App Makes Travelling Abroad Easier

April 3, 2018 / Netherlands

Travelling abroad has been made a whole lot easier thanks to the Uber app. It provides countless benefits, letting you explore new places in a comfortable and secure environment, while saving time, money, and stress. There’s so much to see, and we’re helping to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

One application – wherever you go

No matter where you go, the Uber app always stays the same. You won’t need to get to know new services – having one app that you’re already familiar with makes travel a whole lot easier.

Break down the language barrier

Miscommunication is of course something we all hope to avoid when travelling abroad, but no matter how much you brush up on the local language before your big trip, there’s always the chance that something may be lost in translation. With the Uber app, you can avoid that likelihood. Everything you do within the app is in your chosen language, so there’s never any confusion about your destination – from you or from your driver-partner. Still, be sure to get some local tips from your driver-partner – they’re bound to know the secrets of the city!

No need for foreign currency

The Uber app’s payment system automatically charges to your credit card, so you don’t have to worry about needing cash in the local currency. This is a secure and efficient method that lets you avoid any confusion, ensuring you always get the fairest rate. Toll payments are given in local currency and calculated in accordance with the bank’s current exchange rate. While your bank may sometimes charge additional fees, the Uber app will never charge any extra fees for travelling overseas.

The best possible route, every time

If you’re unfamiliar with the local streets, it’s hard to know if you’re on the best, quickest route. You can trust the Uber app and your driver-partner to ensure that you’re always taking the best possible route. Everything comes down to the GPS, which you can view throughout your journey.

Know exactly what you’re paying

When using the Uber app, you can see the price estimation before you even confirm the trip – so you always have a good idea of what you’ll be paying. The price will be displayed in your chosen currency, so even if you’re struggling to familiarise yourself with local currencies, you don’t need to worry about miscalculations.

You will always be able to view the price on the app or the website. While the final cost may vary due to certain circumstances like traffic or weather changes, you know that you’re always receiving the fairest, most trustworthy rate.

An accurate arrival time

When you’re in a new city, you probably won’t have the best idea of how long it takes to get around. Relying on public transport or other services, in which you don’t receive an estimated arrival time, could lead to long, unnecessary journeys and late arrivals. You can avoid this with the Uber app’s accurate, live estimation of arrival time. The estimation adjusts itself in real-time, recognising traffic changes and other factors that may add or remove time from your trip.  

Only get lost when you want to

In addition to knowing you’re travelling on the best possible route, using the Uber app helps you get to know your bearings in a new city. If you’re unfamiliar with foreign public transport systems, let the Uber app guide you – you’ll only ever get lost in the city when you want to explore!

Less time waiting, more time exploring

Familiarising yourself with local transport can take some time – waiting for taxis, buses and trains can take even longer. Save time by using the Uber app to accurately track how long it will take for your driver-partner to arrive, which will usually be in just a few minutes.

You don’t need to lug around your luggage

If you’re travelling abroad, chances are you have a bit of luggage to carry around. When you use the Uber app, you can confirm the exact location you need to be picked up from, so you won’t need to walk too far with heavy bags. Additionally, if you have a lot of luggage, you can specifically choose driver-partners with vehicles that have plenty of space to fit all your belongings.

Unmatchable security

The Uber app is the safest way to get around a new city. Every detail of your journey is logged on the app, including the route, the driver-partner’s information and the vehicle’s information. Your safety and comfort is our priority.

Every time you ride using the Uber app, you can be sure that you’re riding with a trusted driver-partner in a reliable vehicle. Every driver-partner receives a rating from their rider after each trip, so you know that they’re motivated to make your experience a perfect one. Every vehicle is inspected to guarantee its safety and quality too.

Easy airport links

Getting to and from airports is easy with the Uber app. The app allows you to travel to most airports in or around the major cities, as well as allowing you to be picked up from more than 500 airports across the globe. For many cities, you can plan ahead and book your ride while you’re still in the airport. When you’re travelling to the airport, you can book your Uber ride the moment you need it or even well ahead of time. As well as providing unmatchable convenience, using the Uber app to travel to and from the airport also provides a price that’s often cheaper than standard taxi rates.