With Uber, the goal has always been to travel with ultimate convenience – and that includes payment. Of course, our service was designed with card payment in mind, but there are a variety of ways to pay for a ride. So, it’s time for a quick guide to Uber payment options in South Africa!
Make paying for rides simple with the original Uber payment method. With your card registered and selected in the app, any payments for rides will be automatically charged to the card.
When you create an Uber account, you will be asked to enter a card or other payment method for use on rides. If you’d like to add a new card, just select “Payment” on the app menu, tap “Add Payment” and then select card. You can then enter your card details manually or scan your card in with your device’s camera.
Uber gift card payment
You can also use a gift card to add ride credits to your Uber account. To add it to your account, just head to the “Payments” section as usual. Tap “Add Payment Method”, select “Gift Card” and then just enter the gift code.
The gift card will then be added to your account and will automatically apply to your next account. To change back to a normal payment method, just tap “Change payment method” when you go to request a ride and toggle “Uber Credits” to turn them off.
For those who’d like to pay the old-fashioned way, you’re in luck. In Johannesburg, you have the option of making a cash payment for a ride.
Just request a ride as usual and then select the “CASH” option at the bottom of the screen as your payment option.
Tip: You can also swap payment methods at the bottom of the screen before the end of a ride.
So, whether your card is running low or you’d just like to get rid of some extra change, there’s a series of ways to pay to suit any situation. Just pick a payment option and you’re ready to ride.