Catch an Uber ride to and from the airport

April 29 / South Africa

Everyone gets excited about headig on a journey – often to the point that they forget about the first step of getting to the airport. It’s easy to overlook this important aspect in the crazy run-up to a long-awaited trip, resulting in major last-minute stress. But with Uber to take you there with ease, it might in fact become the part you worry about least – maybe even enjoy most!

Uber ride to airport

To add to the convenience of taking an Uber ride to the airport, we’ve partnered with South African Airways. This gives you the opportunity to pay for your ride with your SAA Voyager Miles. To redeem your miles for an Uber gift voucher, you will need to:

  • Go to and log in with your Voyager credentials
  • Select the Awards option, followed by Non-Air Awards
  • Choose the Lifestyle Award Type and then the Uber Rides option
  • Pick your desired voucher amount, then enter your name and confirm the information
  • Click OK on the confirmation pop-up
  • Check your messages and email for your Uber promo code to use in the app

You then simply enter your promo code as a payment option on the Uber app when you book your ride and you’re good to go.   

And the convenience doesn’t stop there – using Uber at airports makes travel connections super easy, whether you’re on the way out for an anticipated trip or coming back home again:

Ever-present availability

Uber is available 24 hours a day at over 300 airports on five continents. So, it almost doesn’t matter where your flight is heading or when your flight departs: you should have no worries about finding a ride at whatever time or wherever you land. Simply head to the app to find a driver ready to get you to your hotel or back home.

Schedule a ride ahead of time

With so many things to tick off your to-do list before embarking on a journey, why not schedule your airport ride in advance? That way you’ll have peace of mind and can focus on the thousand and one other arrangements.

Of course, that goes the other way as well. There’s no need to stumble around looking for a ride or rental cars when arriving at your destination. You can arrange an Uber ride ahead of your arrival for a smooth exit.

Trouble-free pickup and drop-off

With Uber, you also get dedicated pickup and dropoff zones at most airports. Now you don’t have to fret and scramble around when getting out of the airport – the app will show you where these zones are so you can find them easily. They’re also helpful when you’re heading in, as the map will show you where you’ve been dropped off in relation to the airport entrance.

Uber ride to airport

Uber at South African airports

In South Africa, Uber is available at airports in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Pretoria. There are some things to keep in mind when it comes to how to use Uber at these airports:

  • When you book a ride from the Port Elizabeth airport, make sure to check the UberX or UberGO options as these are the rides that available there.
  • At Lanseria Airport in the north of Johannesburg, you’ll have more options regarding various Uber rides. Request one to suit your group size and luggage requirements.
  • Use Uber at Cape Town International Airport to get to the city center or vice versa with ease. When you request a ride, make sure to check the app to find the designated Uber airport pickup point.  
  • For Durban’s King Shaka International Airport, you should select the UberX ride option. If you can’t find your driver, contact them through the app.
  • Uber is also present at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Choose the Uber ride applicable to your needs, such as UberVAN, UberX or UberBLACK and off you go.

Uber ride to airport

So, when are you taking your next trip? Wherever you’re flying to or whatever time you’re coming in, you can rely on Uber to get you to the airport in time for your flight or back home again after a long journey.