Each city’s transportation needs are unique – there are things like rain, taxi shift-changes, large events, and rush hours. We all strive to build a stronger understanding of the local heartbeat, Uber really wants to help alleviate micro-pain points all over the city too.

This week, Uber Shanghai is thrilled to bring you a brand-new language-specific service, ENGLISH, to make it a bit easier for expats and global travelers to get around the city. We have handpicked the best drivers with English communication skills, making sure your entire transportation experience is seamless and relaxing. With Uber ENGLISH, language will no longer be the barrier for you to enjoy Shanghai through a reliable, safe and comfortable ride at the tap of a button!


Ned Kelly, Chief Editor of That’s Shanghai and a Shanghai veteran, loved the idea of being able to communicate effectively and smoothly with his private chauffeur and was one of the first to test.

So starting this Friday, 9/19, you can now opt for ENGLISH on the slider bar at the bottom and get an English-speaking driver to your curbside within minutes. As we roll out ENGLISH in testing phase, availability will be limited, but we’re working hard to get more cars on the roads every day!

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Tell you friends because there’s never a better time to experience the Uber magic. Here’s all they need do:

  1. Download Uber onto their smartphone.
  2. Sign up with Visa/MasterCard/Amex credit card and enter your referral code! You’ll be rewarded with free credits if your friend takes a ride with us.
  3. Drop the pin on a pick up location & track the car in real-time.
Base fare ¥20 ¥20 ¥15 ¥20
Per kilometer ¥4.12 ¥4.12 ¥2.86 ¥4.12
Per minute ¥0.8 ¥0.8 ¥0.37 ¥0.8
Minimum fare ¥30 ¥30 ¥20 ¥30
PVG flat rate ¥350 ¥350 ¥258 ¥350
Sample vehicles Audi A6, Mercedes S- & E-Class Buick GL8 VW Passets, Buick LaCrosse UberBLACK, UberXL and uberX

Questions? Ping us at supportshanghai@uber.com or follow us on Weibo/WeChat @Uber上海 for more information!

Happy riding!

Team Uber Shanghai