Beginning at noon on Friday, February 12, 2016 you can share your ride—and share the cost—with someone traveling along a similar route in Philly. Meet uberPOOL, a new option with fares 30% cheaper than uberX. Uber Pennsylvania’s vision for uberPOOL is simple. Uber wants to reduce the number of cars on the road, while providing Philadelphians with transportation that’s more affordable than ever. It’s all about getting more butts into fewer cars. THe best part of this uberPOOL Philadelphia promo during the launch is that you save 30% off your regular uberX rides, but only add a few more minutes onto each trip. Who does not like to save as much money as possible? Taking uberPOOL and being a part of this uberPOOL Philadelphia promo experience includes these steps:
- Choose the uberX option in the app.
- Set your pickup location and your destination.
- Enter the number of riders in your group—there’s a maximum of 2 riders per uberPOOL request.
- Tap “Request uberPOOL” to save money by sharing your trip with another rider heading in the same direction:
- That person will either be in the car at the start of the trip, in which case you’ll see their name in advance; or
- Your driver will pick them up along the way, in which case Uber will notify you via the app.
- Sit back, smile, and enjoy your savings.
With uberPOOL, there are a few key things to keep in mind before you request:
HOW IS MY FARE CALCULATED?
uberPOOL is 30% cheaper than uberX in Philadelphia. The quoted fare you’re shown before you request is guaranteed whether you’re matched with another rider or not—no surprises! Your uberPOOL fare includes a $1.25 Safe Rides Fee.
CAN I BRING OTHER PEOPLE?
Feel free to bring a friend! Each uberPOOL request may have a maximum of 2 riders per pickup.
CAN I CHANGE MY DESTINATION ONCE I’M IN THE CAR?
Once you enter your pickup and destination locations, you cannot change them.
CAN I CANCEL AFTER I’M MATCHED WITH A DRIVER?
When you request uberPOOL, you’re making a commitment to both your co-rider and the driver. Cancellations damage both of their experiences, so please don’t leave them hanging! If you cancel after matching with a driver or don’t meet your driver within 2 minutes of his arrival, you will be charged a $2 fee. As with uberX trips, if you wait over 5 minutes before canceling, a $5 fee will be charged.
WHERE IS UBERPOOL AVAILABLE?
uberPOOL will be initially available for journeys starting in Center City, South Philly, the Navy Yard, the Stadiums, University City, Fairmount, Temple, Kensington, Northern Liberties, Fishtown, East Falls and Manayunk.
For more information about this uberPOOL Philadelphia promo, read the Uber Pennsylvania website.
Return to the main Uber promo code page to see all recent promo code updates.
Get a free first ride Uber credit by signing up for a new Uber account promo here.