Gone are the days of hailing a ride, many travellers have taken to the Uber app to make their way around foreign cities and are cutting their transport fares in half. The company has drivers in cities across the globe including London, New York, Rome and many more destinations. It seems that Uber is revolutionising travel, not only on a domestic scale but internationally. With great new technologies incorporated into the app and fantastic pricing, it’s easy to see why so many travellers rave it.
So here’s how you can use Uber to save on transfers and travel during your next overseas trip.
Download the app
First thing’s first, download the Uber app along with all of your other handy travel apps before you leave. It will prompt you to add a payment method and will then take ride fare prices directly from your nominated account. This way, you won’t need to worry about handling foreign currencies or searching for ATMs to pay your taxi fare whilst you’re overseas.
Order your ride from the airport
Once you arrive all you need to do is open the Uber app and input your desired destination. The app will use location services to pick up on your current location and inform you of how far off your closest Uber driver will be. You can even get a fare estimate to check prices before you order.
Track your drive
The tricky thing about ordering a taxi while in foreign cities is that you can’t always tell if they’re taking the quickest route to get you to your destination. With Uber, the entire ride is tracked on GPS so you can see exactly where your driver is taking you (be mindful, to use this feature in real time you will need internet access). Ordering your ride in foreign cities is also made much easier with Uber as there is no need to worry about language barriers as you can simply type your destination location straight into the app.
Save more for the important things
Uber fares are usually around half the price of normal taxi fares, when you add in all of its extra features and benefits the app really is one that just can’t be overlooked. You only need internet access to order Uber which means you could request a ride from your hotel WIFI and save even further on any data costs. However, if you wish to use data to track your drive or to access any of your other great apps, be sure to check out the fantastic TravelSIM rates. This way, you can save your money for the more important things… like Italian souvenirs and French desserts!