Riding in a rideshare vehicle with your friends and want to make multiple stops? Both Uber and Lyft allow you to change your destination mid-trip, but there is also a way to make multiple stops. Here's how you can request multiple trip destinations for dropping off friends, stopping for food, or running that last minute errand!
Lyft was the first rideshare company to let customers enter multiple destinations on the route prior to the ride. With this feature, customers can add a second destination before the driver even arrives, so the driver knows ahead of time where they will be stopping.
To request more than one stop, start by entering your first stop in the destination field when you initially request your trip. Then, in the bottom right corner of your app, you will see a “+”. Simply tap the add icon to enter your final drop off location. Lastly, tap “Request Lyft”.
Uber recently updated their features to allow customers to add multiple stops on their trip, just like Lyft. Now, users can enter up to three total stops to their route. This solves one of the most common questions and problems that Uber passengers run into!
To use the new feature, open your Uber app and press “where to?” and then the plus sign “+”. You’ll then enter in the addresses of all your stops, and request your ride. Uber will remind you to keep stops to 3 minutes or less, as a courtesy to your driver. If you spend longer than 3 minutes at any stop, your upfront fare may increase from the price originally quoted.
You will still be able to make changes to your stops mid-route through the Uber app.
Keep in mind, for both Uber and Lyft, the trip fares are determined partially by the time and distance traveled. If you ask your driver to make a stop, or add multiple stops in your trip, the time the driver sits idle is still added to your fare. Any additional distance traveled to locations on or off the trip route is automatically added to the fare.
The ability to make multiple stops on a trip is also not permitted for shared, or carpool rides, such as UberPool and LyftLine. The driver is already making multiple stops for each passenger so you are not able to add another stop to your trip as you would in a standard Uber or Lyft car.
Felicia is a Multimedia Guru at RideGuru. She recently graduated from Bentley University with a B.S. in Marketing and minor in Computer Information Systems. She is an avid rideshare user who enjoys both domestic and international travel.