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 is the only rideshare company that currently offers multiple destinations to be entered 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”.
Unlike Lyft, Uber does not have a feature on their application where users can input their multiple destinations ahead of time. If the passenger wants to make a stop, they have to ask their driver in-person while driving in the vehicle.
Of course, you can always ask your Uber driver if it is ok to stop somewhere, but many drivers get annoyed by this when the rider asks them to go out of their way.
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.