How to Schedule Early Morning Airport Rides with Uber or Lyft

Posted by: RideGuru Team Feb 20, 2019
Updated Jan 16, 2020

1 comment

How to Schedule Early Morning Airport Rides with Uber or Lyft

Utilizing Uber or Lyft to get to the airport has become very commonplace, however, many travelers fear that these services are not reliable enough to get them to their flight on time. Luckily, ordering Uber or Lyft rides in advance for airport pickups is simple, just follow these steps.


  1. Open your Uber app and click on the “car and clock icon” to the right of the destination field.
  2. On the next screen select your desired pickup date and time then tap “continue”.
  3. Follow the prompt and enter in your destination address.
  4. Click “Schedule” to schedule your Uber ride!

For a complete step by step guide with pictures click here.


  1. Open your Lyft app and enter your destination address.
  2. On the next screen, you will see the word “schedule” in the lower right-hand corner of the app. Tap “schedule”. Please note that you can currently only schedule regular Lyft rides and if you try to schedule a different Lyft service the “schedule” button will not work.
  3. Choose your desired pick up date and time then tap 'Set pick up time'
  4. Finally confirm your pickup and drop-off location and tap 'Schedule.' 

If you would rather not use Uber or Lyft’s scheduling tool, you can find companies that specialize in airport transfers on RideGuru's fare comparison calculator.

Is Uber available at my Airport?

For a full list of rideshare availability at all major airports around the world check our Airports Resource Page.

Having trouble scheduling your ride still?

If you are still having trouble with scheduling your ride there are some common solutions. View this thread on our forum for tips and advice.

Are Uber and Lyft early morning scheduled pick-ups reliable?

The reliability depends on the regular availability of the drivers near your neighborhood.  Do you live in an urban area where there are plenty of drivers?   ...or in a rural area, where there aren't so many?  Since Uber drivers are available on an "on-demand" basis, the reliability can vary. Usually, in our experience we have found that there are plenty of drivers online 24/7 for medium to large cities. For more rural areas, we recommend checking in on the Uber app a few days in advance at your designated future pickup time (ie: 6am). This way you can see if Uber drivers are typically available in your area at this time of day.

Do I need to schedule a ride home from the airport?

We recommend NOT scheduling your ride in advance when you are looking for a ride from the airport. Airport arrival pickups are very easy to get on demand, many drivers station themselves near airports as they are almost guaranteed someone is going to ping them for a ride.

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     4 years ago

    There's no Car and Clock icon in my Where To? box, on my Android phone, so this doesn't work for me.