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.
For a complete step by step guide with pictures click here.
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.
For a full list of rideshare availability at all major airports around the world check our Airports Resource Page.
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.
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.
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.