Are rideshares available in remote areas? The short answer is: yes, they are!
Although rideshare services tend to be more popular in more populated metropolitan areas, you can still get rideshares in many rural and suburban communities across the world! A caveat, though, the services that are available are more limited. Some newer rideshare companies are just starting, and focusing on one or two big markets before they expand outside of major cities.
Uber: Uber is available in over 400 cities across the world. For a complete list of cities where Uber operates, check here! Requesting an Uber from a remote location is the same as it would be normally. The only main difference is that you may have to wait a bit longer to get your ride compared to being in the city. The reason for this is because there are more Uber drivers who operate in larger markets, so the pool of available drivers to pick you up is smaller. If you're ordering from a remote location, make sure to save enough time to request and wait for the ride!
Lyft: Lyft is available in 300 cities worldwide. Check out this list for a full breakdown. Similar to Uber, you may have a harder time getting connected with a driver. Lyft has just recently expanded their service to international markets to catch up to Uber, so you will notice that Lyft may not be available in as many remote locations as Uber.
If you want to know all the services that are available in your area besides the two mentioned above, the first thing you should do is enter you desired travel location into our Fare Comparison Calculator. The results will give you a breakdown of all the rideshare services available to you, as well as how much they will cost! You can even order your ride right from the site, if you wish to do so.
Surprisingly, there are 100's of smaller rideshare companies and many small towns have there own unique version of Uber. And an added benefit of using a local rideshare company is the drivers tend to be pretty knowledgeable about the area and will often offer suggestions on things to do or great restaurants to try!