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Can an Uber take you there and bring you back?

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Anonymous
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 Posted 3 years, 4 months ago

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    DougH
    213 Driver
     3 years ago  (edited 3 years ago)

    Now that Uber added a multiple destinations features to the app, it's possible to do a round trip. Let's say you want to go from home, to the ATM, then back home. Here's how you do that in the Uber app.

    • Tap "Where to?" on the home screen and enter the store address
    • Tap on the destination label on the map, then tap the + sign near the store address to add a destination
    • Add your home address.

    One thing to note: Drivers will only wait 2 mintues at each stop, so it has to be a quick errand. If your errand will take longer, you'll need to request a second ride home. It's a little hard to explain with pictures, so here's a link to my post on how to do a round trip in an Uber, with a picture guide.

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      EllaOfCinder
      206 Rider
       3 years ago

      What happens if if the stop takes more than 2 minutes?  Does the ride end?

      and I assume even during those 2 minutes, the clock continues to tick, correct?

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        DougH
        213 Driver
         3 years ago

        The ride won't automatically end if the stop takes longer than 2 minutes, but the driver can end the ride and opt to charge a no-show fee. And yes, the meter is still running during your stop, but the cost per minute is very low. usually around $0.15/minute.

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          EllaOfCinder
          206 Rider
           3 years ago

          Slightly confused.  Are you referring to the initial pickup or subsequent stops on a multi-destination ride where there is a 2-minute limit? 

          I am asking because I often would like to pick up a friend on the way into town, and my friend could take more than 2 minutes to come out.  I do this now by simply asking the driver to make a stop, but I have never used the multiple stops feature your article mentions.

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            DougH
            213 Driver
             3 years ago

            There is a 5-minute time limit for the initial pickup. For stops after that, there is a 2-minute limit. If you're picking up a friend, I don't think drivers will be super strict about the 2-minute limit, but I think waiting more than 5 minutes might make the driver annoyed.

            Asking the driver to stop is ok, but using the multiple destinations feature could make the process easier for you because you won't have to manually direct the driver to the stop. If you enter the stop in the app, they'll be able to use their navigation apps to get there.

            When picking up a friend it's also helpful to use the 'share status' feature, which lets your friend see exactly where your car is. While on the ride, tap the driver's info at the bottom of the screen and look for the 'share status' button.