Planning a business trip to San Francisco from NY. I would love to use Uber there. ...or does another app like Lyft act differently?
How do I request an Uber ride when I am traveling to another country?
The Guru Take
Uber App for Riders can be used anywhere.
You can use the same Uber app and the same account, and you can request a driver in any city or country you are traveling to. Isn't that pretty cool?
(This is not true for driver apps, btw.)
On a side note, Didi, Grab, and Lyft were working on compatibility, where you can use a single app to call other services. (So you can use Lyft app in China to call Didi divers and vise versa.) This is what some people call the the "anti-Uber alliance." However, they seem to have backed away from this and, instead, now they just encourage users to downlocal apps.