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Is there a maximum distance, duration or hours the driver will bring you? (I need to be somewhe ...

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megantedeschi
34 Rider
 Posted 5 years, 9 months ago

Is there a maximum distance the driver will bring you? (I need to be somewhere 2 hours away).

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    Nick4free
    8 Driver
     4 years ago

    I'm in Orlando lyft only driver.

    Would be honored to drive anyone anywhere.

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      eForceX77
      113
       4 years ago

      I wish more drivers had the same attitude. 

      Why only Lyft?  Nothing wrong with that. Just curious. 

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      GrearORD
      19
       4 years ago

      I had a Orlando to Gainesville ride the other day. Made $150. Then I had 3 on the back leg. I do have to commennd Uber app for the destination preference. I didn't think it works that well with all the complaints I have heard.

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    dancingdiary
    44
     4 years ago

    Why would there be a time limit, longer trips more money for Uber. They shoudl embrace long trips.

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    TaxiCabAlbuquerqueNM
    1 Driver
     5 years ago

    A Cab will be able to take you anywhere in your state. If needing to cross a state line advise the Taxi Company they will advise you as to how to arrange your taxi ride.

    Bert

    Taxi-Cab-Albuquerque-NM-Airport.com

    [email protected]

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    marisa
    14
     4 years ago

    If you are going to pay that much for an Uber or Lyft driver to take your 4 hours (probably hundreds of dollars I'm guessing...) why wouldn't you look into taking other cheaper options like a bus or train or something? I feel like that could be cheaper, no?

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    jeffrey1987
    75 Driver
     4 years ago

    If you drive say 3 hours away for a ride and cross state borders can you get new Uber pax along your way back home? Or do you lose all that time on the 3 hours journey back?

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    CymbelineNewell
    1 Rider
     4 years ago

    4/28/18

    I'm in Albuquerque,  New Mexico and I really need to get to Mississippi. I lost my wallett andn i have a very well behaved dog. Is this possible!? Ive been strande here for a month due to the ID and dog situation.

                         E. Newell

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      lilly
      1026 Rider Guru
       4 years ago

      Sorry to hear about your troubles! I think you will, unfortunately, have a hard time finding a driver who will be willing and able to drive such a long distance. Plus the fare for a trip like this would be quite expensive!

      If you are the adventurous sort, you can always try ordering a Lyft or Uber and immediately letting your driver know of your destination, who knows maybe you will get a driver who is up for the challenge :)

      Another idea, is to download and use a carpooling app. Perhaps you will find someone traveling in the same direction as you! This article outlines some carpooling applications.

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    SmittenKitten
    2097 Rider
     5 years ago

    Found this on Quora.  I feel like there should be much longer rides though.  Didn't some taxi driver drive like 2000 miles during 9/11?

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    The longest such request/ride that was given by a driver named Joe Strandell who picked up a woman in Santa Barbara, California and took her all the way up to Palo Alto, California.  That trip was 320 miles, took just over 5 hours and totaled a whopping $658.45.

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    ippei
    1202 Rider Driver Guru
     5 years ago

    Hi, Megan,

    I have updated my original Guru answer to include a bit on Lyft.  My apologies for not being thorough in my initial response! 

    Ippei