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Paying for rideshares in a different country

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AdiK
49 Rider
 Posted 2 years, 3 months ago

If I travel to a different country and want to use Uber can I still use my credit card in the app? Or do I have to create a whole new payment method for when I am traveling? 

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    felicia
    120 Rider Guru
     2 years ago

    You should be able to seamlessly use in different countries. See this advice shared in a previous post: 

    Yes, if you have an account in one country, the same app and same account can be used anywhere else in the world.  (...though we have heard there are some exceptions in Southeast Asia where the payment methods are different.)

    Here's a statement from Uber and also useful advice:

    Uber is available in a growing number of cities around the world. If a city you visit has Uber, you can request rides there just like you would back home. Please note that your phone will need access to Wi-Fi or cellular data.

    Source: https://ride.guru/lounge/p/is-uber-available-internationally-can-i-use-the-same-account

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      jjsmith
      44
       2 years ago

      but what if my credit card company doesn't know I'm traveling to a different country??

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        felicia
        120 Rider Guru
         2 years ago

        You could always call your credit card company ahead of time to let them know you are traveling. (This is best practice anyways, even when not using a rideshare!)

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        Star4Shining
        63
         2 years ago

        I would imagine the CC company wouldn't even know as the charges will still come from Uber.  That's what I am guessing.

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    SamLR
    21
     2 years ago

    I've used Uber in at least ~7 countries, and they work fine.  No issues at all.   All charges go to my corporate visa, but they do come through as each country's local currency. (exchanged automatically by visa to USD)

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    sallyT
    20
     2 years ago

    One time I was in London and my Uber didn't because my phone number was  US number.

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    LA Girl!
    3
     2 years ago

    Sometimes I just get frustrated and end up taking a taxi because they're easier! Can't deal with that foreign country stuff.

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    johnjason
    9 Rider
     2 years ago

    Which country are you traveling? It depends on where you go