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What are Long Pickup Fees by Uber? When does it apply?

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AGirlHasNoName
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 Posted 2 years ago

How much are these long pickup fees?  How are they calculated?  When does it kick in?  Is there something that triggers these 'long' pickup fees?

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    lilly
    1016 Rider Guru
     2 years ago

    Here is an article that outlines more information on Uber's Long Distance Pickup Fee.

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    sCloudMeNot11
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     2 years ago

    As a rider, I am not sure about this.  Isn't this sort of out of my control?  I don't want some driver from 60 miles away excitedy picking me up and charging me $100 just to get to my house.

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      andymandy3311
       1 year ago

      But again, if u live in an area that doesn't have a single Uber driver arround u for a diameter of 60 miles (the app automatically sends the trip request to the nearest driver); then it's fair enough to pay $100 just for getting an Uber ride in the middle of no-where!

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        sCloudMeNot11
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         1 year ago

        Well, that's the problem, right? I wouldn't know if I am in middle of nowhere in terms of Uber availability until I open the Uber app and try.  There are still decent sized cities where there are no Ubers, so it isn't about whether you are in a rural nowhere vs. a mid-size city with no Uber.

        I would like Uber to warn me if it matched me up with someone from 60 miles away.  I'd rather be told, "There are no drivers nearby" and I end up calling a local taxi, than being stuck with a bill.

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          kstark77
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           1 year ago

          I would like to think Uber has a mechanism in place where they wouldn't match you up with someone from that far away. 

          Yes, some regions cover an area large enough that it can be more than 60 miles end to end, but I doubt Uber would match you up with any driver that just happens to be available.  

          I am trying to think where such thing is possible.  Maybe Jersey CIty or Cape Code near Boston at odd hours?  

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    rider34
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     2 years ago

    All the fees you can expect with your Uber ride in one place. https://ride.guru/content/newsroom/what-surcharges-can-you-expect-with-uber