I'm considering taking a ride to the airport in a few days, and am wondering about baggage limits. I've used Lyft Shared and Uber Shared before. I'm a solo passenger, going to the airport with four pieces of lugage -- two large luggage bags, a smaller carry-on, and a computer bag. Is that too much to bring on a Shared ride? I think the answer is yes, but want to hear from those more experienced with Ride Share services. What are the baggage limitations, please? Thanks.
What are the baggage limitations for Ride Share, please?
The Guru Take
With shared or pooled rides, you may have an issue.
On a traditional rides (i.e. non-shared or non-pool rides), regular sedan services like UberX and Lyft should suffice, as you can put luggage and suitcases in empty seats. I have included a guide on how luggage you can typically take on various rideshare services (and car types). See link below.
RideGuru - How much luggage can I bring in my Uber/Lyft?
However, With shared or pooled rides, you may have an issue. While you can certainly bring luggage and there are no theoretical limit as to how much, other passengers may also have luggage and the driver can deny service upon arrival if he or she deems there to be too much. This can cause delays on your trip to the airport, which is a scary thought when you have a flight to catch. Check out this article:
RideGuru - Can I bring my luggage on an UberPOOL or Lyft Line?
So our suggestion is to order an UberX or Lyft that is not a shared ride.
You need to order a NON-SHARED ride.
Shared rides give you ONE seat and no guarantees for luggage storage. (and especially not multiple bags) If a Toyota Prius pulls up with three people already inside, you're going to be hard pressed (and extremely hated) if you delay everyone as you try to squeeze all of that into the car. Don't do it.