What's the 2 stop rule on Uber? Is it the same with Lyft? Are we not allowed to stop more than twice?
The Guru Take
Uber's guideline is that you can add 2 additional stops for a total of 3.
The "two stop rule" refers to how the Uber app allows you to add 2 additional stops to your trip on the way to your destination. You are encouraged to keep each stop to less than 3 minutes.
The "two stop rules" is relatively a new rule set forth by Uber's app.
Traditionally, you have always been allowed to request additional stops during an Uber ride. You would simply ask the driver to make an extra stop, the clock continues to tick (where extra charges can be incurred), and you went on to your destination. However, as the Uber service was adopted by the masses, this has started to cause some extended stop times, people started to abuse it, and drivers started to complain.
Uber decided to set forth a guideline and built into the app where you can only add two additional stops. Now, this is still a guideline on how you can only make two trips and that each stop be limited to 3 minutes. You are always allowed to ask the driver for exceptions. (We recommend tipping for these scenarios.)
Yes, Lyft has a similar rule on two stops at the time of this writing.
Check out this excellent article on RidesharingDriver from Doug on how to add multiple stops to your trip.