Published on October 31st, 2018 | by William Charles80
Uber Ride Passes Now Publicly Available In Select Cities: Pay Fixed Fee & Get % Off Discount
Update 10/31/18: Uber has formally launched Uber Ride Passes in 5 cities. These passes are available to all customers, whereas previously only selected customers could purchase the ride pass. The new subscription model is available in the following cities:
- Los Angeles
Passes cost $14.99 per month ($24.99 in Los Angeles & Washington D.C.). Ride pass subscribers will receive locked in rates on all UberX and UberPool rates, Uber is saying that subscribers will save up to 15% on overall monthly travel. Because the rides are fixed price they are not subject to surge pricing or additional traffic/weather issues that would normally slow the ride down and cost more. Ride pass subscribers will automatically see how much they have saved. Uber drivers will receive the same amount of money they would on a regular ride.
Lyft also recently launched ‘All Access Plan‘. This costs $299 monthly but provides 30 rides, each ride can cost up to $15. Previously Uber has beta tested the ride pass program. The discounts were much higher than 15%. For more information on the old program you can read our old post below:
Old post: Uber has sent out another round of Uber ride passes, the timing is a little unusual as we typically see these at the start of a new month (or at the very end of a previous month) but I guess these are the passes available for September – October period. This time you pay a fixed fee (e.g $4.99) and receive a fixed discount (e.g 35%) on your rides for 28 days. You should have received an e-mail or have the offer pop up if you’re eligible. Unfortunately there is no other way to get targeted for the offer.
Uber Plus Passes for May are now available to the lucky few. Unfortunately it looks like most people have been targeted for specific location passes this time around (e.g it only covers trips from a set point A & point B. For example your home to work and vice versa). The offers vary based on your location (and sometimes even individual to individual in certain locations). Actually purchasing these passes is the difficult part, here are some tips: Check your app. Between payment and trips you might see the option for a rider pass. Check your e-mails. Subject line should be ‘ Don’t miss unlimited rides for <price varies on region’
You can’t use your American Express Uber credits to buy the pass. You can use the credits to pay for your discounted rides. The $1 per ride offer from Ibotta also works when using these passes (our Ibotta review here). Goodluck!
- Update 05/01/18: Uber Ride passes now available for May
- Update: 03/28/18: Uber Ride Passes are now available for April.
- Update 02/27/18: Passes are now back for March. Hat tip to readers MontyFC & Ryan H. Some people are reporting that you now must select two points (e.g home and office) and only rides between those points are included in the pass. Others are reporting no such change.
- Hat tip to MontyFC