Updated: Feb 9
A shared Uber ride that allows you to split the cost of your rider with another rider who, is headed in a similar direction as you. Your riding companion is automatically selected based on their location and final destination. The Uber app determines who will be picked up first, and who will be dropped off first. Uber POOL is cheaper than UberX.
How It Works:
After selecting UberPool, you will be matched with a driver and another rider in the area who, is headed in a similar direction as you. After the match is made, you will receive the other rider's name, destination, and who will be picked up first. Each passenger can bring along one friend, for a maximum total of four riders. The Uber app tells the driver the pickup and drop off order, so you could be dropped off second even if you were picked up first.
Uber Express POOL:
A shared ride similar to POOL that requires you to walk to a nearby pickup location. Instead of being picked up directly at your location and dropped off at your destination. Express POOL rides require that you take a short walk to be picked up and a short walk to reach your destination. Express POOL rides are cheaper than Uber POOL. It is the cheapest Uber service.
How It Works:
After selecting Express Pool, you may see brief instructions letting you know that it may take a longer time to map out your ride and select a pickup spot. You may have to take a short walk to and from your pickup and drop-off locations. Accept those messages, then tap Request Express POOL.
After you are matched with a driver, a pickup spot will appear on the map. The Uber app will prompt you to let you know when you should head toward the pickup spot. Meet at the pickup spot, and wait for your driver to arrive. The app will also show your drop-off spot.