Uber has announced that UK users will be able to book intercity train and coach tickets on the app later this summer. Integrating domestic rail and coach travel, passengers will be able to use the Uber app to easily navigate the UK up and down. For example, when booking a weekend, users will be able to purchase a train or coach ticket and ensure that an Uber is waiting for them at the station to take them to their hotel.
Additionally, Uber is rolling out nationwide car rentals on the app to ensure passengers can get anywhere in the UK. Access to affordable rental cars on the app will help locals and tourists explore all the UK has to offer. Following the addition of trains and coaches, Uber will expand its offer later this year by adding air and cross-Channel train tickets in the Uber app. From planning a city break or vacation to managing a business trip or airport transfer, Uber will provide simple and seamless service to meet all travel needs.
Jamie Heywood, Regional General Manager, UK, Northern and Eastern Europe, Uber, said: “Everyone appreciates the freedom to organize a trip in a simple and convenient way, which is why we are delighted to become a one-stop-shop for all. your travel needs. You’ve been able to book rides, bikes, boat services, and scooters on the Uber app for several years. Adding trains and coaches is therefore a natural progression. Later this year, we plan to integrate flights, and in future hotels, by integrating premium partners into the Uber app to create a seamless door-to-door travel experience.
In the coming months, Uber will confirm the various partners which will include national rail and coach companies, as well as car rental and flight services, allowing users to easily plan their trips. Uber passengers already enjoy the freedom and convenience of a variety of travel services on the app, including ridesharing, e-bikes, Uber Boat by Thames Clippers and public transport information integrated into the app.
Since 2019, public transport information has been integrated into the Uber app to help passengers in cities across the UK plan their journeys efficiently.