Connect with us


Uber will start charging you extra if a driver takes more than 8 minutes to pick you up

RIP Uber.


If it takes an Uber driver more than 8 minutes or more to drive to your pickup point, Uber will be tacking on an extra fee, the company announced today.

This will mostly affect people who live in less populated areas. Uber provided an example where a user was charged an extra $5.77 because a driver had to drive 4.2 miles to pick them up. That’s an 11-minute trip.

Additionally, the company also added that it’s implementing a fee if a driver has to wait more than two minutes for pickup. Cancellation fees have been updated too, so if you cancel your ride at the very last minute, expect a bigger fee.

All of these announcements fall under Uber’s “180 Day of Change,” initiative, a program aimed to give  Uber drivers more flexibility and privileges.

Hopefully, this new fee structure convinces more Uber drivers to leave cities for suburban areas.

The Verge via Uber

Follow us on Flipboard, Google News, or Apple News

Kevin is KnowTechie's founder and executive editor. With over 15 years of blogging experience in the tech industry, Kevin has transformed what was once a passion project into a full-blown tech news publication. Shoot him an email at or find him on Mastodon or Post.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in News