Uber Rolls Back into Austin with Free Rides

Uber has returned to the Live Music Capital of the World, and we’re here to stay! To celebrate, we’re hooking you up with FREE rides for 2 weeks. Meaning you can rock a free Uber ride to your favorite BBQ joint or food truck park, all at the touch of a button.


How it works:

  • Enter promo code ATXFREE under ‘Promotions’ in your app or text ATXFREE to 827-222
  • New to Uber? Download the app or sign up here with promo code ATXFREE
  • Enjoy 20 FREE uberX rides, up to $25 off per ride
  • FREE rides through June 19 – valid only in Austin


James Beard Award winning chef Paul Qui took a quick break from cooking up some of Austin’s best food to celebrate the launch as our Rider Zero. The Top Chef Season 9 winner fired open his Uber app and with one tap, requested an uberX ride in Austin. Paul’s driver arrived within minutes, offering him a reliable and convenient 5-star ride back to one of his world-renowned restaurants in the Austin area: East Side King on South Lamar.




What is uberX?

In Austin, our ridesharing service uberX offers Uber reliability with prices up to 15% cheaper than a taxi. Our uberX driver partners have mid-range or hybrid vehicles in a variety of colors and styles, with seating for up to four passengers. To maintain the Uber standard you expect, all driver partners must undergo Uber’s rigorous screening process. In order to be an uberX partner in Austin, drivers must pass:

  • A stringent background check
  • A driving history check
  • Ongoing quality controls

As always, your safety and satisfaction remain our highest priority. All Uber rides are backed by the driver’s insurance policy as well our corporate insurance policy, and you will always have the option to rate every driver and contribute to the quality with your feedback.

Start enjoying your free rides today! If you don’t see an uberX at first, don’t worry! Availability may be limited at times while we’re offering free rides. Just refresh your Uber app after a few minutes to request a ride, and you’ll be on your way.

Questions? Pumped Uber is back in Austin? Let us know at @Uber_ATX or shoot us an email at supportAustin@uber.com.

Uber on!
Team Uber Austin



Sign Up to Ride
Featured articles

Less Traffic, More Jam

A typical ride: you request, have small talk with your driver, and safely get where you need to go. For Jonathan, a driver-partner in California, his rides are anything but ordinary — he wants his passengers to have fun and turned each trip into a dance party — and now the latest viral video. We caught up with the man in front of the cam to learn more about what inspired him to create this feel-good video.

Making Our Roads Safer—For Everyone

A new report conducted in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reveals that when empowered with more transportation options like Uber, people are making better choices that save lives.

In the Driver’s Seat: A Closer Look at the Uber Partner Experience

New technologies are creating opportunities no one could have imagined. To understand Uber’s place in that trend, we commissioned a survey of our driver-partners and put together a comprehensive analysis.