New Year’s Eve Ride Guide

The countdown to 2017 has begun! No matter what time of day your celebrations begin or end, Uber is a safe, convenient way you can get there and back home on New Year’s Eve.

On this busy night, fares might increase due to higher demand between midnight and 3am as people head home for the night. So make sure to check the app to find your best time to ride!

With on-demand rides that go from door-to-door, you can ditch your keys – and the hassle of looking for parking. We’re committed to helping riders like you get home safely, so this New Year’s Eve, hop in an Uber instead of driving if you’re planning to drink.

Plus, there’s no need to take out your wallet — rides can be automatically charged to the card connected to your Uber account. Or you can pay with cash if that’s more convenient for you.

Whether you’re celebrating New Year’s Eve with a fireworks show or at a friend’s house, follow the tips below to enjoy a stress-free night.

Know before you go
Before you request an Uber, you’ll see the total cost of your ride so there are no unwelcome surprises heading into the New Year. Fares may go up or down based on how many people are requesting a ride, so if it’s out of your price range, check back later for lower fares.

Split the fare or choose uberPOOL
Start the party early by sharing an Uber with your friends, and you can even split the fare in the app. Or select uberPOOL to share the cost with other riders heading your way — it can be a fraction of the price as uberX!

Confirm your driver
New Year’s Eve is going to be busy, so make sure you get into the right car with the right driver. Double check your driver’s car model and license plate in the app before you hop in your ride.

Share your trip details
Whether you’re running early, late, or right on time, keep your family and friends posted by sharing your trip details with them straight from the app.

Contact support
If you wake up in 2017 and need any help with your trip the night before, you can contact your driver directly in the app to track down your lost items. Or contact our in-app Help Center for all other issues.

That’s it! Have a great New Year’s Eve and we’ll see you next year.

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