London #TubeStrike: Escape the crowds in minutes

There’s little in this world that’ll stop a Londoner from getting to where they need to be, but tonight’s tube strike is set to test the best of us.

As ever, we’re doing all we can to ease the load – encouraging every partner-driver on our system to come out on the road. During last month’s strike, we covered the entire capital with double the amount of cars as usual. 

Around 4 million journeys are taken on the tube each day. When the strike begins, demand for Uber will be extremely high. At times when that demand outstrips even the increased number of drivers on the road, higher prices will apply in those areas.

Luckily, this dynamic pricing helped 100,000 people get a ride within minutes during last month’s strike. Find out why. 

At normal prices our rates are typically 25- 40% cheaper than those of our competitors and the good news is that even with Surge pricing in effect, your fare still won’t be that far off. Check out the rates below to see how a typical journey in central London compares at different Surge multiples. Screenshot 2015-07-09 20.46.27

Beat the crowds 

  • Share your journey, and your cost: Select ‘Split Fare’ in app to share the price of your ride, cash-free.
  • Stay at the pub a little longer: Use our Surge Drop Notification feature and we’ll send you a push notification when rates have dropped in your area.
  • Be the office hero: Share your personal promo code to give anyone new to Uber £10 off their first ride (you’ll get £10 once they take their first trip too). Find this under Free Rides on the app menu

Questions or comments? Drop a line to the team on or @UberUK.



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