New $5 Commuter Flat Rates with uberPOOL

As of November 30, 2016, this flat rate is no longer in effect. Check your app to see your upfront fare.

We’ve redesigned the uberPOOL experience in Manhattan to make it more efficient and more affordable for New Yorkers.

Between 7–10am and 5–8pm, Monday through Friday, all uberPOOL rides starting and ending in Manhattan below 125th Street will be $5 flat.

When you request uberPOOL on weekdays, we’ll direct you to a nearby corner to meet your driver for pickup. There, your driver will pick you up and continue toward your destination, picking up and dropping off others on corners along the way. You’ll then get dropped off at a corner near your final destination. Corner pickups and drop-offs make driving routes more direct, so you’ll save time and arrive at your destination faster.

How it works:

  1. Make sure you have the latest version of the Uber app
  2. Open your app and request ‘POOL’
  3. Walk to the nearby corner indicated in the app where you’ll meet your driver for pickup
  4. Ride toward your destination, picking up and dropping off fellow uberPOOL passengers along the way
  5. Arrive at a corner near your final destination



  • $5 commuter flat rates are only available in Manhattan, below 125th Street between 7–10am and 5–8pm, M–F
  • $5 commuter flat rates will not surge—you’ll pay just $5
  • On nights and weekends, your uberPOOL will come directly to you

By making it easier and more affordable to carpool, we’re working toward our goal of getting more people into fewer cars. Getting picked up and dropped off at corners with uberPOOL is still in its pilot stage, so you can expect the experience to improve throughout the next few weeks.

Learn more about uberPOOL in NYC

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