Long Pickup Premiums apply to pickups that are farther than most, which makes drivers more likely to accept requests outside the city centers. This will always be included as part of your upfront fare.
Here is how Long Pickup Premiums work:
- A Long Pickup Premium may be charged when we determine that a trip request will require a driver to travel a long time or distance to the pickup location. This amount will be estimated and included as part of the Upfront Fare shown to riders.
- The Upfront Fare quoted may not apply if the length or route of the trip changes. Riders can always view the rates applicable to such trips, including an associated Long Pickup Premium, in the app by clicking on the Upfront Fare and then clicking in the information button.
- Long Pickup Premiums apply only to uberX and uberPOOL
- The Long Pickup Premium will not exceed $20.