UberCommute vs Uberpool

Commute is a carpooling service on Uber that allows commuters to share their ride with neighbors and colleagues while getting reimbursed for their costs.

UberPool Ideally, it will work kind of like a bus. A vehicle will make pickups and drop-offs along a largely turn-free route, scooping up passengers and making pit stops along the way.

What is UberCommute. What is Uberpool .

What is UberCommute

Commute is a carpooling service on Uber that allows commuters to share their ride with neighbors and colleagues while getting reimbursed for their costs.

For people driving to work, you can cover your costs on your everyday commute and connect with people heading the same way. And for those looking for a more convenient way to get into work, every ride you request and share with a local commuter allows you to enjoy a more comfortable commute at a low cost.

By making it easier and more convenient for people going in the same direction at the same time to share the journey, as well as the cost of the ride, Commute can improve everyone’s daily trek to and from work.

Where is UberCommute available

Uber Commute is a new low-cost commuting feature that’s being tested in select cities, such as Chicago and Toronto.

Although the Toronto Commute Pilot ended, Uber is expected to expand the UberCOMMUTE service to new cities in 2019.

UberCommute is live in India , in the city of Hyderabad.

How does a driver sign up with Uber Commute?

There are six simple steps an applicant must follow to become an Uber Commute driver:

  1. Sign up with Uber.
  2. Download the Uber Driver-Partner App.
  3. Select your final destination for your daily commute.
  4. Pick up a nearby commuter who is heading in the same direction as your final destination.
  5. Follow the App’s selected route to drop the commuter off.
  6. Finally, get reimbursed for shared miles driven and trips completed!

Is UberCommute safe ?

It is as safe as a regular Uber. All drivers go through a thorough background check where their civil and criminal records are verified. Only the ones who pass are allowed to drive.

Additionally, you have the standard Uber safety features like the SOS button and trip status sharing feature that are available for a regular Uber.


Uber POOL is a shared Uber ride that allows you to split the cost of your ride with a stranger who is headed in a similar direction as you. Your riding companion is automatically selected based on their location and final destination. The Uber app determines who will be picked up first, and who will be dropped off first. Uber POOL is cheaper than UberX.

Uber Express POOL is a shared ride similar to POOL that requires you to walk to a nearby pickup location. Instead of being picked up directly at your location and dropped off at your destination, Express POOL rides require that you take a short walk to be picked up and a short walk to reach your destination. Express POOL rides are cheaper than Uber POOL. It is the cheapest Uber service.

How much does money does UberPOOL save?

For Riders:

Uber POOL pricing works can be difficult due to the secret nature of Uber’s algorithm, but one thing is for sure: Uber POOL and Express POOL are the two cheapest Uber services. Uber POOL costs less than UberX, and Express POOL costs even less than Uber POOL. Splitting the ride with another rider makes the overall cost of your ride goes way down. And even if you aren’t matched with another rider, you’ll still pay the lower POOL rate.

Uber uses an algorithm to dynamically change the price of the ride depending on whether they think you’ll be matched with a partner or not. Uber’s new up front pricing makes it easy to see exactly how much the ride will cost you, so all you need to do is input your destination to see how much your ride will cost in all of the different Uber services.

For Drivers:

The costs & savings of Uber Commute are different, depending on the city.

In Chicago, UberCOMMUTE drivers will be reimbursed $0.54 per mile driven when a vehicle is shared with a commuter. Over 20 miles, this equates to $10. Uber calculates a year of operating as a COMMUTE driver to saving an average of $5000.

Is Uber POOL and Express POOL available in your city?

UberPOOL is not available in every US city, and Express POOL is available in even fewer cities. To see if either service is available in your city, check inside the Uber app: Input a destination, then look through the available services to see if POOL or Express POOL are present.

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