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Eric Rathbone
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Uber

Post by Eric Rathbone » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:46 am

Anyone else used an Uber here in Carvoeiro?

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Re: Uber

Post by e-richard » Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:34 pm

Yes, most satisfactorily. Cheaper than taxi too.
Only tried twice so far, but cars available within 20 mins on both occasions.

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Re: Uber

Post by LICY » Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:59 pm

Hubby wants Uber from Airport? Bit nervous. Good reviews on Facebook when people reference taxis in CVO.

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Re: Uber

Post by Mike Burton » Fri Aug 25, 2017 5:04 pm

Daughter, grandchildren and friends used Uber all the time when they were in the villa for two weeks, got back Saturday.
She said they were very good and would definitely recommend them

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Re: Uber

Post by logicbob » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:37 pm

LICY wrote:Hubby wants Uber from Airport? Bit nervous. Good reviews on Facebook when people reference taxis in CVO.
How much is Uber from the airport?

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Re: Uber

Post by e-richard » Fri Aug 25, 2017 8:09 pm

Just tried on Uber now (8pm) and we're being quoted €54 - 72 from CVO to Faro with a 14minute wait.
I did not book it, but its an indication that Uber are likely to be the same as a private car service, but unpredictable arrival time as you cannot pre-book.

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Re: Uber

Post by logicbob » Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:05 am

e-richard wrote:Just tried on Uber now (8pm) and we're being quoted €54 - 72 from CVO to Faro with a 14minute wait.
I did not book it, but its an indication that Uber are likely to be the same as a private car service, but unpredictable arrival time as you cannot pre-book.
I guess they only like the short journeys, the airport could likely be petrol to and from if they do not get a pick up coming back.

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Re: Uber

Post by LICY » Fri Sep 15, 2017 6:46 pm

e-richard wrote:Just tried on Uber now (8pm) and we're being quoted €54 - 72 from CVO to Faro with a 14minute wait.
I did not book it, but its an indication that Uber are likely to be the same as a private car service, but unpredictable arrival time as you cannot pre-book.
Hubby tried from home and also got €70, so I booked suntransfers for €47. He also tried Uber for a taxi we need Saturday. The usual UK company quote online as £35 and uber between £45/£55. It seems to me it depends how many drivers are about as he was checking at 5.30pm so rush hour girls UK visit. We have the app so will check in CVO.

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Re: Uber

Post by Rampage » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:26 am

Tried it once to go from Carvoeiro to Chrissy's in Lagoa. Driver got lost!!!! And it cost more than a regular taxi charged for the return.

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Re: Uber

Post by widge » Thu Sep 28, 2017 5:27 am

Used Uber yesterday. Same quality service as UK. However, my driver Luis told me that Uber in Portugal is illegal & if stopped by the police he would say I was a friend not a fare paying passenger!

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Re: Uber

Post by Farol » Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:02 am

widge wrote:Used Uber yesterday. Same quality service as UK. However, my driver Luis told me that Uber in Portugal is illegal & if stopped by the police he would say I was a friend not a fare paying passenger!
So you were not insured! :(

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