Did you know that you can make multiple stops on an Uber trip?
If you want to pick up a friend, drop off a package, or hop into a convenience store to pick up a bottle of milk, you can do so while on your way to your destination.
To learn how to make multiple stops when using Uber, read on.
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Can Uber Make Multiple Stops?
Yes. Uber allows you to add up to two stops to each ride.
The stops don’t have to be on the way, either.
You can add an extra stop out of the way, and your Uber driver will head there before continuing to your final destination.
If you didn’t add a stop before ordering a ride, you can add one during your Uber ride.
However, you’ll need to add the stop in the app; asking your driver to make a stop without putting it into the app is not fair to the driver.
Also, making stops can cause the cost of your trip to go up.
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When Can I Add a Stop on Uber?
As a rider, you can add a quick stop or enter multiple destinations either before ordering your ride or while on the way to your destination.
How to Add a Stop on Uber
To add a single stop to your trip, open the app.
Tap on the box that says, “Where To?” and then click the plus sign (+) at the right side of the box.
Then, enter multiple destinations in the order of your choosing.
If you are already in the middle of your ride, you’ll need to open your passenger app and swipe up from the bottom to get your ride details.
You’ll see the destination you entered before.
Click on “Add or Change.”
Again, you’ll see a plus icon. Click on it to add a stop.
How to Add a Stop Before Your Trip
It’s best to add a stop before your trip, if possible.
That way, you will see the total fare rate upfront, without any hidden surprises.
Furthermore, drivers may be able to see the trip length when accepting your trip, so they don’t get any hidden surprises, either.
To add a stop before your trip:
- Open your app.
- Tap on the “Where To?” field.
- Then, click on the + icon on the right side of the destination field. A second destination field will pop up.
- Enter the address where you want to stop.
- Enter your final destination.
- You can delete stops by clicking on the “X” icon next to a destination.
It’s critical to note that this process varies a bit if you choose a destination from the list of addresses the app suggests when you first open the app.
Uber bases these suggestions on your previous ride history.
If you click one of those suggested destinations, you won’t see the plus icon right away.
Instead, you’ll have to click on your destination in the map that appears at the top of your screen.
Once you do that, you will see the option to add multiple stops.
How to Add a Stop During Your Trip
Adding a stop during your trip is easy as well.
- Start by opening your app and viewing the live trip tracking screen.
- At the bottom of your screen, you’ll see your ride details. Click on it or swipe up to bring up all the trip details.
- You’ll see your destination (next to a GPS/map icon). Click on “Change or Add” next to the destination you entered.
- Click the plus icon to add a stop.
- Tap on “Update” to confirm your changes.
- Uber will notify your driver automatically about your trip modification. It’s a good idea to tell them yourself as well, in case they don’t see it.
How to Add Multiple Uber Stops
To add a single stop, you’ll need to click on the plus icon next to your destination to add a new destination field.
After entering your first and second stop, a third destination field will appear.
It might not be obvious at first, but if you plan on adding two stops, you’ll need to enter both of them before the third destination field pops up, where you can enter your final destination.
If you only want to make one stop, enter your stop in the first destination field (right under your pick-up address) and your final destination in the second destination field.
Then, leave the third destination field blank, and click on “Done.”
You can only add two stops per ride, not including the final destination.
You’ll have to request a new trip once you arrive at your final destination.
Add a Stop in Uber on the Android App
If you’re using Uber on Android, follow these steps to add one or two stops on Uber.
- Open the Uber app.
- Click on the “Where To?” box.
- Click the plus sign at the right of your screen.
- Add a stop.
- If you want to add a second stop, enter it into the second destination field (the third field from the top) before entering your final destination.
- Click on “Done.”
- Confirm your ride after selecting the trip option you prefer (UberX, Uber Black, etc.).
Add a Stop in Uber on the iPhone App
The process of adding a stop in the Uber iPhone app is similar to the process for the Android app:
- Find the Uber app on your iPhone and open it.
- Tap on the “Where To?” field.
- Click on the plus icon.
- Enter a destination.
- If you want to add another stop, enter it in the second destination field before entering your final destination in the third destination field.
- Click on “Done.”
- View the trip options, select one, and confirm your ride.
How Much Do Multiple Stops on Uber Cost?
Adding a stop will cause your fare to go up.
There are two reasons the cost of your trip increases when you add multiple stopovers.
Uber calculates its fare rates based on the length of the trip in miles and the total estimated time it will take to complete it.
Each stop includes three minutes of waiting time by default.
That automatically makes the fare go up slightly.
Furthermore, when most people add stops, they increase the length of the route.
If the stop will require your driver to diverge from Uber’s original route, you’ll have to pay for the extra distance they will be driving.
Since Uber’s rates fluctuate, it’s impossible to tell you how much your stops will cost.
An extra stopover might only cost you a dollar – or less – if it’s on the way.
A stop that requires your driver to go a few extra miles out of the way can cost as much as or more than the first quoted fare rate.
Fortunately, if you schedule stops before ordering a ride, you’ll see the total fare upfront.
How to Save Money on Multiple Uber Stops
The best way to save money on multiple Uber stops is to keep them short and sweet.
Uber includes three minutes of waiting time with every stop.
If you don’t make your driver wait longer than that, your total trip cost will be the same as it was when you first ordered your ride (or added a stop).
However, if you go over the three-minute waiting period, you may end up paying more.
Another way to save money is to minimize the distance your driver has to go out of the way.
So, if you’re picking a friend up, they may be able to walk a few blocks to where you’ll be passing by instead of waiting at their house.
That way, your driver doesn’t have to diverge from the original route.
Frequently Asked Questions
We see a lot of questions about making stops when using Uber.
Here are the most common ones.
Can I Request the Same Uber Driver?
There’s no built-in way for an Uber passenger to request the same driver after completing a trip.
However, you can ask your driver to wait at the destination if you plan on ordering a new ride right after you finish the current one.
Your driver will only see limited trip details before accepting a ride, so discuss your ride details with them beforehand; they may mistake another ride for yours and accept that one instead.
Can Uber Pick Up Different Passengers on the Same Fare?
No. Your Uber driver may agree to pick up a passenger without you adding a stop in the app.
However, if your driver has to go out of the way to do so, your rate may go up in any case.
In addition, it’s not fair to the driver, as they’ll be losing potential earnings.
Can Drivers Add a Stop During an Uber Trip?
Drivers are not supposed to add stops unless requested by the passenger.
If your driver made an unrequested stop, and you were charged more than the original price Uber quoted, you can report it on this page and request a refund.
You can also do that from the help section of your app or your trip history.
Adding stops on Uber is a straightforward process.
However, many people still don’t know that it is possible, so they request multiple trips unnecessarily.
By adding multiple stops to an existing trip instead of requesting multiple trips, you can save money.