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Using Uber in Singapore feedback

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Using Uber in Singapore feedback

When booking our flights and hotel, I noticed that a few travelers asked about Uber in Singapore. We were there last week and used the service a few times. It worked very well and was a huge convenience. In most cases Uber was cheaper than the local taxis and having the online payment facility meant we didn't have to ensure we had Singapore dollars on hand.

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31. Re: Using Uber in Singapore feedback

I love UBER. but find that some places do not allow UBER to access the airpoorts. Is this the case in Singapore? And how do I get the app? I assume it is different to the Australian app.

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32. Re: Using Uber in Singapore feedback

The Uber app is the same worldwide. You can use the same app you use at home as long as Uber is present in the city, and you have a Wi-Fi/data connection.

AFAIK there's no prohibition on Uber accessing the airport, but they won't be able to pick you up at the taxi rank, instead they'll use the private car pick up point.

That being said, the airport is one place that you won't need to use Uber. Taxis are readily available at the taxi rank.

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34. Re: Using Uber in Singapore feedback

We arrive Changyi just after midnight when airport taxis add midnight surcharge of 50% so I think we'll try and uber XL for our family of four. Anyone have any experience to report with late night transfers at the airport?

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I also arrived very late, and actually ended up staying at the Crowne Plaza in Changi airport. It was considerably cheaper than the hotel I was going to stay at, so arriving at 11pm and having to pay for a full night when I really wasn't going to be able to fully enjoy the hotel didn't make much sense to me. The Crowne Plaza was easy to get to within the hotel, it was a lovely and quiet room, they have a lovely breakfast, and I left after I ran an errand and after breakfast the next day.

I do remember that I tried to use Uber early that next day (I needed to get to a store to get SIM for my mobile phone) and the Uber driver could not find my hotel. I ended up cancelling Uber and taking a taxi. I actually sat and watched the Uber driver circling around and around, and the concierge at the Crowne Plaza said that sometimes happens. But the taxi was right outside and ready to go and taxis are great in SIN. In fact, I thoroughly enjoyed taking taxis everywhere I went while there.

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Thanks for the helpful replies :)

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3-9 November 2017 - Uber is a waste of time. Always on surge, taxis much cheaper and grab is a better option. Big change from January 2017. Majority of taxis take card so change is not an issue

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What app I have to download to use Uber in Singapore.

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40. Re: Using Uber in Singapore feedback

Helane B, the app is called Uber. It's the same Uber app you use at home, you can use it anywhere in the world with Uber service.

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