Booking Uber at 4am

Cisco archvile
Feb 16, 2018 28 Comments

Hi , I have a flight at 6 am . Has anyone booked Uber at 4am ? Just wanted to know if it is safe. Do they arrive at time. Do we need to book in advance a day before?


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TOP 28 Comments
  • Uber gdPU20
    You can schedule a ride in advance (the clock in the “Where To” bar). But yes, there will be drivers at 4am in any moderately-sized city. Wait times may be slightly longer.
    Feb 16, 2018 4
    • Google / Ops Pasteur
      Straight from the source.
      Feb 16, 2018
    • Oath LpPt46
      I would advice against advance booking. Uber’s advance booking is plain stupid. It actually isn’t advance booking. It just means that the app will start searching for the ride at a designated time. And you will most likely be charged a surge during that time. And if there are no drivers available the app will tell u to buzz off. So it defeats the whole concept of advance booking. Annoyingly stupid.
      Feb 16, 2018
    • Bloomberg bitMeister
      👆is right. It doesn’t really “schedule” the ride ahead of time. I found it really lame when I came to know the truth behind it. Nevertheless, my ride showed up on time and I was spared from a last minute, early morning crunch situation
      Feb 16, 2018
    • Xilinx xjsyg1
      +1...lead time of 20 to 25 mins around 4 am around sunnyvale neighborhood. Ofcourse depends where you live.
      Feb 16, 2018
  • Netflix Greenbear
    I have done that before without booking ahead of time. The driver came from really far away, but what bothered me was that the driver mentioned he had been working since 8pm the night before. He looked really tired.
    Feb 16, 2018 2
    • Google / Ops Pasteur
      Oh. I wouldn’t get in
      Feb 16, 2018
    • Oracle


      That sounds bad. Does uber have some kind of session limit at night? I guess the driver could just flip between Lyft and uber, but still...
      Feb 16, 2018
  • SoFi ehGL33
    I’ve done it plenty of times. Just Schedule in Advance and you’ll be good. Several drivers start super early before their day job or to get more airport fares
    Feb 16, 2018 1
  • SquareTrade / Eng

    SquareTrade Eng

    Should be fine. Also should be fast too since there aren’t many cars on the road.
    Feb 16, 2018 1
  • New / Mktg

    New Mktg

    Schedule in advance!
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • Salesforce Big Kahuna
    All the time. They are used to getting airport runs at this hour
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • Adobe / Eng

    Adobe Eng

    I have done it before. It was a fairly good experience. But you never know.
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • Cisco bamboozled
    In bay area, it's fine. In Baltimore....not!
    Feb 16, 2018 3
    • New ClIe61
      I understand the need for Bay Area folks to jizz on everything outside CA but don’t spread misinformation.
      Feb 16, 2018
    • Cisco bamboozled
      Relax. That was my personal experience when I almost missed an early morning flight
      Feb 16, 2018
    • New ClIe61
      Yea, let’s both pretend like that’s what happened here...
      Feb 17, 2018
  • Uber jf583us
    You’ll be fine unless you live in the middle of nowhere
    Feb 16, 2018 1
    • Cisco archvile
      I live in Fremont. Not sure if it is middle of nowhere 😀
      Feb 16, 2018
  • Google arbitdude2
    I have always going a Lyft or Uber, usually both
    Feb 17, 2018 0
  • Box / Eng Bittttttte
    I schedule in advance the night before. I check Lyft and Uber and pick the one with the best pick up time window for my needs. They are always on time / early.
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • Amazon / Eng ddkS06
    Did this a bunch of times in Chicago 'burbs. Usually there are a couple of them around and takes them 10-15 minutes to get to you but I've always managed to get one.
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • New / Product ambi_tious
    This works pretty well. I always fly on 6am flights and uber works just fine.
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • New / Eng

    New Eng

    Electronic Arts
    I have done that couple times in Seattle
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • Netflix fs92
    I've done this three times. Once, the guy looked tired as hell, like another commenter pointed out, another time the guy was ok, and the last time the driver hit yes but must have gone back to sleep and I had to ask my wife to get up and drive me to the airport. Now, I just pay for parking.
    Feb 16, 2018 0
  • Google / Ops Pasteur
    You probably will get Uber Black suv.
    Feb 16, 2018 0


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