Uber Comfort offers the rider newer vehicles with more legroom, driven by Uber’s top-rated drivers for enjoyable and relaxing rides. Simply put, it is your standard Uber ride with added benefits for an additional cost. Nonetheless, the cost of the ride will still be cheaper than the luxury/ premium ride options.
What to expect when booking an Uber Comfort?
A rider can expect an upscale service — a comfortable trip in a spacious vehicle with a highly experienced driver. But that’s not all — Comfort users get to choose from the following trip service preferences before their trip begins:
- Temperature settings: The rider gets to select from 4 different temperature presets for the temperature inside the vehicle.
- Conversation preferences: When you request Uber Comfort, you get to let your driver know, in advance, whether you would prefer to chat or not.
- Additional wait time: Uber allows you to make your driver wait for an extended waiting period by paying extra (there is no added cost for a waiting time of up to 2 minutes).
What if I want to cancel the ride?
If there is a change of plan, you can easily cancel your Uber ride for a certain cancellation charge. With this ride preference, you get up to 10 minutes for cancellation before Uber charges you a cancellation fee. So, you can leverage that time to arrive at your pickup location without stress.
Is this a costlier rideshare option than UberX?
Uber Comfort will cost the rider more than UberX. The latter is a standard ride option allowing a party of up to 4 passengers.
Uber Comfort, on the other hand, offers the passenger with a larger and newer ride with a more spacious interior. In addition to not feeling cramped during the ride, the rider gets to specify comfort preferences as well (such as how hot or cool it will be inside the vehicle). As a result, the cost of booking a Comfort ride is higher than UberX.
Can I reserve an Uber Comfort?
The availability of this rideshare option varies from one geographic location to the other. Currently, it is available across 40 global cities and the company continues to expand its operations throughout other cities. You can visit the company website or application to know whether it is available in your city or not.
Moreover, Uber Comfort comes with the feature to reserve a ride for up to 30 days in advance. This handy option enables the riders to sort one essential part of their trip planning.
Is the Comfort riding alternative worth the extra cost?
Uber Comfort offers all the benefits for passengers looking for a comfortable trip. For the extra cost incurred by the passengers, they can receive superior services, in terms of the driver they get, the vehicle they ride in, and the mood of the entire trip. For instance, the rider gets chauffeured by a high-rated driver, typically with a rating of 4.85 or above. Anyhow, the cost of this ride type is only slightly higher than your standard Uber ride. So, if you are willing to pay a little more to experience greater comfort and luxury on a budget, this is the ride for you.