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Airports Where Uber Pick-up is Allowed

With Uber‘s rapid worldwide expansion, more travelers are opting out of traditional methods of transportation in favor of the ease and convenience offered by Uber. Trips to and from the airport can be cheaper and more easily arranged than hailing a cab. While a number of airports prohibit Uber airport pickups, there have been numerous ways passengers and Uber drivers have gotten around it: Arranging pickups in nearby parking lots, the arrival area, having passengers sit in the front seat, etc. Still, I figured it would be helpful to have a list of cities that allowed Uber drivers to pick up passengers at the airport. In trying to figure this out, I realized there wasn’t a single list out there, so I decided to put one together.

Lyft pickup at San Francisco International Airport
San Francisco International: One of the airports where Lyft Pickup is allowed

An Uber representative directed me to the Uber cities page and explained that every city with a flat fare for airport pickups was a good indicator of which cities allowed it. On the other hand, if the city listed a flat fare from the city to the airport only, it meant Uber pickups were not allowed. So I spent hours going through every city page, as well as double checking the Uber blog to come up with a complete list. Of the 224 cities served by Uber, only 58 allow official Uber pickups at the airport.

Uber Airport Pickup in North America

Out of the 128 North American cities Uber operates in, just 19 of them allow airport pickup – that’s less than 15% of the cities on the list. This is far less than in any other region. The same goes for the number of cities for which Uber offers a flat fare for airport drop-off: There are just two that offer this.

While Denver doesn’t list a flat rate airport pick-up fee, according to this blog post, Uber began operating out of Denver International Airport in September 2014. The average fare between DIA and downtown Denver is $36-49.

Washington DC also doesn’t list flat fares for airport pickup, something that will change with the passing of the Vehicle-for-Hire Innovation Act. Until that happens, Uber can be requested at Reagan National Airport (DCA) from Terminal B and C. Uber drivers can pick up passengers on the second curb at the arrivals level.

At Washington Dulles International (IAD), drivers can pick up passengers in the hourly parking area. Baltimore Washington International (BWI) is the only airport in the area where passengers can be picked up directly in the arrivals area.

Aside from these exceptions, Uber drivers can pick up passengers at airports in the following cities:

  • Atlanta
  • Charlotte
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Halifax<
  • Honolulu
  • Jacksonville
  • Las Vegas (UberX, UberXL, UberSELECT)
  • Los Angeles International Airport
  • Madison
  • Nashville
  • New Jersey
  • New Orleans
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Sacramento
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Tacoma
  • Toronto
  • Washington, DC

Uber flat fare to the airport only

  • Mexico City 
  • New York City (Only to Newark Airport)

Uber Airport Pickup in Central & South America

Uber serves just nine cities in Central and South America. Five of them offer airport pickup:

  • Bogota
  • Cali – Colombia
  • Lima
  • Panama City
  • Santiago

Uber Airport Pickup in Europe, Middle East & Africa

In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Uber offers airport pickup in 16 of 48 cities. This includes some of the busiest airports in Europe. The Middle East and Africa are way behind, with each region offering just 1-2 cities in which airport pickups are officially allowed.

  • Amsterdam
  • Beirut
  • Gothenburg
  • Jeddah
  • Istanbul
  • Lisbon
  • London (London Heathrow, Gatwick)
  • Lyon
  • Milan
  • Munich
  • Paris
  • Rome
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Stockholm
  • Vienna

Uber flat fare to the airport

  • Dubai
  • Lagao
  • Manchester
  • Moscow
  • Rotterdam
  • Warsaw

Uber Airport Pickup in Asia Pacific

In the Asia Pacific region, airport pickup is allowed in 18 of 39 cities. In addition, six cities offer flat fares for airport drop-off. While Bangalore doesn’t list any flat fares on its city page, this September blog post indicates that it does.

  • Adelaide
  • Auckland
  • Bangalore
  • Beijing
  • Chengdu
  • Guangzhou
  • Hangzhou
  • Hanoi
  • Hong Kong
  • Perth
  • Phuket
  • Shenzhen
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Sydney
  • Tokyo (Narita)
  • Wellington
  • Wuhan

Uber flat fare to the airport

  • Bangkok
  • Jakarta Bangkok
  • Johor Bahru
  • Kuala Lumpur
  • Seoul
  • Taipei

This is what I was able to scrounge up with the information Uber gave me, along with my own research. I will be updating this list as more cities join the herd and begin allowing drivers to pick up passengers from the airport. If there is any city missing from this list, please share it in the comment section.

As a reminder, Uber is offering $30 off your first ride when you sign up by November 23, 2014. After that, it will drop to $20. If you use my referral link, we will both earn a free ride worth upwards of $30.

Be sure to also check out the list of airports where Lyft pickup is allowed.

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  1. Can we use a US based Uber aaccount to use Uber in Europe? Also if I have an Amex card linked to my profile, then will I be charged a foreign tansaction fees?

    • You can use your AMEX card for UBER abroad. You will be charged in the local currency and if your AMEX card charges foreign transaction fees, this will also be charged. Best to find a credit card that doesn’t charge foreign transaction fees.

  2. dministrator

    Chennai, formerly Madras India needs to be on that list.

  3. Also add ABQ to the list. They do both pickup and drop off.

  4. I don’t know if it’s “officially” allowed, but I take Uber home from LaGuardia every time I fly there

  5. There is a cool trick where you can just move the pin and get a ride even if the airport is blocked. Use it at ORD all the time. http://blog.shoptravelmore.com/how-to-use-uber-for-pickup-at-the-airport/

  6. Scarborough

    Sorry, but Atlanta isn’t allowing airport pickups until July 2015 at the soonest, and probably not until the Fall.

    • rugger1866

      Yep, I had an Uber driver the other day tell me that APD was issuing citations to Uber/Lyft drivers at ATL.

  7. Pittsburgh now, too.

  8. What about Australia?

  9. I don’t believe Uber is able to pick up at MSY. They can drop off, but I don’t think they can pick up.

  10. I was just picked up a few weeks ago at Fort Lauderdale airport

  11. Bull…Uber drivers are not allowed (esp. African American women ) to wait at Airport now as of April 2016…they are harassed by Africa American cops.

  12. Will from Boston

    Add BOS to the list of airports where Uber picks up. Using UberX, they route drivers with Livery Plates to the “Limo” pickup area to comply with regulations, same price as regular UberX, aside from the tunnel tolls.

  13. Can I get a ride with uber from Newark airport to Easton pa

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