Uber Offering Flat Fares in DC–$2 UberPool, $8 UberX

Uber is now offering flat fares in DC!  This past summer, they offered unlimited packages in New York for one price.  This one is also a package, but done in an interesting manner.

You pay $10 up-front which unlocks ten $2 Pool and $8 X rides.  Your next ten rides will be discounted.  After this, you’ll need to pay another $10 for your next ten rides.


You can buy this package throughout October, but you have 30 days to use each 10 day pass.

For me, this is a great deal because it covers my office, the airport, the location of our next happy hour, and where my brother will be staying during his visit.  If I use UberPool (which I haven’t used… yet), these trips will be ridiculously cheap.

If you are in DC and going to our happy hour, this could be a great way to go about it.

The area it considers within the zone is pretty generous.

But you can’t purchase it until October itself, doesn’t make super clear.  I was poking around on the website and app trying to buy it for the month of October, and kept being told it was unavaliable.  So pre-purchasing is out.

So I have a reminder scheduled for myself to get one for my first flight in October.

But this definitely seems worth it to me, even though you have to pay $10 upfront–as long as you’ll take a few rides.

The amount maxes out at $20 for Pool and the amount was left off for UberX.

From the website:

Rates apply to rides starting and ending within eligible D.C. zones, up to a $20 value for POOL and up to a. If the total ride cost is ever less than the low rate, we’ll charge the minimum amount (based on time and distance). If the total ride cost exceeds the maximum value, you’ll be charged the rate, plus the remaining amount (based on time and distance).

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  1. Unfortunately, it looks like it may be sold out already.

    Its also interesting when you look at the coverage map:
    The DC area has 74,458 page view of the map
    While the Boston area has only 7,392 page views
    (as of about an hour ago)

    I’m hoping it becomes available again on 10/01 but @uber_dc has been telling people the package sold out in less than a day.

    Maybe if enough people complain they will add more to the quantity for sale. Its probably best to complain to Uber locally as there support is terrible unless its a very simple issue it can take 10 emails before they understand what you are talking about. I think the support is largely off shore if you go through the official support protocols.

    The web site
    insinuates that the package will be avaialbe all month in October, and that you can top up after you use your first allotment of 10 rides.

    • Jeanne Marie Hoffman

      Ah, that stinks! Yeah, it completely insinuates that you can keep topping it off, which is why I believed it wasn’t up yet.

  2. I bought mine through the website last night, so log in to your UBER account and try that way. (Didn’t see it in the UBER app last night.)

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