Uber Van, this is the service for Uber groups

Uber Van, this is the new service for Uber groups

If you are a regular Uber user and need to move around Madrid in a group , you can sign up for Uber Van. The company launched this service on the occasion of Pride 2017, so it has been operating normally for a couple of years, always coinciding with these holidays.

And this year he has done it again. To be able to move around the city of Madrid during the holidays, Uber has created a special UberVAN service, equipped with 6-seater minivans, for trips requested to move around the capital at special prices.

There will be, like the other years, established a series of collection points. In this way, and even if the streets are closed, it will be much easier to find an Uber driver. Moving around the center of Madrid during these days, as you know, is not easy at all. But how does UberVAN work and how can you use it these days? 

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Uber collaborates with Pride for group transportation

He did it other years and so has this one. In fact, Uber has become one of the official Pride sponsors. The UberVAN service will be available to everyone who wants to use it from June 20 (so it is already perfectly active) and until July 2.

It is, as we said, a transport service designed for groups of up to six people, no more, which you must take into account when ordering an Uber Van . It is an option that complements the rest of the options you have to move around the capital through the Uber application, and which are none other than UberX, Uber Black and the JUMP electric scooters.

Regarding prices, you should know that what is charged for each trip with Uber Van is the following:

  • A base rate of 3.50 euros
  • A price per kilometer of € 1.45
  • A price per minute of € 0.45
  • The minimum payment must be 8 euros.

To all this, when you order your Uber Van and indicate the route to the driver , you will know the price you will have to pay. And therefore, what each person in the group has to put (if you do the distribution). There is also the option of adding multiple destinations, in case you need to leave each of your friends in a different place, which is what usually happens back home.

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How can I use Uber Van in Madrid?

During the days of Pride moving around Madrid will not be easy, so it is advisable to look for alternatives. The first thing you have to do if you decide to move in a group with Uber Van is to download the Uber application. You have it available, logically, for iOS and Android.

You should know, on the other hand, that during these days the Uber application will be transformed for Pride . For example, the route of the vehicles before picking up the passengers will be shown with a rainbow. And the people of Uber will get on the 'Shangay' float to go to the demonstration called by the Collective of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals of Madrid (COGAM) and the State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals (FELGTB ).

Be that as it may and with the application already installed on the phone :

  • Open the Uber app.
  • Enter the collection point and destination, anywhere in the city of Madrid.
  • Then choose the Van option.

You will see what the options and prices are available before a car comes to pick you up and the whole group. In addition, in order to make things easier for you, Uber now brings a feature called Spotlight. It is an icon of the light bulb, included in the app itself, that you can press to make the screen light up in a predetermined color. Holding the phone in your hand will help the driver see you better when arriving.