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Uber in Brisbane

Everything you need to know to get around Brisbane with Uber.

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Rideshare app Uber is taking over the nation and if you haven't joined yet, there's no better time than now.

In this article, we detail the latest promo codes, how to get started with Uber, the current ride rates around town and more. So keep reading to find out how you can get around Brisbane with Uber.

Current rideshare promo codes in Brisbane

Code exclusive

Get up to $20 in ride vouchers

Expires 31 Dec 2022
Get $5 off 4 rides in 7 days across Australia, including Sydney, Newcastle, Adelaide, Cairns, Gold Coast, Perth, Melbourne and more when you use the code. Valid for new users only. T&Cs apply.

How do I get started with Uber?

If you're not already an Uber rider, you can sign up via the app store. You'll need to provide your contact number and credit card details and download the app.

From there, you can search for and book your ride. It's a book-and-ride rideshare app, so you can't pre-book.

You'll also always be given a fare estimate before you commit to your journey so that you know roughly how much your fare will be.

Uber pick-up zones at Brisbane Airport

Uber is available at Brisbane Airport and pick-up is located at dedicated rideshare pick-up zones a short walk from the terminal.

For domestic arrivals, head to the "Pre-Booked Express and Ride Booking" pick-up area outside the terminal. For international arrivals, walk towards the buses and coaches passenger pick-up zone.

There is a surcharge of $3.90 for airport pickups. This is automatically added to your fare.

Here's where you'll find the domestic and international pick-up zones:

Image: Uber

Uber rates in Brisbane

Uber in Brisbane has five types of rides for you to choose from. UberX and the certified Assist service are your affordable choices for everyday rides and are priced the same.

You can use UberXL whenever you have up to six passengers, Comfort gives you that added touch of space and Premier is for when you're after something a little extra.

Ride fares are made up of a base fare, a per-minute charge, a per-kilometre charges and any tolls, surcharges and fees incurred during your ride. Surge fares may also apply when demand for rides increases. This could be because of bad weather, rush hour, late-night rides or special events.

For an idea of cost, we looked at fare estimates for a trip from Brisbane Airport to Fortitude Valley. This comes up as $35-$45 with an UberX or Assist, $49-$64 with UberXL, $45-$58 with Comfort and $67-$87 for Premier.

UberX and Assist

  • Base fare: $2
  • Per minute: $0.38
  • Per kilometre: $1.16
  • Minimum fare: $7.50
  • Cancellation fee: $8

Uber Premier

  • Base fare: $4.20
  • Per minute: $0.80
  • Per kilometre: $2.42
  • Minimum fare: $15
  • Cancellation fee: $10

Uber Comfort

  • Base fare: $2.70
  • Per minute: $0.51
  • Per kilometre: $1.55
  • Minimum fare: $8.66
  • Cancellation fee: $8

Uber XL

  • Base fare: $3.10
  • Per minute: $0.55
  • Per kilometre: $1.75
  • Minimum fare: $9.55
  • Cancellation fee: $9

Frequently asked questions about Uber in Brisbane

  • Do Ubers in Brisbane have baby seats? While some Uber drivers might have baby seats on hand, there is currently no way to book one through the app. Once you make a booking you can call your driver to check whether he has one or not.
  • Are Ubers in Brisbane pet-friendly? Most Uber drivers should be happy to accommodate a well-behaved pet but we suggest you get in touch with your assigned driver first. Take along a box or blanket for your pet to sit on to help keep the driver's vehicle clean.Service animals are allowed in an Uber in compliance with applicable accessibility laws.
  • Is UberPool available in Brisbane? UberPool is currently only available in select areas of Sydney and Melbourne. A service in Brisbane is expected to launch at a later date.

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