Our First Uber Ride in Split – Uber Cool!

Total Croatia News

Even though Uber services have been available in Split for two weeks, we didn’t have a chance to test them until now.

Total Croatia News has reported on high taxi prices in Split and surrounding cities, so when Uber X came to town, testing their services and checking whether they really are as cheap as they claim to be was on our “to do” list. On June 14, 2016, we got the opportunity to see how the system works, and after the locals get the hang of it, we are sure they will never need a taxi again.

Getting from Split to Kastela after 11:30 PM is always a stretch if you do not own a car since the last bus for Trogir leaves at 12:15 and taxis really do put a strain on your average Croatian wallet since you are expected to pay anything between 230-280 kuna, even 350 if you’re heading towards the airport. So, after realising the scheduled interview with international bloggers ran until well past 11:30 the decision was made – it’s time to UBER it home.

Step one – Download app and create an account. Already had it since I’ve used their service before. In case you don’t have it, type in all your details, including your credit card number (there’s no exchange of cash, your card will be automatically billed after you reach your desired destination)

Step two – Order UBER – this is quite easy, GPS will find your current location and let you select your pick-up point and type in your final destination.

Step three – within seconds you will recieve info on the car and driver and estimated pick-up time. We were unaware of the construction works going on in the pick up location we selected but the driver called us immediately and told us where to wait instead. Please note that only Uber X service is available in Split so Uber will send an everyday car to your location with seating for up to four people.

Step four – once you reach your pick-up location, you will recognise the car type and license plates since this is the informaton you will recieve the moment you book. We were picked up by a Mazda 3 and our driver was Ivana, temp school teacher with excellent English! She joined Uber on their very first day, and so far she’s very happy, as are her clients. It was a very enjoyable 30-minute ride, and then we came to the best part

Step five – reaching your final destination – Once we reached the address, it took less than a minute for the credit card transaction to go through and instantly received our receipt. Total cost Split Kastela: 128.26 kn. Half of what you’d normally be expected to pay using a regular cab.

Total Croatia News verdict – Go Uber, it’s Uber cool! And don’t forget to share your discount code with your friends.


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