BRITS wanting to book the cheapest flights will soon be able to do so much more easily from their phone.
Uber has announced that its users will soon be able to book train and bus tickets through the app this summer – as well as flights and cross-channel train tickets.
The new program will join forces with partners, yet to be announced, to offer the services through Uber rather than launching trains and airlines themselves.
Eventually, even hotels will be added to the Uber app, which can be booked along with transportation.
For example, when booking a weekend trip, users can buy a train or bus ticket when booking a stay in the UK and make sure an Uber is waiting to take them to the hotel.
Uber will also introduce rental cars, which can be used across the UK.
Jamie Heywood, Regional General Manager, UK, Northern & Eastern Europe, Uber, said: “Everyone values the freedom to make travel arrangements in an easy and convenient way, which is why we’re excited to become a one-stop shop for all your travel needs .
“You’ve been able to book rides, bikes, boat services, and scooters through the Uber app for a number of years, so adding trains and buses is a natural progression.
“Later this year, we plan to include flights and, in the future, hotels by integrating leading partners into the Uber app to create a seamless door-to-door travel experience.”
Uber already offers taxi services, as well as Uber Boat and e-bikes, and food delivery through Uber Eats.
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