uberX in Taipei
uberX in Taipei, which I visited last fall

How to Check if Uber or Lyft is Available in Your Destination
As you probably know, I’m a huge fan of Uber and Lyft. These ride-sharing services have not only cut my transportation costs down by almost 40%, but they’ve also made it so much easier to arrange a ride when I need one. No more waiting on hold, giving out my address or standing out in the street to hail a taxi. I’ve used both services (but mostly Uber) all over the US and around the world. I’m pretty much a ride-share expert.

However, I realize that that’s not the case for everyone. For example, I just received a question from a reader asking whether Uber is available at HNL airport. I responded that it is but that anyone can check for him/herself really easily. All you have to do is open the app and change the starting point address to whatever you want it to be. In fact, this is how I order my dad Ubers/Lyfts when he’s in Connecticut or California and I’m traveling the world.

I hope this helps! For those of you who haven’t used Uber yet, here’s my code (uberjohnnyjet), which will get you $10-$20 off your first ride (I also get a $10-$20 credit as it depends on your city).

My code for Lyft is JOHNNY1827, which gives first time Lyft users $50 in credit (applied over ten rides).



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5 Comments On "Travel Tip of the Day: How to See If Uber or Lyft is Available in Your Destination"
  1. Leesa Bryant|

    Tried the uber availability with code. No response. Nothing.

    1. Johnny Jet
      Johnny Jet|

      Where were you? Maybe in an area without Uber?

  2. george hubka|

    On click thru for Lyft, it said only 5 dollars off for LA. I will be going to
    SNA to Anaheim. Will it work there? Also, do they serve Anaheim to ONT airport?

    1. Johnny Jet
      Johnny Jet|

      You can go into the app and put in future pickup and dropoff to see. but it will be an expensive ride with just $5 off.

  3. Anonymous|

    I was surprised to find out when I was in Vancouver, B.C. Canada that they do not allow Uber or Lyft.

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