Now yes, it’s official, Uber works again in Madrid, the capital of Spain. This is your UberX service and its fees.
After being banned in Spain more than a year ago, Uber has continued working to return with its service to Spain, adapting to the legislation, which it claims is one of the most restrictive in Europe. A few days ago, the company announced on social networks that Uber Madrid was about to fall and today it is official.
Wait, if it was banned, what has changed? The service with which they had problems and did not feel the taxi sector was UberPop, the one in which transport is between individuals. Now, come back with UberX,the service in which drivers are VTC licensed.
Thus, the VTC license refers to the rental of vehicles with a driver, so it is left behind that any individual can make a living driving for Uber. Now, whether it is UberPop or UberX, for the user the change is less, since the same application and the same procedures as before.
Uber prices in Madrid
The clear things: UberX has all its prices public and fixed, which can be consulted both on the web and in the app, so there are no surprises on our trips with the service.
This is what it costs to use Uber in Madrid:
- Price per minute: 0.10
- Price per kilometer: 1.20
- Minimum rate of 5
- Cancellation fee of 5
Also, from the web they put us some examples of trips to common destinations, comparing the cost of UberX with that of taxis and other transportation services. Thus, from Cibeles to Adolfo Surez Airport they will be 20 in uberX, while by taxi 30.
The area where UberX is available in Madrid
Both in the image above and in this detailed map of Google My Maps you can see the areas where Uber operates in Madrid.
Uber apps for mobile devices
From 10:00 on March 30, 2016, UberX will be operational in Madrid and to order a vehicle, you only need a (free) user account and have the application on your smartphone, from which everything is done.
More details | Uber official website
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