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Uber launches new feature for UK passengers to book EUROSTAR tickets

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Uber launches new ‘smart travel’ feature for UK passengers that allows them to book EUROSTAR tickets… and the tool will tell them if their flight has also been canceled

  • The feature is called ‘Uber Travel’ and is ‘set to make Uber a smart travel app’
  • It will ‘make continent travel a door-to-door experience in the Uber app’
  • Uber Travel will be available to all UK passengers at the end of August

Uber is introducing a new feature for UK customers that allows them to book Eurostar tickets through the Uber app.

The feature is called “Uber Travel” and will “turn Uber into a smart travel app,” according to the taxi company.

Riders in the UK can book and pay for a Eurostar journey to Paris, Brussels, Lille, Amsterdam or Rotterdam with Eurostar – and the journey ‘added to a smart itinerary for easy reference and access’.

Uber introduces a new feature for UK customers – Uber Travel – that allows them to book Eurostar tickets through the Uber app

Uber said the feature would “make continent travel a door-to-door experience in the Uber app.”

What’s more, “an exciting feature” of Uber Travel is that it automatically imports upcoming travel plans directly from Gmail into the Uber app, with hotel, flight and restaurant reservations all in one place.”

Uber adds, “Uber users can also book tickets for multiple modes of transport without having to visit numerous websites, download confirmation emails, and reconfirm bookings.”

Uber Travel will also update flight times if there are changes, and adjust your itinerary accordingly, Uber said.

Uber Travel is now rolling out to users in the UK and will be available to all passengers by the end of August.

Uber Travel’s booking functionality is powered by Omio, billed as “the world’s leading ground transportation platform.”

The 'Uber Travel' feature is 'set to make Uber a smart travel app'

The ‘Uber Travel’ feature is ‘set to make Uber a smart travel app’

Andrew Brem, General Manager of Uber UK, said: “Uber Travel is an integral part of Uber’s vision to be a one-stop shop for door-to-door travel.

“This allows our customers to plan ahead by making bookings with Eurostar, or relieve the stress of traveling this summer with updated flight data automatically imported into the smart itinerary.”

Paul Brindley, Head of Indirect Sales at Eurostar, said: ‘By making Eurostar travel available across more channels, we aim to make it as easy as possible for passengers to enjoy the benefits of seamless and sustainable high-speed rail connections between the UK and mainland Europe .’

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