Today, Uber will become available in Craiova, the most important cultural, historical and economic center in the Oltenia region, making it the seventh city in Romania where the service is extending.
Starting today and up to March 14th, new users in Craiova can use the discount code HELLOCRAIOVA for 25% off on their UberX rides, for up to 4 lei discount per trip.
The service launched in Romania in 2015, in Bucharest, and then went through a rapid expansion to Cluj, Timișoara, Brașov and Iași, adding Constanța just last year. As in all the other Romanian cities, the Uber drivers in Craiova are fully licensed to safely drive passengers to their destinations. In Craiova, Uber will launch with its most popular service UberX, which offers access to affordable and safe trips with just a few minutes of waiting time.
“We are happy to launch Uber in Craiova, one of the most important cities in the South of the country. We are seeing great potential in the area and know that people are open to new ways of travelling, powered by technology. We are in close collaboration with the local authorities in order to provide Craiova with safe transportation alternatives for its people” – says Ana Maria Borlovan, Country Operations Manager Uber Romania.
How Uber works
- Download the Uber app on your phone and create an account
- The app opens with a simple question: “Where to?”
- Once you add a destination, the app shows you the price for the ride
- Follow your trip progress and share your location and ETA with friends and family
- Pay by cash or card
- Rate your trip or leave other feedback
- Afterwards, you will receive an email receipt and you can also download your invoice
How to use the promo code
- Go to the menu on the top left of the Uber app
- Select Wallet
- Select Add voucher code
- Add HELLOCRAIOVA and you will be able to use it for your next trip
Safety as one of the top priorities
Just like across all other cities where Uber is available, riders in Craiova benefit from a series of safety features available in the Uber app, including access to driver information such as photo, car model & number and rating. Moreover, passengers are able to track their trip in the app, both before the driver’s arrival to the pick-up location and during the ride, and can share the trip with a trusted contact.
Last year, Uber also rolled out a series of hygienic safety features and policies to help communities move easily throughout the pandemic. Both drivers and riders are now required to wear masks during trips and have to confirm they have understood and are complying to the health & safety measures recommended by world health organizations.
In Romania, as well as in other countries, Uber is using a technology that verifies if drivers are wearing a mask by checking the selfies they take before going online. Drivers have also been provided with disinfectants and the company has equipped most of the vehicles with protective shields for free. All users are reminded in the app that they should wash their hands, sanitize the vehicles and keep windows open in order to facilitate ventilation during their rides.