Uber becomes available in Pitesti, the 9th Uber city in Romania

Mihai-Alexandru Cristea 06/04/2021 | 14:25

Starting this afternoon, Uber will be available in Pitești, the first city in the Argeș county where the service is extending, therefore becoming the 9th Uber city in Romania. 


Starting today and up to April 18th, new users in Pitești can use the discount code HELLOPITESTI for 50% off on their first two UberX rides, for up to 7 lei discount per trip*.

Uber launched in Romania in 2015, in Bucharest, and then went through a rapid expansion to Cluj, Timișoara, Brașov and Iași, adding Constanța past summer, Craiova last month and Galați just last week. As in all the other Romanian cities, Uber drivers in Pitești are fully licensed to safely drive passengers to their destinations. In Pitești, 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 have been looking forward to coming to Pitești for quite some time and we are very excited to announce that it’s finally becoming a reality! We have seen that people are interested in alternative transportation here and that has encouraged us to bring the Uber services to Pitești. Besides offering safe and convenient rides, we also aim to become a reliable partner for the local authorities, in order to provide the people here with a transportation alternative they can rely on.” – 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 of the Uber app
  • Select Wallet
  • Select Add promocode
  • Add HELLOPITESTI and you will be able to use it for your next two trips


Safety as one of the top priorities

Just like across all other cities where Uber is available, riders in Pitești 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.

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 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.


*The promo code is available for a maximum amount of 7 LEI, applicable for two trips. The code can be used only once and is valid from April 6th to April 18th 2021.

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