April 29, 2016 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm #1124711
Good afternoon, I have a question for anyone familiar with Columbus. Although I lived there in 2005, it has been years since I have been there, and here is my question. I am coming into town on Monday for a show at the Newport. I was planning on taking an Uber from my hotel to the show, but I was concerned about the availability of cars when I am trying to get back to the hotel after the show. Because it is a Monday night, are there as many drivers around the area as there are on a weekend? I worry because around where I live, it is often hard to find a driver in your area, and I don’t want to be stranded after the show with no car. Can anyone shed any light on this? Thank you in advance!April 29, 2016 1:32 pm at 1:32 pm #1124726
Hi there! I can’t say I’ve take a car on a Monday night, but I definitely have other weeknights, and even early mornings, and have never had an issue getting an UBER. I think evenings generally are ok, you might wait up to 10 minutes, but I’ve never waited any longer than that! Have fun at your concert!April 29, 2016 3:02 pm at 3:02 pm #1124776
You will not have an issue. Columbus is saturated with Uber drivers.April 29, 2016 3:32 pm at 3:32 pm #1124786
Like they said above… No issue. We also have LYFT again.April 29, 2016 4:07 pm at 4:07 pm #1124794
Yep, there are tons of ubers in the city at all hours. You won’t have a problem.April 29, 2016 5:01 pm at 5:01 pm #1124799
That’s what I was hoping to hear. Thank you all for your responses! I always loved Columbus; I’m excited to hang out there again:)April 29, 2016 5:02 pm at 5:02 pm #1124800
Thank you so much! Good to hear :)May 1, 2016 11:48 am at 11:48 am #1124932
If for some reason you can’t find an Uber, try Lyft…the have a promotion for $5 off your first 10 rides within 14 days.May 1, 2016 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm #1124934
If for some reason you can’t find an Uber, try Lyft…the have a promotion for $5 off your first 10 rides within 14 days.
Yup. I used Lyft for the first time a few weeks ago because of that promo. Was interesting to hear that many Uber drivers are also Lyft drivers. Best thing to do is use both apps. I start with Uber and if there aren’t any cars or if surge pricing is too high, I check out availability on Lyft.
To the original poster… you should have no problem finding an Uber by the Newport on a weeknight. You’re by campus so there will be plenty of Ubers. Only issue is when all the crowd leaves at once so you might want to find a spot away from the crowd so the driver can find you and someone doesn’t accidentally take your car. And beware of surge pricing which can sometimes get high after a show.May 2, 2016 8:26 am at 8:26 am #1124948
Thank you all so much for taking the time to reply. Much appreciated! And I feel much better knowing I won’t have a problem. Looking forward to being back in the wonderful city of Columbus :)
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