Egypt first globally to have Uber intercity bus
Egyptians can now book their next trip between Cairo and Alexandria via Uber app. The company announced the launch of its intercity transport service with a route between Cairo and Alexandria as a first step before expanding to more governorates.
Egypt was chosen as the first market globally to launch this service as a testing environment. Uber had previously used Egypt as a testing environment for intracity transport within Cairo which was then applied in Ukraine and Mexico.
Customers will be able to book the time they prefer between 8 rides daily with 9 pick-up/drop-off points in Cairo and Alexandria. The service will run 7 days a week.
Ahmed Khalil, Uber Egypt’s GM stressed that Uber will adhere to the safety measures related to COVID-19 where the buses will allow a limited number of passengers and they s will have to wear face masks during the ride. There will also be adequate distancing between seating.