Uber sees resurgence of leisure travelers as Intercity trips rise during weekends.
Uber today released its annual travel index ‘Riding with Intercity’, encapsulating travel trends when it came to long-distance trips. The year gone by saw the highest number of Intercity trips being booked on Saturday, followed by Sunday, signaling a clear resurgence of the ‘#wanderlust’ chasers.
Uber Intercity enables riders to book seamless, on-demand intercity trips at the tap of a button, taking care of people’s travel needs for trips beyond their city. With doorstep pickups, digital payment options and in-app safety measures in place, Uber Intercity offers the same efficient, convenient and safe Uber experience, except for a new use case – travel beyond the city.
Having the option to reserve Intercity trips up to 30 days in advance gives riders the chance to use Uber for planned travel, too, beyond the on-demand rides that riders have traditionally used Uber for.
Uber Intercity is now available across over 2,000 routes in India, including popular leisure and business destinations around cities.
The index highlighted key travel trends, including top tourist destinations, popular off-beat routes, and most sought-after days of the week for ‘heading out’. Mumbaikars, for instance, flocked to retreats and wellness centers in Pune, Lonavala, and Alibaug. Bangaloreans chose to explore the Bannerghatta Biological Park and Nandi Hills.
Here’s some of the key highlights from the ‘Riding with Intercity’ index:
Top 5 Intercity Weekend Travel Months
(Top 5 months in 2022 with the highest number of Intercity trips booked during weekends, in no set order)
Top 3 Days of the Week
(Top 3 days of the week with the highest number of Uber Intercity rides in 2022, in decreasing order)