Uber begins operating on the Costa del Sol with plans to expand

PRIVATE taxi hire company Uber has announced it is now operational on the Costa del Sol with a fleet of 200 cars.

The service launched at 8am today (Tuesday) and will cover the more than 60km area between Malaga and Marbella.

This will cover towns such as Torremolinos, Benalmadena, Fuengirola and the Mijas area.

Speaking to news outlets, an Uber spokesperson said “the fleet is now available for use, but we are going to increase the number as the demand here is very high.”

Launched as uberX, the Costa del Sol specific service is one of only two regions that cover more than 60km – the other being tourist hotspot Algarve, in Portugal –.

A second app, called uberSOL, has also been launched linking for the first time high-speed train routes with the taxi service.

From today until the 31 August, the app will offer a 20% discount on Ubers to Malaga Maria Zambrano and Atocha Madrid to encourage users to use the AVE between the two cities.

Jay Emeny

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Comments (3)

  1. James

Used UBER regularly over the last week in Malaga area. All drivers were excellent good cars and a fantastic service. Well done to all of them I have met this week.

 
  1. Anna Fenton

Our taxi drivers find it hard enough to get work....look at the airport there are so many waiting for fares....I am sure they don't need another company working too.

 
  1. John Lightfoot

I personally do not like Uber. When companies try to take over the world rather than be happy in just one place it smacks of greed.

 
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