CarTrawler expands Uber partnership to power Uber Rent in the UK

Aug 25, 2022

UK app users will be able to easily rent a car locally and in five international locations

CarTrawler and Uber have expanded their partnership with the launch of Uber Rent in the UK, following a successful trial in 2020. Uber Rent allows all UK Uber app users to select and hire cars, powered by CarTrawler’s technology. UK users will be able to rent locally in the UK as well as internationally in Spain, Portugal, Italy, US and Switzerland. Users select and book their rental car on the app and pick up at one of the hundreds of participating locations on their chosen date. Bookings can be made up to the time of pick up, but it’s recommended to make bookings at least 24 hours in advance to ensure rental users get the car they want at the best price.

‘CarTrawler are excited to expand our partnership with Uber to power car rental for Uber Rent in the UK,’ says Peter O’Donovan, CarTrawler COO. ‘We enable our partners to become travel one stop shops through innovative technology, the widest customer choice, and compelling loyalty solutions. This closely aligns with Uber and their goals to become the ultimate travel app through offering the broadest range of travel options coupled with a best-in-class customer experience.’

Whether users are looking to visit family and friends or enjoy a weekend getaway, there are a range of cars to suit all needs and price points. Andrew Brem, General Manager at Uber said, ‘The UK boasts one of the largest rental markets globally, at Uber we’re growing our business to become the ultimate travel app and in the UK that means providing a best-in-class rental experience for our users.’

The partnership will create a frictionless door-to-door travel experience for Uber app users, thanks to CarTrawler’s technology, allowing users to access hundreds of car rental brands at competitive prices, in one location.

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  • Daily Mirror: You can now book hundreds of last-minute rental cars through Uber