Are you wondering “Is there Uber in Europe?” I’m gonna help you figure it out!
Uber is the most widely used taxi app in the world and these days it’s a lot of people’s number one go-to option for getting around.
As a solo female traveller, I certainly feel safer if I can use Uber rather than just flagging down a random taxi in a city I don’t know.
When I’m helping people to plan their trips around Europe, I often get asked “Can you use Uber in Europe?” or even “Is Uber illegal in Europe?”.
A lot of people are under the impression that Uber is banned in Europe, but that isn’t true! I’ve also seen a lot of misinformation online claiming that you can use Uber all over Europe, which is also far from the truth!
The truth is that Uber is popular across Europe but unfortunately, it doesn’t operate in every European country and city. Europe is a big place after all!
I decided to write this guide to Uber in Europe so that there is finally some accurate information out there.
I’ve done a ton of research, as well as used my own personal experience of using Uber in multiple countries and cities across Europe, to create a definitive list of where Uber operates in Europe.
So let’s dive into it!
🚗 If Uber does not exist in the country you want to visit then consider renting a car instead!
Is Uber Available In Europe?
The short answer is yes, there is Uber in Europe. However, it’s not that simple!
Uber is available in many popular European travel destinations but there are also many places where it does not exist yet.
There are 19 countries in Europe where Uber does not operate and in the 30 countries in Europe where Uber does operate, it is not always available in every city.
Below I’ve listed Every country in Europe in alphabetical order. For each country, I’ve clearly stated whether you can use Uber there or not.
For countries with Uber, I have listed which cities it operates in, and for countries without Uber, I have listed different taxi apps and alternatives to Uber. If you scroll to the bottom of the list there’s a handy colour-coded map for easy reference.
I’ve also created this free, helpful cheat sheet that you can download as a PDF and use as a quick reference guide when planning your travels around Europe.
Is There Uber in Europe – By Country
Check the alphabetical list of countries in Europe to find the country you want to travel to.
Is There Uber In Albania?
No, Uber does not exist in Albania.
I spent a month backpacking around Albania and quickly realised that its transport infrastructure isn’t great.
However, there are a few good Uber alternatives that operate in the capital city of Tirana, as well as a handful of other cities.
👀 Check out this guide If you are struggling to get around Albania without a car
Alternatives to Uber in Albania
Speed taxi app – The most popular taxi app in Albania
Ups taxi app – This app is very similar to Uber and is probably the best alternative
Taxi.al app – There are set prices of 250 Lek (~€2) for up to 1.5 km and then 85 LEK (~€0.75) per km after that.
Try hitchhiking – It’s extremely common in Albania and is part of the culture!
Is There Uber In Andorra?
Yes, Uber exists in Andorra and is available in the capital city of Andorra La Vella.
Cities With Uber In Andorra
- Andorra la Vella
Is There Uber In Armenia?
No, Uber does not exist in Armenia. However, there are a few good alternatives to Uber that operate in the capital city of Yerevan.
Alternatives to Uber in Armenia
GG Taxi – An Armenian app that works similarly to Uber
Yandex Go – taxi and carsharing app with easy to use interface
Utaxi – A taxi app with fixed prices
Is There Uber In Austria?
Yes, there is Uber in Austria and it is available in multiple cities across the country.
Cities With Uber In Austria
Is There Uber In Azerbaijan?
Yes, there is Uber in Azerbaijan but you will need to download the Uber AZ app as the regular Uber app won’t work in Azerbaijan.
Cities With Uber In Azerbaijan
Is There Uber In Belarus?
Yes, there is Uber in Belarus but similar to Azerbaijan, the regular Uber app won’t work – instead, you will need to download the Uber BY app.
In 2022 Uber announced that it would be cutting ties with Belarus and Russia. At the time of writing (June 2023) the Uber BY app is still available on the app store, so I’m assuming it is still in operation in Belarus.
If anyone has any more up-to-date info about this then please contact me and I will update this article.
Cities With Uber In Belarus
Is There Uber In Belgium?
Yes, Uber is available in Belgium and operates in multiple cities across the country.
Cities With Uber In Belgium
Is There Uber In Bosnia and Herzegovina?
No, Uber does not exist in Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, the largest taxi operator in the country offers its own taxi app which is very popular. There are also a couple of Uber-like ride-sharing apps available too.
Alternatives to Uber in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Moj Taxi – The largest and most popular taxi service in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Gogo.ba – A ride-sharing app that connects drivers and passengers
Is There Uber In Bulgaria?
No, Uber is banned in Bulgaria. The official reason for the ban is safety concerns but actually, it is much more likely to be for tax reasons.
There is an alternative taxi app that you can use in Sofia. I didn’t personally use it when I was in Bulgaria. I chose to rent a car with some friends instead, this turned out to be a much cheaper option than getting taxis.
Alternatives to Uber in Bulgaria
TaxiMe – Reliable and you can pay by credit card
Is There Uber In Croatia?
Yes, Uber is available in Croatia and operates in multiple cities across the country. I used Uber to get to the airport in Zagreb and had no problems with it.
Cities With Uber In Croatia
- Croatian Coast – (Note: I had trouble getting an Uber in Rovinj)
Is There Uber In Cyprus?
Although there is some debate about whether Cyprus is in Europe or The Middle East, I decided to include it in this list anyway as it is a popular holiday destination and is easily accessible from Europe.
No, Uber does not operate in Cyprus or North Cyprus. This is mainly because the government sets taxi tariffs in Cyprus.
Alternatives to Uber in Cyprus
Bolt – Bolt is popular all over Europe and is often cheaper than Uber, I’ve used it in many different countries and always had a good experience. It’s one of the top rated taxi apps in Europe.
Cabcy – This app has live tracking just like Uber.
Is There Uber In Czechia? (Czech Republic)
Yes, Uber is available in Czechia (Czech Republic) and operates in multiple cities across the country.
Cities With Uber In Czechia
Is There Uber In Denmark?
No, Uber stopped operating in Denmark in 2017 due to new taxi laws that made it difficult for the company to continue its operations. However, there are still alternative taxi apps available in Denmark.
Copenhagen is a modern city and extremely popular with tourists so it’s quite strange that there is no Uber in Copenhagen.
Alternatives to Uber in Denmark
Taxa 4×35 – This is the biggest taxi company in Copenhagen and you can order a cab via their app
Viggo – This is a small company with only about 100 cars but I love them for the fact that the company only uses zero-emission vehicles!
Is There Uber In Estonia?
Yes, there is Uber in Estonia and it operates in the capital city of Tallinn.
Cities With Uber In Estonia
Is There Uber In Finland?
Yes, there is Uber in Finland. Uber ceased its operations in Finland for a while but it has since relaunched and seems to be doing well in the country.
Cities with Uber in Finland
Is There Uber In France?
One question I get asked a lot is “Can I use my Uber app in Paris?” and the answer is Yes!
Uber is the best taxi app in Paris. I used Uber several times during my trip to Paris and had no problems using the app or experiencing long waiting times, even in the busy areas around the Eiffel Tower.
Uber is also available in many other cities throughout France.
Cities with Uber in France
- Clermont Ferrand
Is There Uber In Georgia?
If you are planning a trip to Georgia you may be wondering “Does Uber work in Tbilisi?” Unfortunately, the answer is no.
Uber does not operate in Tbilisi or anywhere else in the country of Georgia. However, there are some good alternatives to Uber in Georgia.
Alternatives to Uber in Georgia
Bolt – European-wide ride-sharing app that is often cheaper than Uber
Yandex Taxi – Russian taxi app (available outside of Russia too) that is slightly cheaper than Bolt. I’ve heard that some people have problems connecting Apple Pay to the Yandex app though.
Is There Uber In Germany?
Yes, there is Uber in Germany.
You may have landed on this article by searching “Are there Ubers in Germany?” – It’s a very popular search term!
Uber was banned in Germany for a while in 2019 but it seems to be back now and is operating in many cities.
I haven’t personally used Uber in Germany but I have heard from a friend that there can be long wait times to get a ride, so bear that in mind.
Cities with Uber in Germany
Is There Uber In Greece?
Yes, there is Uber in Greece but only in some places and certainly not on any of the smaller islands. However, uber is available in the capital city of Athens and the popular tourist destinations of Corfu, Santorini, and Thessaloniki.
I used Uber in Corfu and had no problems.
Cities and islands with Uber in Greece
- Athens, GR
Is There Uber In Hungary?
No. Uber was banned in Hungary in 2016 so you will not find Uber in Budapest or any other Hungarian city.
Alternatives to Uber in Hungary
Bolt – The most popular ride-sharing app in Hungary. It is available in many cities.
Taxis in Hungary are required to be yellow regardless of what company they are operated by. So don’t be surprised if a yellow cab turns up when you order a ride on Bolt.
Is There Uber In Iceland?
No, Uber is not available in Iceland. Although it has been discussed for some time, there are no plans to bring Uber to Iceland at present.
Alternatives to Uber in Iceland
Getting a taxi in Iceland is not a good idea as it will be very expensive. Even a taxi from the airport to Reykjavik city centre is not advised. Public transport outside of the capital city can also be unreliable.
The best option for getting around in Iceland is to rent a car and drive yourself.
🚗 Looking for car rental in Iceland? – Check prices and availability here!
Is There Uber In Ireland?
Yes, Uber is available in Ireland. My friend used it several times when he was in Dublin and had no problems.
Cities with Uber in Ireland
Is There Uber In Italy?
Yes, there is Uber in Italy! I’ve been scammed by taxi drivers in Italy with ‘broken meters’ more times than I can count, so now I try to only ever use Uber when I’m there.
It’s still not available in some cities such as Naples or Florence but it does seem to be becoming more popular throughout the country.
Cities with Uber in Italy
- Ascoli Piceno
- La Spezia
- Pesaro Urbino
- Vibo Valentia
Is There Uber In Kosovo?
No, there is no Uber in Kosovo.
When I stayed in Kosovo’s capital Pristina, I had difficulty communicating with taxi drivers (because I didn’t have my hotel’s address written in Cyrillic!) so I tried to find an app similar to Uber where I could simply input my destination but sadly these kind of apps don’t seem to exist in Kosovo.
You also can’t hail a cab on the side of the street. You will need to book a taxi via phone or go to a designated taxi rank.
My advice is to make sure you have your destination written down in both the Latin alphabet and in the Cryllic alphabet before you book your taxi.
Alternatives to Uber in Kosovo
There are currently no taxi apps available in Kosovo. To book a cab you need to call a local taxi company directly or go to a designated taxi rank.
Is There Uber In Latvia?
No, Uber does not operate in Latvia, so you will not be able to order an Uber in Riga or anywhere else in the country.
Alternatives to Uber in Latvia
Bolt – The main app-based taxi service in Latvia with over 3,000 vehicles across the country. Bolt is extremely popular in the Baltic countries and is a cheap and reliable alternative to Uber.
Is There Uber In Liechtenstein?
No, Uber is not available in Liechtenstein.
Alternatives to Uber in Liechtenstein
Bolt is also unavailable so you will need to order a taxi directly from a local taxi company.
Is There Uber In Lithuania?
Yes, there is Uber in Lithuania. However, it can be difficult to get a ride. I have personally experienced long wait times for an Uber in Vilnius and have heard from other people that it can be almost impossible at certain times.
I think it’s better to use Bolt in Lithuania as there always seem to be more Bolt drivers available than Uber drivers.
Cities with Uber in Lithuania
Is There Uber In Luxembourg?
Yes. Uber operates in Luxembourg.
Cities with Uber in Luxembourg
Is There Uber In Malta?
Yes, Uber has been available in Malta as of June 2022. Bolt also operates in Malta.
Cities with Uber in Malta
Is There Uber In Moldova?
No, Uber is not available in Moldova.
Alternatives to Uber in Moldova
Yandex taxi app – Yandex is the most popular ride-sharing app in Moldova. It functions similarly to Uber and has both English and Russian versions available.
Letz – This is a ride-sharing app that is gaining popularity in Eastern Europe.
Is There Uber In Monaco?
No, Uber is not available in Monaco due to legal restrictions. However, you can take an Uber from Nice, France to drive into Monaco.
The laws have changed recently (April 2023) so there may be the possibility of Uber operating in Monaco in the near future.
Alternatives to Uber in Monaco
There is a Monaco taxi app but apparently, the taxis are extremely expensive and many locals simply choose to walk instead.
Is There Uber In Montenegro?
No. Uber does not operate in Montenegro.
There are a few Uber alternatives and taxi apps that operate in the capital city of Podgorica, but when I stayed in Kotor and Ulcinj I could not find any decent alternatives to Uber. Both these places are very walkable though so it wasn’t really an issue.
Alternatives to Uber in Montenegro
Nas Taxi – This app is run by a local taxi company in Podgorica. It functions similarly to the Uber app.
TeslaGo – This app works in Podgorica and allows you to book a Tesla taxi.
Try hitchhiking – I hitchhiked a lot in the Balkans and found it to be the most convenient way to get around.
Is There Uber In The Netherlands?
Yes. I used Uber to get from my hotel in Amsterdam to Schiphol airport and found that it was the most convenient option for when I had an early morning flight to catch.
Cities with Uber in The Netherlands
Is There Uber In North Macedonia?
No. Uber does not exist in North Macedonia but I found that the local taxi services in Skopje were cheap and reliable.
Shared minibuses and Hitchhiking are also good options for getting around North Macedonia.
Alternatives to Uber in North Macedonia
I recommend using local taxi services or shared minibuses.
Is There Uber In Norway?
Yes, there is Uber in Norway. It’s not available in all cities but it is operating in Norway’s major ones like Oslo, Bergen, and Trondheim.
Cities with Uber in Norway
Is There Uber In Poland?
Yes, Uber is available in Poland.
I recently had the opportunity to visit Krakow in the middle of winter and experienced a sudden snowstorm. I was able to quickly get an Uber to take me from the old town to my hotel, which totally saved me from having to walk for 30 minutes in the freezing weather!
Cities with Uber in Poland
- Gorzow Wielkopolski
- Zielona Gora
Is There Uber In Portugal?
Yes, Uber is available in Portugal and it’s a great way to get around the country.
I used Uber to get to and from the airport in Porto and it worked out great. I also used Uber to get around some of Portugal’s other cities such as Aveiro and Lisbon and had no issues.
Cities with Uber in Portugal
- Braganca PT
- Castelo Branco
- Pacos de Ferreira
- Santarem Portugal
- Santiago do Cacem
- Viana do Castelo
- Vila Real
Is There Uber In Romania?
Yes, there is Uber in Romania. I’ve used Uber in Brasov and Bucharest and had no problems with wait times or availability.
Cities with Uber in Romania
- Alba Iulia
- Baia Mare
- Targu Mures
Is There Uber In San Marino?
No. Uber does not operate in San Marino. It is also not available in the nearby Italian city of Rimini.
To get from Rimini to San Marino, I recommend taking the bus, there is a daily service that is available year-round.
Alternatives to Uber in San Marino
San Marino is so tiny that there really isn’t much point in taking a taxi anywhere unless you have mobility issues.
I recommend that you just walk, if you are able, as taxis in San Marino are expensive for short distances.
Is There Uber In Serbia?
No, Uber does not operate in Serbia due to taxi licensing laws. You will not be able to use Uber in Belgrade.
Alternatives to Uber in Serbia
Car Go – This app was popular for a while in Serbia, but I have heard that it may not be operating anymore. If anyone has up-to-date info on this then please let me know!
Is There Uber In Slovakia?
Yes, there is Uber in Slovakia but it is only available within the capital city of Bratislava.
Cities with Uber in Slovakia
Is There Uber In Slovenia?
No, Uber does not operate in Slovenia. There are a few ride-sharing apps available but none of them have the same level of service that you can expect from Uber.
Alternatives to Uber in Slovenia
Hopin Taxi – This is a ride-sharing app available in Slovenia, similar to Uber.
Is There Uber In Spain?
Yes, there is Uber in Spain. Uber is available in the major cities on mainland Spain and is also available on some of the islands.
I’ve used Uber in Barcelona and Ibiza and found it to be an affordable and convenient way to get around both.
Cities with Uber in Spain
- Aranda de Duero
- Arcos de la Frontera
- Ciudad Real
- Conil de la Frontera
- Don Benito
- Guadalajara Spain
- La Palma
- Leon Spain
- Menorca Ciutadella
- Menorca Mahon
- Merida Spain
- Miranda de Ebro
- Murcia Suburbs
- Playa d’Aro
- Puente Genil
- Puerto de Sta Maria
- Salamanca Spain
- San Sebastian
- Santiago de Compostela
- Talavera de la Reina
- Vitoria, Spain
Is There Uber In Sweden?
Yes, Uber is available in Sweden.
I recently used Uber to get around Stockholm and was pleasantly surprised at how easy and quick it was, even in the snow. It saved me from missing my boat tour when I was running late and got lost on the way to the port!
Cities with Uber in Sweden
Is There Uber In Switzerland?
Yes, there is Uber in Switzerland. You can use the Uber app in many of Switzerland’s big cities and popular tourist destinations.
Cities with Uber in Switzerland
Is There Uber In Türkiye (Turkey)?
Yes, Uber operates in Turkey/Türkiye
Cities with Uber in Türkiye
Is There Uber In Ukraine?
Yes, there is Uber in Ukraine. Before the conflict, Uber was prolific in Ukraine. The company is still operating within the country, at a loss, in order to help refugees get to the borders.
Cities with Uber in Ukraine
- Bila Tserkva
Is There Uber In The United Kingdom (UK)?
Yes, there is Uber in the UK. I’m based in the UK and I use Uber frequently.
There was some talk of a possible Uber ban in London due to protests from the black cab drivers but that seems to have settled down now and Uber is very popular in London and elsewhere in the UK.
Cities with Uber in the UK
- Birmingham, UK
- Brighton and Sussex
- Cambridge and East Anglia
- Home Counties
- Leamington Spa
- North East, UK
- South Coast, UK
- South West, UK
Is There Uber In Vatican City (Holy See)?
Yes, Uber is available in Rome, the capital of Italy, and they will take you to Vatican City which is located in the centre of Rome.
Rome is one of the most populous cities in Europe and Uber provides a convenient and affordable way to get around the city.
Uber Availability Map
Use this handy map to see at a glance which European countries Uber is in.
How To Use Uber In Europe?
Using Uber in Europe is easy and convenient. To get started, download the Uber app on your smartphone and create an account.
If you already have an Uber account installed then it will automatically work in Europe, you don’t need to download an Uber Europe app.
You’ll then be able to enter your destination and select the type of ride you’d like (UberX, UberXL, etc).
You’ll also be able to enter your payment information and see how much your ride will cost.
Once you’ve entered all of the necessary information, you’ll be able to request a ride. When your driver arrives, you’ll be able to hop in and start your journey!
FAQs: Is There Uber In Europe
Do you use Uber in Europe?
Yes, Uber is available in many cities throughout Europe. It’s a convenient and affordable way to get around major cities. There are some countries in Europe where Uber does not operate so check the list above to make sure.
Is Uber banned in Europe?
No, Uber is not banned in Europe. The company operates in many countries throughout the continent and provides a convenient way to get around major cities.
Is Uber successful in Europe?
Yes, Uber has been successful in Europe. The company has seen steady growth since entering the market and is now a major player in many countries throughout the continent. Uber has also made it easier for people to get around major cities and tourist destinations, making travel easier and more affordable.
Can I use my US Uber account in Europe?
Yes, you can use your United States Uber account in Europe. All you need to do is log into the app and input your destination. The app will then show you the available options and cost for that ride. You can also input your payment information and request a ride when you’re ready.
What app do I use in Europe to get a taxi?
In Europe, the most popular taxi app is Uber. It’s available in many countries throughout the continent and provides a convenient way to get around major cities. Bolt is another popular taxi app that is available throughout Europe.
Why Uber is not allowed in some countries?
Uber is not allowed in some countries due to local regulations and competition from existing taxi providers. Uber has tried to expand into many countries throughout the world, but some governments have been resistant to allowing them to operate. This has caused Uber to pull back in certain markets.
Final Thoughts: Is There Uber In Europe?
🚗 If Uber does not exist in the country you want to visit then consider renting a car instead!
Overall, Uber is a great way to get around Europe. With its convenience and affordability, it’s no wonder why so many people use the app for their daily commutes or trips abroad.
I’ve personally used Uber in cities like London, Barcelona, Paris, Stockholm, Rome, and more – each time with positive experiences.
If you’re planning on travelling around Europe soon but are unsure of which European cities have Uber available then don’t worry! I have created an easy-to-use checklist that will help you find out if your destination has Uber before you go.
So download the free Uber in Europe checklist today and make sure your next trip goes smoothly!
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