Uber journey costs over three times the estimated price after driver heads in the wrong direction 


An Uber user has been left with a bill over three times the estimated cost, after her driver headed in completely the wrong direction.

Beth ordered a vehicle in the early hours of Sunday morning expecting the fare to cost between £27-£39.

But when she woke up to a bill of over £100, alarm bells started ringing.

Checking the route taken by her Uber, it soon became clear that the fare was so high because the driver went in the wrong direction and had to loop back on himself to re-join the correct route.

Beth was charged a total of £102.38 for the trip and hit social media to spread the word, writing: 'Took an Uber last night that was meant to be £27-£39, driver took me the complete wrong way and charged me over £100, this is the worlds worst hangover.'

But if you thought this was bad, take a look at Ashleigh Cooper's immense detour.

Travelling from central London to Kent’s Medway area, Ashleigh was charged an eye watering £529.77. She was charged the astonishing fee after the driver of the private hire vehicle headed west towards Heathrow Airport, and then circumnavigated the south side of the capital’s M25 eastbound towards Kent.

What was expected to be a 40-mile journey turned into a £529.77, 89-mile ride home.

Replying to Beth's recent experience, Twitter users have had their say.

One wrote: 'It seems Uber are turning a blind eye to this behaviour. No other company would allow a driver such fraud. Responsibility firmly lays @TFL's door.'

Another said: 'This happened to me and they told me it was my fault and I should've directed the driver (which I did and he ignored) didn't get any money back either.'


Image credit: Twitter - @bmullallyx

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