Uber passenger left furious and out of pocket after five mile trip ends up costing over £100

A simple five mile journey for one Uber passenger in Cambridge soon turned into a fifteen mile round trip which cost over £100 after the driver took a massive detour.

Taking to social media to vent his anger, the passenger said: "I've been absolutely ripped off by Uber.

"The driver took the longest route for no reason and charged me double what a taxi would've cost."

The journey from Station Road Cambridge to Bakers Close is approximately 5.6 miles and would normally take around an estimated 13 minutes to drive.

(Image credit: Google Maps)

On this occasion the Uber driver took a route which was almost 15 miles and took over half an hour to complete.

Other Twitter users jumped on to have their say with one replying: "£200 per hour. Not a bad hourly rate."

Another wrote: "Report it to @camcitco I'm sure they're supposed to take you the shortest route unless agreed by customer. This would be classed as a bogus ride I'd say, or dispute it with your bank as you didn't give permission for that amount to be charged."


"Absolutely shocking that", was a simple sharp reply by another Twitter user, with a final message from @jamesjimmyb of "welcome to the future".


Title image credit: Twitter - @Scruttdog1

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