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Uber Bus Shuttle Service in Kolkata Launch Date, Routes, Timings & Details

Here’s all you need to know about the Uber Shuttle in Kolkata launch date, tickets, routes, timings and more.

by Vrushali.S Updated: 24 Nov, 2023, 20:17 IST
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Uber Bus Shuttle service in Kolkata is all set to launch soon. The new Uber shuttle service in the city of castles, Kolkata will help office-goers and other people commute easily at affordable prices. These AC-bus rides will be available to hail from 06:00 AM in the morning to 10:00 PM in the night. A memorandum of understanding, or MOU was signed during the Bengal Global Business Summit 2023.

With the Uber shuttle service in Kolkata, people can easily pre-book their seats on the Uber app, save time by knowing the exact time of their bus arrival, and even reduce carbon emissions.

Here’s all you need to know about the Uber Shuttle in Kolkata launch date, tickets, routes, timings, and more.

Uber Shuttle in Kolkata


Uber Shuttle in Kolkata

Uber Shuttle in Kolkata is a new initiative brought by Uber in partnership with the IAS, Secretary, Transport Department., Government of West Bengal.

On the Bengal Global Business Summit 2023 held on November 21st to 22nd, the Director - Operations head of Uber India & South Asia, Mr. Shiva Shailendran announced the launch of Uber Shuttle service in Kolkata to improve public transport services and expand available transport options to make commuting hassle-free.

Uber Bus Shuttle Service in Kolkata Launch Date, Routes & Details


Uber Bus Shuttle Service in Kolkata Launch Date

Uber Bus service in Kolkata is expected to launch by March 2024 next year. Earlier this year in May, the government of Bengal also introduced 100 more AC buses on the streets of Kolkata to ease travel for commuters With more than lakhs of daily passengers commuting in buses, the new Uber Bus Shuttle service in Kolkata will help relieve some strain on the city’s transport infrastructure.

Uber Bus Shuttle on Kolkata Route

The bus shuttle service will have a capacity of 60 AC buses and the shuttle service will be available to passengers on “predefined routes connecting business districts with residential areas”

The exact routes of these buses haven’t been disclosed yet. But we can expect the Uber AC buses to run on busy routes like Howrah Junction, Ultadanga, Dharmatala, B.B.D Bagh & others.


Note that the Uber AC Buses will work similarly to other public transport buses as in having public pick-up and drop points. The Uber Shuttle buses will drop you to your nearest drop-off stop.


Uber Shuttle Service in Kolkata Timings

The Uber shuttle services in Kolkata will be available from 06:00 AM in the morning to 10:00 PM in the night. During this time period, passengers can easily pre-book their bus seats, track their bus location in real time, and know the exact timing of their bus.


Uber Bus Service in Kolkata Pre-book & Ticket Prices

The Uber shuttle ticket prices vary from different cities to different routes. The company claims the Uber Shuttle Bus service to be an affordable option. To give you a fair idea of an Uber Bus Shuttle Service cost, here’s a price comparison:

The Uber Shuttle Bus ticket price for a journey from BKC Kurla to Thane East which is roughly 20.09 KM costs about Rs.145 and the same costs Rs.331 and above if we consider other transport options such as Uber Cabs. 

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So, is the Uber Shuttle Bus service affordable? Depending on where you are traveling, the service can definitely be a good alternative.

The Uber Shuttle Bus provides commuters with a seamless travel experience with cashless payments, a 24x7 Safety Line, and no standing passengers. Also, each bus will have a capacity of 19 to 50 passengers.



How to Pre-Book Tickets for Uber Shuttle

To pre-book your tickets for Uber Shuttle, follow the steps given below.

  • Download or open the Uber app

  • In the search bar, enter your pick-up & destination & select Shuttle service

  • OR

  • At the bottom, click on “Shuttle” & enter your pick-up & destination

  • Review your fare and select your preferred pick-up timing

  • Avail of extra Uber Coupon Code and offers to get some extra discounts

  • Wait a few minutes to see your trip details.

  • Driver information and pickup spots will be made available

  • Walk to the pickup spot you see on the map and make sure you arrive before your bus gets to the pickup spot.

  • The bus will only wait 2 minutes at the pickup spot

  • After dropping off, you will see walking directions to your final destination in the app


Get your first ride on Uber Shuttle for free

If this is your first time traveling through Uber Shuttle, you can get your first ride absolutely free. Simply click on the button and avail the service.

Uber also added that the company would invest $10 Mn (around INR 83 Cr) in West Bengal by 2025 and create around 50,000 livelihood opportunities over the next five years.

So, this was all about sharing the details of all that we know so far about the Uber Bus Shuttle service in Kolkata launch, routes, ticket prices, and other details.

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