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Wednesday, 22 July 2020

Uber launches its first intercity bus service in Egypt

Ride-hailing app Uber has debuted an intercity bus service in Egypt, the company announced (pdf) this week. The service, which is already operational, runs between Cairo and Alexandria as a first phase and will be expanded to other governorates in the coming months. The service is accessible through the regular Uber app, where riders can make reservations for any of the eight daily trips per day, with some 9 pick-up and drop off points across both cities. Uber had also piloted its bus service in Egypt back in 2018, which CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told us at the time came as Egypt was one of the fastest-growing markets for Uber and made sense for the company to cater to a wider customer base.

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