Can You Use a Visa Gift Card for Uber? Answered

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Short Answer

Uber accepts Visa gift cards as a form of payment as long as the card is reloadable. Set-amount gift cards may or may not be accepted by Uber’s payment processing system.

Can You Use a Visa Gift Card for Uber?

You can typically use Visa gift cards anywhere that accepts major debit and credit cards — and that includes Uber, the ride-sharing service.

Most debit cards and prepaid gift cards can be used to pay for your next Uber ride, although the company states on its website that some prepaid cards are not compatible with Uber’s billing system.

We reached out to Uber’s corporate customer service department for clarification and learned that reloadable Visa gift cards are compatible with its system. However, gift cards for set amounts that are not reloadable may or may not be accepted.

You can try to add a set-amount Visa gift card as a payment method on the Uber app, but be prepared to provide an alternate form of payment in case it doesn’t go through, according to our correspondence with the company. (For information on where to buy Visa gift cards, see our articles on Visa gift card availability at JCPenney and Lowe’s.)

Uber accepts payment only through the Uber app. You cannot pay with Apple Pay or cash, though you can tip your driver in cash if you want to. Uber accepts major debit and credit cards, Uber gift cards, reloadable gift cards, and Google Pay.

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