The ideal end to a flight looks something like this: Land. Grab bag. Get home quick.
Considering there are designated Uber pick up spots at 15 major Australian airports, you can luckily do just that.
There's an additional benefit to requesting an Uber using the Qantas app at one of these eligible airports, too; you can earn Qantas Frequent Flyer points as you cruise on home. First time users will also be rewarded too - members that link their Uber and Frequent Flyer accounts through the Qantas app will earn an additional 2,000 Qantas Points on their first Uber ride anywhere in the country.
Here's our comprehensive guide to grabbing an Uber at all of Australia’s eligible airports:
Sydney Airport pickup locations vary on your terminal of arrival and the type of rideshare you’re after. At the International or Domestic Terminal, head to Limo Pickup for Uber Premium. For all other ride options, follow the bright green signs to Priority Pickup. Sydney Airport charges a $4.20 fee for all pickups and this fee will be automatically added to your fare.
For arrivals into Terminals 1, 2, and 3, the Pickup Zone is located between the bus lane and short-term car park. For arrivals into Terminal 4, the Pickup Zone is located on Level 2 of the T4 car park. Melbourne Airport charges a $4.48 fee for all pickups and this will be automatically added to your fare.
If you've touched down in the Domestic terminal, you’ll need to head toward the Pre-Booked Express and Ride Booking pickup area. For bookings made from the International terminal, walk toward the buses and coaches passenger pickup zone. Brisbane Airport charges a $3.90 fee for all pickups and this fee will be automatically added to your fare.
For Terminals 1-4, follow the signs to the designated Ride Share pickup bays. Perth Airport charges a $3 fee for all pickups and this fee will be automatically added to your fare.
Exit the terminal and follow the signs to the Ride Share pickup area, which is located across the forecourt and to the left of the multi-level car park. Adelaide Airport charges a $3 fee for all pickups and this fee will be automatically added to your fare.
Meet your driver in the pickup area outside the terminal. Gold Coast Airport charges a $3 fee for all pickups and this fee will be automatically added to your fare.
Follow the signs to the “Ride-Booking” zone. Travellers coming from domestic arrivals should turn right after leaving the terminal, whereas those coming from international arrivals should turn left after leaving the terminal. Cairns Airport charges a $2.42 fee for all pickups and drop-offs and this fee will be automatically added to your fare.
Travellers should meet their driver at the “Uber Collection Point”. Townsville Airport charges a $3 fee for all pickups and this will be automatically added to your fare.
At Canberra Airport, your driver will pick you up from the Express pickup carpark. In the meantime, you can wait for their arrival at the Express pickup lounge. Canberra Airport charges a $3 fee for all pickups and this will be automatically added to your fare.
At the domestic and international terminal, simply head outside to meet your driver in the commercial pickup zones.
Head to the Uber pickup bay outside.
Cross the pedestrian crossing outside the Arrivals terminal and turn right to the far side of the car park area.
Public pickup: Ballina, Maroochydore and Brisbane West Wellcamp (Toowoomba) airports
Make your way to public pick up zones at these three airports, with no additional fees involved.
SEE ALSO: How Early Should You Get to the Airport?
This article was originally published in 2017 and has been updated.