Discount Code for SDCC Travelers From Uber

Whether you’re a local or traveling from far-away continents, we know that getting around San Diego Comic-Con can be stressful (and a financial drain). We’re always looking for ways to help you, our readers — which is why we’re excited to announce that we’re teaming up with the lovely folks at Uber to give you a special gift, to help take the guesswork out of getting around the convention.

To get your first Uber ride free (up to $20), register at, or download the app, and enter the promo code SDCCUBLOG.

Uber, for anyone who doesn’t know, is an app that allows you to request a ride with the tap of a button. Drivers arrive curbside in just a few short minutes, and you can even track the arrival of your ride on your phone. Payment is charged directly to your credit card on file, so you can keep your cash for those San Diego Comic-Con exclusives.

Best of all, Uber runs 24/7 — which makes getting in line for those Hall H panels at 2AM a breeze. They offer black cars, SUVs, and their low cost option, uberX, is about half the price of taking a taxi. You can even have your friends sign up as well, in order to the use the “Split Fare” tool and make riding even more affordable.


About Kerry Dixon

Kerry Dixon is Editor-in-Chief of The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog and the site’s resident panel guru.

  • Yvonne Lemon

    Anyone have any past experience using Uber at SDCC? I’m curious about surge pricing.


  • amykbstuff

    we used it last year on Sunday to get to the airport from downtown. About 4pm, surge was 2.5.

  • Corey Brannon

    I just started using it last year as it was recommended to be by the concierge (great guy by the way) at the Hotel Palomar. I used it probably 4 or 5 times going from Horton Plaza to the convention center and back to the hotel. Definitely recommend it.

    They have it here in Seattle as well but Seattle is a fairly complex city to drive through so it can be hit or miss. San Diego, especially down by the center and the gaslamp is easy to navigate so the drivers were great. Clean cars, usually listening to decent music, and not nearly as crazy as the cab drivers. Cheaper than the cabs as well, tipping is built into the app so they don’t expect it but they are very appreciative when you do. Very fast service as well.

    Good times! Enjoy your trip.

  • Yvonne Lemon


  • Yvonne Lemon

    Thank you!

  • Yvonne Lemon

    Thanks for relating your experience. I’ve only used Lyft – great experience, but fewer cars & therefore higher pricing.

    A normal trip to the Convention center for me is under $15. I’d expect to pay more during SDCC but am wary of over inflation ($100 for the same trip). I guess we’ll see!

    Safe travels!

  • beca915

    Why not just use the free SDCC shuttle buses to and from the convention? Unless you are out of the shuttle area, I understand using Uber or any other ride service. But the shuttles are free & run 24 hrs.

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  • oreodogvomit

    Because shuttle buses won’t take you anywhere else in town.

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  • Beca915

    A majority of events are within walking distance from the hotes and the con. Why not just walk, & save your money for goodies.

  • oreodogvomit

    Because when you’re trying to get from the Convention Center to an event eight or nine blocks into the Gaslamp, after a day of walking and standing in line, you’ll want to save time and energy. Also, cabs and services are also useful when you’re so overloaded with goodies that you can’t comfortably or courteously ride the shuttle or trolley. I also like going to other places around San Diego during those five days (Bali Hai, Little Italy, oh and you know, the airport).

  • Ray Gwc

    please use promo code npi0i and get your first uber ride up to $20.00 off. This is for firs ttime riders. Enjoy and welcome to the Uber family