Rideshare start-up Uber is giving out free Uberpool rides this week until Friday May 11 for all trips requested between 4pm and 8pm. The offer covers areas from Watsons Bay to Leichhardt.

Launched in Sydney last month, Uberpool is a new function that allows users to share their ride with other passengers heading in a similar direction and save up to half the cost of their trip.

Uber users can enjoy a total of five free rides during the promotion period. To enjoy the promotion select Uberpool when requesting a ride and the deal will be applied automatically

Uberpool is only available in the Sydney suburbs highlighted in this map.

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