This Uber passenger claims he was charged £102 for a journey that should have cost £15 6 years ago

This Uber passenger claims he was charged £102 for a journey that should have cost £15


That was the response of a taxi passenger who claimed he woke up to see what should have been a £15 fare actually total at an eye-watering £102.


Daniel Kaizen said he ordered a taxi to take him from central London to Wood Green, in the north of the city, in the early hours of Easter Monday. In his drunken state, he nodded off in the back (we've all been there), and awoke to find that the driver had taken a 20-mile detour around London to reach his destination.

A 5-mile journey that should have left him with change from £20 quickly turned into an epic and expensive circuit of the capital, as illustrated by a tweet of the bizarre route.


Daniel told MailOnline that he didn't immediately notice the three figure receipt for the journey.

"I went to rate the driver because he was a nice guy and I nearly spat out my tea laughing at the route," he said.

He later wrote on Facebook: "Well, I was drunk, but DAAAAAAAMN UBER £105, for a £15 journey."


Daniel was quick to mention that Uber did apologise, though, and have apparently agreed to refund him for his journey.

A spokesperson for Uber told JOE: "We are investigating exactly what happened in this instance and have given the rider a full refund. Unlike other transport options Uber offers transparent receipts with a record of every trip and a map of the route taken so if there is an issue it can be resolved.”

We've also reached out to Daniel for comment and will let you know if we receive a reply.