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Uber's upfront pricing, explained

Before you request a ride, the app shows an estimated upfront price to your destination every time—so you can sit back and enjoy the trip.*

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How are prices determined?

Many data points go into calculating an upfront price. In the United States, upfront prices are based on the estimated length and duration of the trip. Estimates can vary based on demand patterns and real-world factors like traffic.

Want to know more about the elements that contribute to the pricing of rides? Visit Uber Marketplace to get a closer look.

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*Uber Pool riders in California pay the price shown before the trip. On other ride options in California, riders will see an estimate that includes all applicable charges, but the final price is based on the driver’s actual time and distance of the trip using the base rate and per-minute and/or per-mile rates plus applicable taxes, fees, tolls, surcharges, and supply and demand.

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