How prices are estimated
In most cities, your cost is calculated up front, before you confirm your ride. In others, you will see an estimated price range (see applicable price terms in your city). Here are some fees and factors that can affect your price:
The base rate is determined by the time and distance of a trip.
In your city, a flat fee might be added to each trip. It helps support operational, regulatory, and safety costs.
Busy times and areas
When there are more riders than available drivers, prices may temporarily increase until the marketplace is rebalanced.
Ways to ride in the area
Frequently asked questions
- When do I get charged for a ride?
After you arrive at your destination and exit the vehicle, your final cost will be automatically calculated and charged to the payment method you’ve set.
- Can I get a ride with Uber from an airport?
- Can I pay for an Uber trip with cash?
In most cities, Uber is designed to be a cashless experience. In cities where cash payments are available, this option must be selected before you request your ride.
- How do I get a price estimate in the app?
Open the app and input your destination in the “Where to?” box. The price estimate for each ride option will appear; scroll to see what’s available in your area.