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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.*

How are prices determined?

With upfront pricing, you are provided an estimate of the fare before requesting. This fare includes (but is not limited to) a base rate, rates for estimated time and distance of the route, the current demand for rides in the area, and estimated tolls, surcharges and fees

Your fare may increase if you travel to a different destination or make extra stops along the route, or the trip takes much longer than expected.

If an upfront fare is not honoured, you will either be charged the minimum fare or a fare based on the measured time and distance for your trip, including any base fare, booking fee, surcharges, tolls, and other relevant factors such as a dynamic pricing charge.

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*UberPool 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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