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Riding with Uber

Upfront pricing

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Know before you go

You know how much your airline ticket costs before you take off, so why should your ride be any different? Upfront pricing gives you the information you need to choose the ride that best meets your needs and budget.

There’s no complicated math and no surprises—so you can sit back and enjoy the ride.

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 Uber’s pricing? Visit the Uber Marketplace to get a closer look.

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Why upfront pricing is helpful

Get a real-time price

The same way you know the price when booking a flight or hotel, know how much your ride will cost before you hit the road.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Can the upfront price change?

    Rarely under the following conditions:

    1. The destination changes mid-trip.
    2. Extra stops are added.
    3. There are unanticipated delays and route changes above a certain threshold of time and distance (varies by city).
  • How do you determine the upfront price?

    Many data points go into calculating an upfront price. It’s based on the estimated trip time and distance from origin to destination, as well as demand patterns for that route at that time. It also includes any applicable tolls, taxes, surcharges, and fees. Learn more about pricing on Uber's Marketplace.

  • Can a delay or traffic affect my upfront fare?

    No. Upfront pricing and navigation take traffic and other patterns into account (based on millions of past completed trips).

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