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How much does a ride with the Uber app cost?

Plan your next trip with the price estimator. Know before you go, so there’s no math and no surprises.

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 fare range. Here are some fees and factors that can affect your price:

Base rate

The base rate is determined by the time and distance of a trip.

Booking fee

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

Sample price from Union Square to SFO

From Union Square to San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the ride is approximately 13 miles and about 16-22 minutes without traffic. Prices may change due to increased rider demand, discounts, or traffic conditions.

Making money by driving with the Uber app

Behind the wheel

Drive using Uber when you want and make money with requests from the largest network of active riders.

Other ways

Find out what resources and promotions are in the app that can help you make more money.

Frequently asked questions

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.

Yes, you can request a ride to and from most major airports around the world. Go to our airports page to see the locations where Uber is available.

In most cities, Uber is designed to be a cashless experience. If you prefer, you can give your driver a tip in cash. In cities where cash payments are available, this option must be selected before you request your ride.

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.