uberX now up to 50% cheaper than a taxi
Sydney desperately needs a transport “Plan B”, and uberX is here to provide you with a safe, reliable and affordable option. When Sydney’s taxis are scarce, or the trains aren’t running, our ride-sharing technology can help you get a ride home with a nearby driver who has passed both driving history and criminal record checks.
Taxi plate owners benefit when your transport options are kept to a minimum – whereas cities that embrace ride-sharing become easier to use and potential drunk drivers begin to choose other options, like rides with Uber, when they are convenient, affordable, and readily available.
And here’s the best bit: with today’s 20% price cut, most UberX rides will be 30-50% cheaper than a taxi!
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HOW MUCH COULD YOU SAVE?
You can always request a fare-estimate inside the Uber app.
TAXI SERVICE FEE UPDATE
Beginning Monday 2nd June, uberTAXI rides will incur a 5% Uber Service Fee. You will still be saving money while making your taxi experience more awesome: track your taxi turn-by-turn as it approaches, Share Your ETA if you are running late, and simply hop out of the taxi without exchanging cash or cards.
uberTAXI: $2.00 booking fee + 5% of metered fare
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* Trip costs are estimated. Taxi fares includes $2.40 Network Booking Fee and 11% CabCharge service fee, and assume 91% of the distance is travelled above 26km/hr, and 57% of trip is billed as waiting time. uberX costs are calculated on the total time and distance, regardless of speed. During times of intense demand fares and booking fees may increase to get more drivers onto the system accepting your requests, but you will always be notified in advance.
We have developed a new pilot program – Xchange Leasing – which is a leasing option administered by an Uber subsidiary and designed to fit with the flexibility that drivers value most. The Xchange lease is one of a kind, and offers value that traditional auto leases do not provide. Unlike most multi-year leases that have high fees for early termination, drivers who participate in Xchange for at least 30 days will be able to return the car with only two weeks notice, and limited additional costs. The program allows for unlimited mileage and the option to lease a used car, with routine maintenance also included.
A new report conducted in partnership with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) reveals that when empowered with more transportation options like Uber, people are making better choices that save lives.
New technologies are creating opportunities no one could have imagined. To understand Uber’s place in that trend, we commissioned a survey of our driver-partners and put together a comprehensive analysis.