Surge Pricing Explained

HOW DOES SURGE PRICING WORK?

With surge pricing, Uber rates increase to get more cars on the road and ensure reliability during the busiest times. When enough cars are on the road, prices go back down to normal levels.

Important details:

  • You’ll always be notified in BIG, BOLD print if surge pricing is in effect
  • The surge confirmation screen requires you to type in the surge multiplier to make sure you know what to expect
  • If you don’t need a ride right now, you can request to be notified as soon as surge drops

NO SURPRISES

Use the Fare Estimate option in the Uber app to estimate your fare before you make your request. If surge pricing is in effect, your fare estimate will always take the current rates into account.

 

I CAN SPLIT FARES WITH FRIENDS?

No more footing the bill for all your friends. Using Uber’s super simple fare split feature keeps your fares fair and keeps travel costs manageable. Insist on Uber’s fare split

CAN I PAY IN CASH

Yes! Simply press the “Cash” option from the payments screen. At the end of your trip, pay your driver in cash or mobile money

 

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