Same Uber, Less Cash: Uber Joburg Lowers Prices

With Nkandla causing a stir and eTolls dampening the holiday cheer, Uber has decided to spread some love around Joburg. We are thrilled to announce new rates effective today at 12pm…


Yes, you read that correctly, we are making the premium service that Joburgers have grown to love and trust more accessible and cost effective. Despite a drop in rates, the same level of service, quality and awesomeness is here to stay! At these prices, you can seriously #UberEverywhere ALL THE TIME. Click here to share the great news with friends!


With new rates, the average Uber trip is now 30% cheaper than before and we have dropped our base fare  by 75%!


Local trip (< 2km) R50 R85
Rosebank to JHB CBD R125 R160
Sandton to ORT  R400 R550 (fixed)  


From now on, we’ll be keeping things simple and affordable using the distance PLUS time pricing model:

Uber Fare: R15 + R1.10*(duration of trip) + R11*(distance travelled)

The minimum fare is now R50; and there is no more fixed pricing to the airport!

The best part is, this isn’t just a holiday promotion, these rates are here to stay. Don’t believe us? Check out the fare quote online.

So enjoy Joburg, go on and request your own private driver for your next meeting #winning. This is only the beginning, stay up to date with more from the team @Uber_Joburg on Twitter.

Ride on,
Clem, Glenn and Alon

P.S. Now that Uber is more affordable than ever, there’s never been a better time to sign up! Sign up with promo code UBERJHBLOVE for R150 off your first ride.

*The above fares are estimates. Actual fare will vary by total travel time and the actual route taken.  Uber is not a transportation provider. No need to tip. Applicable tolls and surcharges may be added to your fare. At times of intense demand, our rates change over time to keep vehicles available.

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