The New Tampa Bay uberX: Better, Faster, and 60% Cheaper than a Taxi


When Uber first launched in Tampa Bay in April of 2014, we wanted to transform the way people move around. To many locals, the whole idea of a reliable, affordable and safe way to get around the area seemed too good to be true.

But flash forward to over a year later, and Uber is a viable transportation option for everyone and anyone looking for something better, faster, and cheaper than what was previously available.

Last month we asked ourselves what would happen if uberX were actually half the price of a taxi? And then we asked, what would it look like if we took it even further than that? So in April, we reduced our prices to make uberX 60% cheaper than a taxi.

What will you do with all the money you save taking uberX?

  • A trip from Downtown Tampa to Downtown St. Pete is now only $26. That’s almost $40 cheaper than the same trip you would take in a taxi!
  • Leaving town? An uberX from Downtown Tampa to the airport is less than $10.
  • USF students: going out tonight? Be responsible and have an Uber driver-partner be your designated driver. What would cost $30 in a cab is only $12 in an uberX.


Save $40 when crossing the bridge


When Uber’s combination of reliability and convenience comes at prices this low, you can take it anywhere.

We’ve come a long way and we couldn’t have done it without you. Questions or concerns? Visit us or reach out at or on Twitter at @uber_florida.

For more info on pricing and to request a fare quote, visit our city page here.

Uber on!

Team Uber Florida


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