Using Uber? Facts to Know About Fares

Using Uber? Facts to Know About Fares

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Whether Cincinnatians are out on the town or heading to work, Uber is quickly becoming a popular choice of transportation in the city. Here is how Uber determines fares:

Uber charges are based on a combination of time and distance. If the car is traveling under 11 mph, you will be charged by the minute. If the car is traveling over 11 mph, you'll be charged by the mile.

The UberX, the low-cost uber with ridesharing, has a base fare of $1 plus $0.15 per minute and $0.80 per mile in Cincinnati. The minimum fare is $4, but beware of the $5 cancellation fee before calling for your ride.

Base rates go up for UberXL (larger vehicles) or UberSelect (luxury vehicles) and UberBLACK(the high-end vehicles).

Uber raises rates during peak riding times. The higher the demand, the higher the charge. It's called 'Surge Pricing' and the app will notify users when Ubers are in a surge.

Additionally, you might be charged a toll and airport surcharges depending on your transportation route. For incidents like vomiting or pet accidents, a clean-up fee between $50 and $200 can be charged, according to the Uber website.

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