How To Get An Estimate On Uber
Community Question: How To Get An Estimate On Uber? Today we will show you how!
Answer: There’s nothing more worse than getting shocked priced by Uber. You know that unexpected fare bill that you could get after ending what you thought would be a dirt cheap ride. Yeah, that kind.
That’s why it’s imperative for anyone who has plans on using Uber (even if you are a seasoned rider) know how to get an estimate on Uber rides before requesting a driver. Trust us, you will appreciate it at the end. How much is an Uber ride should always be known before booking a trip. Even if it’s only for a short distance.
We think it’s important that you know your price range and it’s not a bad idea to let the driver know you know. This will likely keep the driver from taking a crazy route to just jump the bill higher. Not that all drivers does that. But come on, we all know that it can and does happens.
Our theory is that, if the driver knows you know what your ride should cost, they will already know that if the fare is NOT what you were expecting – that you are likely going to write in to Uber and complain and give them a bad rating. And that’s something they do not want! As a lot of bad ratings could lead to them being deactivated from Uber’s platform!
1. Uber fare calculation via the app – Yep, that’s right. Basically you just need to set your pickup address and then destination – hit “Fare Estimate” and wholah, you should see an estimated total range for your trip based on the vehicle type you have selected.
2. Via Uber website – You can always go online to uber.com/cities, type your city in the search box or browse through the city list, then on your cities page, you should see the fare estimate box to calculate Uber fare.
The great thing we like about doing it this way is that, you can see the estimated quote for all the vehicle types in your city that are available vs just one vehicle type at a time like the app.
The reason we love to get an estimate prior to booking a trip via the app is because it will give you a little leverage in the event the trip comes out much higher than expected.
You can easily argue the fact that your quote was a much cheaper amount. Don’t try to give false information about the quote that you received when disputing a fare because more than likely Uber can see exactly what the app displayed.