Hello there! Here’s a guide to Uber pricing here in Metro Manila.
First of, there are two (2) types of cars you can request thru Uber: uberX and Black Car.
Car types: sedan and AUV (e.g. Vios, Innova, Adventure, etc.)
Minimum Fare: Php 60
Base Fare: Php 40
Per Minute Rate: Php 2/min
Per Kilometer Rate: Php 5.7/km
Car types: SUVs (e.g. Fortuner, Montero, Grandia, Everest, etc)
Minimum Fare: Php 120
Base Fare: Php 90
Per Minute Rate: Php 2.10/min
Per Kilometer Rate: Php 12.92/km
It’s important to note how Uber calculates for your fare:
Fare = [Base Fare + (Time x Per Min Rate) + (Distance x Per Distance Rate)] x Surge
Another important thing to remember is that Uber has surge pricing. This means that normal fare surges by the multiplier based on the demand for Uber service. Right now, surge pricing ranges from 1.3x up to 4.0x the normal fare. This surging is determined by the algorithm of Uber (we think). For example, if the surge pricing is 2.0x the normal fare, your total fare is doubled as simple as that. 🙂
You always have the option to wait for the surge to pass. There’s an option before requesting for an Uber to accept the surge pricing or to notify you when the fare is back to normal.
How do you know if there’s surge pricing? Look for the lightning icon. Refer to the pictures below.
Sample Fare Calculation
Here’s a sample fare calculation with surge pricing of 1.3x. All of these are available in your trip history in your Rider Dashboard. Uber also emails you the trip invoice showing the fare calculation.