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Can Someone Please explain?

DSRM

New Member
I'm from Worcester, MA and I'm confused why my minimum fares keep coming up as $3 out of $4.

The current listed minimum fare on Uber's website is $6.05 for my area (I plugged in a 3 block trip on Park Avenue and it comes up as $6-8). I'm using the Uber Fare Calculator (it won't let me post a link though).

$1.20 base fare
+ $0.10/minute
+ $0.90/mile
+ $2.05 booking fee.
$5.00 Cancellation Fee (which I also never seem to see).
 

UberPyro

Well-Known Member
The difference is the booking ( and other) fees that Uber takes off the top THEN taking the 25%+ cut
 

CTridz

Member
The difference is the booking ( and other) fees that Uber takes off the top THEN taking the 25%+ cut
Right. The full booking fee goes to Uber. Drivers don't see a penny of that. The fare is calculated this way: base fare + mileage charge + time charge. If the calculated fare is less than Uber's minimum fare for that region, the passenger will be charged the minimum fare (which is probably around $5). Uber will then take a 25% cut of the fare and pass the rest on to the driver. There may be other miscellaneous service charges which are visible to the passenger but not the driver.

Passengers have about 5 min from the time the request is made to cancel without penalty. I've heard that it might be 2 min in some regions. If the passenger cancels after that time period has elapsed, they are charged a cancellation fee. That is one of the few times Uber doesn't take a cut. The driver gets 100% of the cancellation fee.

BTW, I'm still a fairly new driver with Lyft and Uber. The information here is correct to the best of my knowledge.

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Example fares from Hartford, CT region.
 

David_G

New Member
Uber in worcester sucks period! I tried my best but too many $3 dollar rides. Uber's mediocre fares and its mediocre riders can suck my balls. Yes i said it u expect me to drive some1 in my brand new car for 45min for $4.75 suck my balls. You expect high standard for such lame rate pay. Drive into boston or dont uber all. Thats my policy. When they have no drivers left in worcester then they'll put the rate back up......... I'll say it again Uber suck my balls!. U dont deserve an intelligent,thoughtful and educated feedback other than suck my balls!
Yes im pissed off, the balls of some riders to come in my car leave there empty beer bottle chewing gum and drunk ass and to come aske me oh do you have an auxiliary cord? I dont think so for $4.75 and in some cases $3 . No! get out of my car.
 

EABlade

Member
LOL Yeah I Hear you David.... DSRM, I wish you the best. Best advice know your "True Cost" to move your car so you know what your making. I used metrics on all my Uber....
 

UStaxman

Active Member
$3.00 minimum rides can pay if there is sufficient volume (little down time between trips) as you will drive less miles and burn less fuel

6 minimum fare rides/ hour (assuming 5 minutes to get to and load rider and 5 minute rides)= $18/ hr

20 minute ride after 10 minutes getting to the rider will yield on average 1 ride/ hour as the drop off location might be out of a popular pick up area might only equal $15/ hr with significant more mileage and fuel
 

TiTua77

New Member
$3.00 minimum rides can pay if there is sufficient volume (little down time between trips) as you will drive less miles and burn less fuel

6 minimum fare rides/ hour (assuming 5 minutes to get to and load rider and 5 minute rides)= $18/ hr

20 minute ride after 10 minutes getting to the rider will yield on average 1 ride/ hour as the drop off location might be out of a popular pick up area might only equal $15/ hr with significant more mileage and fuel
Thats true I drove in worcester Sat night and had about 10 back to back with 2 cancel even thou They were $3-$5 ride i did better than went I go and pick up someone far. i did 5 hrs Sat night and made $122. those small rides pay offi in the long run. I started the night with 198 miles left on my tank, got home with 134
 

smoran26

Active Member
Thats true I drove in worcester Sat night and had about 10 back to back with 2 cancel even thou They were $3-$5 ride i did better than went I go and pick up someone far. i did 5 hrs Sat night and made $122. those small rides pay offi in the long run. I started the night with 198 miles left on my tank, got home with 134
I agree with this. If you can basically plant yourself in an area (around a college) and get a slew of short ones without having to put many miles/burn gas - it can be profitable.
 
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