EDC

al303

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Hey guys I’m a Uber/Lyft driver here in Denver since summer of 2018. Only part time. Next month I’ll be going to EDC, and I’ve read some pretty bad things on here about driving to EDC. This will be my first time taking going and had planned on taking Uber/Lyft but I’ve only read a few good comments from drivers on here so I just wanted to know If anyone had any tips for me I would still like to take Uber/Lyft and willing to pay extra if that’s the case since it will be four of us riding. Just curious what does a ride like that payout? From Las Vegas blvd I was reading some payouts on here and was kind of shocked on how much some drivers were getting paid for such a long trip. Thanks in advance!

Adam
 

Azazel

Active Member
For the driver they are looking at about a $20 payout for about two hour of work one there one to get out depending on where they pickup from thats an x ride so yea there will be drivers that will take you. Getting piked up from there well we wont know because this will be the first year with upfront pricing on both apps used to be good used to make an average of 2 trips and make 200 ish a night last year for 3 hours of work this year yea i wont drive there Friday not gonna be the test subject that makes 30-40 a ride
 

al303

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That’s wild not even worth it! How much would it take for the trip to be worth it?
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So there is a set price for Lyft/Uber?
 

Azazel

Active Member
That depends on your driver there are always people desperate enough to take yiu for that price. Like i said i dont do thise rides if i get edc i usually make up an excuse why im not taking you.
 

TomH

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EDC in Vegas this year will probably have fixed surges which will make it a waste of time. Lot of time in traffic plus no rider back. That weekend I will use the long trip warning to avoid EDC runs.
 

TomH

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When you receive a trip request, you will also get a notification that the trip may be 45 minutes or longer.
 

LVC

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What is the long trip warning? I avoided it last year by simply not driving, but would rather be driving but not to the speedway.
If the trip is going to be longer than 45 minutes the app will display that while it’s pinging. It may not always work for EDC runs because it doesn’t figure in the long line of traffic jams.
 

Ellemay

Active Member
Hey guys I’m a Uber/Lyft driver here in Denver since summer of 2018. Only part time. Next month I’ll be going to EDC, and I’ve read some pretty bad things on here about driving to EDC. This will be my first time taking going and had planned on taking Uber/Lyft but I’ve only read a few good comments from drivers on here so I just wanted to know If anyone had any tips for me I would still like to take Uber/Lyft and willing to pay extra if that’s the case since it will be four of us riding. Just curious what does a ride like that payout? From Las Vegas blvd I was reading some payouts on here and was kind of shocked on how much some drivers were getting paid for such a long trip. Thanks in advance!

Adam
Taxis and shuttle busses are allowed to use the Nellis Air Force base service road route to edc. 45 min to 60 min travel time. 80-90 dollars. Up to 6 people if a van is used. Peak travel time for all other vehicles can be up to 2 hours sitting in traffic. Not sure of rideshare prices but I’ve heard people paying up to 200.00 if it’s surging.
 

KenLV

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Not once did I get a 45+ warning last two years.

During EDC I call every rider when I get the ping and ask where they are going.

It's literally the only time I do that.
 

Taxi2Uber

Member
Strip area going to EDC. Math for UberX.

I didn't take anybody last year, but using some numbers from 2 years ago.
From MGM it was 18.3 miles and from Palazzo, it was 16.6
I'll use avg 18 miles. 18 x .60 = $10.80
One ride I did took 1 hr and another took 1:50.
I'll use avg 90 min. 90 x .1575 = $14.18
Add $1.13 base for a total of $26.10 earned for base ride from strip.

Now factor in leaving empty back to the strip area.
2 years ago it took about 30 min. Stories from other drivers from last year, said it was closer to an hour.
I'll use the 1 hour number in this example.
So far we're at ~$26 for 2-1/2 hrs.

Assuming you're treating this like any other day and satisfied with ~$25/hr gross.
The minimum flat surge amount needs to be $36 for this example.
(with the assumption that uber doesn't "adjust surge to ensure driver gets significant portion of rider surge price")
Think the surge will get that high?
 

TomH

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If the trip is going to be longer than 45 minutes the app will display that while it’s pinging. It may not always work for EDC runs because it doesn’t figure in the long line of traffic jams.
Last year I got a few 45 minute trip warnings during EDC weekend. I passed on all of them.
 

AlmostJaded

Active Member
But last year Uber also attached a $35 per ride flat "quest" to each EDC pickup on top of the surge fares. So that wasn't awful.

Trips TO EDC, on the other hand - you're pretty much hosed.
 

GoBigBlue

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I used select/lux only for trips going up there last year.... it was actually cheaper than X on surge.... My car wasn’t moving for under $80 to get up there... Plus ReCon was going on at the same time which kept me busy as well.... Each person has their own strategy!! I pity the fools who are taking rides up there on pool/select...
 
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