How upfront fares are calculated
We know that some trips like those that go through heavy traffic or toward areas with low demand might not feel worth your time.
To help make these kinds of trips (which can account for more than half of your total trips) more worthwhile for you, upfront fares will be adjusted to help you find great earnings opportunities throughout the day.
With these new changes, you’ll earn less than before on:
- Long and relatively quick (traffic-free) trips
- Trips to high-demand areas
You’ll earn more than before on:
- Short trips
- Routes that will go through traffic
- Trips with a final destination in a low-demand area
- Trips that require you to drive a long distance to pick up the rider
Upfront fare and destination applies to UberX, UberXL, Uber Comfort, Uber Black, Uber WAV, Uber Assist, Uber Español, Uber Diamond, Uber Pet, and UberX Car Seat. Uber Hourly trips are not included in this change. Since the upfront fare factors in pickup distance, you will no longer receive a separate long pickup fee for trips with long pickups.
Tips, tolls, and any other surcharges are not included in the fare that’s shown up front. Tolls, fees, surcharges, and any tips paid to you by riders will be remitted to you along with the fare upon final payout.