What is Uber? Uber is a service that connects passengers with drivers of luxury vehicles for hire. Think of it as a private limousine service. You book the limousine, it gives you an estimated waiting time for your pick-up, sends you to your destination and you hop off. Payment will automatically be charged to your credit card that you provided when you signed up for an Uber account.
- Base Fare: S$7.00
- Per Kilometer: Speed over 18km/h: S$2.25
- Per Minute: Speed at or below 18km/h: S$0.85
- Minimum Fare: S$12.00
- Central Business District to Changi Airport: S$50
- Changi Airport to Central Business District: S$55
Some pricing gauge for you, for example from Clarke Quay to Marina Bay Sands will cost you S$16 and from Sentosa to ION Orchard will cost you S$32. Note that there are no hidden charges like ERP surcharge or peak period surcharge or any form of surcharges. What you see above is what you will be paying.
Uber In A Nutshell
- Uber is an exciting young startup from San Francisco, founded in 2010.
- They are very successful and looking to expand globally.
- Singapore is Uber’s first Asian city.
- Uber is here in Singapore because it’s a tech hub and it’s forward thinking and innovative, plus hub for meetings and travel.
- After four weeks of trial, Uber is officially launched in Singapore on 21 February 2013.
- Uber don’t own cars, they work with partners.
- The response so far has been excellent, Singapore will be a really successful Uber city.
- Uber is not a taxi, they recreate the ‘private driver’ experience: push a button, nice car arrives, a professional driver opens the door for you, get out. No fumbling with cash or cards. Their payment system is frictionless and lets you step in and out of the car with no fuss.
- Uber fleet of cars are a mixture of Mercedes E-Class, S-Class, Audi, BMW and Jaguar. They will be adding more and more cars on the road everyday.