Do you need a ride? These days, instead of using a taxi, businesses instead now use Uber or Lyft. But the question a lot of people want to know is – which is the better ride sharing service – Uber or Lyft? Let’s find out.
Ride sharing services in general are available in the city where there are a lot of people who need their service. At the moment, Uber is available in over 300 cities around the world while Lyft is only available in less than 150 cities and are focused in the United States at the moment. They do have plans to expand. So in terms of availability the clear winner is UBER. This is especially true if you live outside the US. Uber is especially popular in cities like Dallas, Texas. Uber is doing a promotion for uber codes in Dallas so you can end up getting a free ride easily. You can also find uber’s promo codes in Atlanta as well quite easily.
Perhaps the most important deciding factor for a lot of people is the price point of the service. But it’s not as easy as you think. It really depends on the time of day and the service you require. Also, price varies from city to city. Uber has Surge rates, while Lyft has he Prime Time rates. But it would appear that they are still cheaper compared to taxis even with the surge/prime time.
The rate differences between Uber and Lyft is also really minimal. For non-peak hours, the base charge is between $1-$1.50 and then $1.50 for every mile thereafter. But for peak hours, the Prime Time cap of Lyft is 3x the normal base rate. Uber, however, can go as high as 8X the base rate if they have Surge pricing. When it comes to pricing, Lyft wins.
Both Lyft and Uber uses an app (which available for iOS and Android phones free of charge). You pretty much get the same features however there is a difference in the tiers of ride available.
With Uber, you get 7 tiers – Pool, UberX, Select, Black Car, SUV, Lux, and Access. With Lyft, you get 3 options – Line, Lyft and Plus. In addition, to be able to use their services, you’ll need to create an account, provide your email, phone number and full name as well as your payment details.
When it comes to requesting a ride, the process is nearly the same for both however it’s been found that you can get a Lyft much faster in some cities. When it comes to the ease and convenience of using their services however, UBER wins because it offers more options and you will also know the real time price of your ride.