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UBER/LYFT Prices

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Char1, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. Char1

    Char1 High-Roller

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    Hi I thought I would share our ride prices: (mods move this wherever)
    We were in Vegas on the week of Sept 10 - Sept 16.

    Uber: Saturday Sept 10 LAS to Bellagio 11:30pm $10.74
    TAXI : Monday Sept 12 10:30 am Bellagio to North Premium Outlets $18.40 (biggest mistake)
    Lyft: Monday Sept 12 1:59 North Premium Outlets to Bellagio $10.40
    Uber: Wednesday Sept 14 9:30 am Bellagio to Fashion Show Mall 7.30
    Uber: Wednesday Sept 14 2:30 pm Fashion to Bellagio 7.94

    Uber: Thursday Sept 15 9:30 pm Cosmo to Airport T3 9.23 (added this ride)


    We will avoid Cabs at all costs moving forward!
     
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  2. JerryD

    JerryD Low-Roller

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    Thanks for sharing. We will be trying Uber/Lyft for the first time next month.
     
  3. cmasia

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  4. chitownjohn

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    Thanks for sharing, it shows the benefits of uber/lyft vs cabs. How do you decide when to use lyft vs uber?
     
  5. Char1

    Char1 High-Roller

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    It was our first time using ride share, it was a great experience. Cars were all spotless, drivers were entertaining.
     
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  6. Char1

    Char1 High-Roller

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    We really didn't give it any thought. We just wanted to try both.
     
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  7. MWJ51102

    MWJ51102 Low-Roller

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    Used uber from airport to Cosmo yesterday. Estimate was 11 and change. She took the tunnel to freeway, went too far and backtracked on the strip. Came to 18+. I contacted uber to tell them of the long haul. They sent email saying price was reasonable. I sent back that it wasn't explaining why and got a refund of $6+

    First time ever having issues with uber/Lyft.
     
  8. JerryD

    JerryD Low-Roller

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    It seems odd that from the airport to Paris the estimate shows taking the tunnel and the freeways. Wit the fare being $13-$16.
     
  9. paperposter

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    easy always use them unless surging when u cant get one anyway.
    never take cabs in vegas
     
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  10. paperposter

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    yes ive had uber/lyft ask if i want them too take the tunnet too from airport obvoisly they were cab drivers at one point so its still important too know how too go right. offcourse i said no .told them how too go.
     
  11. cmasia

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    Jerry D,

    When I typed in "McCarran Terminal 1" or "Terminal 3" as the starting point, the route used the north exit via Paradise / Swenson.

    Cheers,
    cmasia

    Edit: When I do use Uber, however, I always give the driver directions, as their maps are not the most accurate.
     
  12. paperposter

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    easiest way tell the driver too go out too tropicana entrance as thats the front of las
     
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  13. KKB

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    Ride guru.com compares uber/left (little difference) & cabs
     
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  14. Fet297

    Fet297 Vegas is my happy place!

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    I use an app called GOA2B. It compares all travel options and prices.
     
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  15. frankb

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    I've also used Uber in the UK and Russia, and I found that Uber drivers in Vegas went out of their way to stress that they must follow the map. I wasn't even offering directions and they would make statements to that effect. It was almost like they were afraid of being accused of long hauling.

    Here are some Uber examples from my recent trip:
    Airport to El Cortez $20.50 (went down the Strip on a Saturday nigh)
    El Cortez to PH $12.25
    Neon Museum to Mandalay Bay $14.40
    Encore to Downtown $9.10
     
  16. KKB

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    My husband does Uber part time & will go whatever way customer requests... But not much issue with "long-hauling" here
     
  17. IWannaBeInVegas

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    As a driver for Uber/Lyft I always follow the maps unless the rider gives specific instructions, even if I know the way. I do not want to be accused to taking the long way or adding to their bill. If the way the rider instructs me to go is known to be longer, i let them know so they can decide if they want to pay the higher fee or take the route the GPS indicates.
     
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  18. GNH2000

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    First Time Experiences With Uber And Lyft:

    Monday, 9/12 AM Arrival--Uber--Airport to TI: $13 & Change
    Monday, 9/19 AM Departure--Lyft--TI To Airport: $13 & Change(Less $5 Discount)= Net $8 & Change

    Happy with both--drivers personable and engaged, cars clean, driving excellent. Tipped both very well!
     
  19. jbee

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    I use them also.
     
  20. monkeyshed

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    We are a 50s couple who kept hearing about Uber/Lyft. Finally tried it last trip....was nervous at first and it was so easy. We used them several times. We normally walk to Ellis Island from the strip. It was 107 degrees, so we called for a lift. With our $5 off coupon for new members, it was $3. Will never use a cab again. Everyone was SO friendly!