UberX cuts Singapore fares by 15%

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If you haven’t used Uber before, the case for it just got 15% stronger. On 14 April, Uber announced that the fares for its cheapest UberX service would be reduced by 15% in Singapore.

Here’s how the old and new fare structure compares

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Compare this to what Comfort Taxi charges…

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The flagdown for Uber is cheaper, and the per kilometer cost also comes up slightly cheaper (although Uber charges for time AND distance). On the whole, I think you’d come out about equal if you used Uber or regular taxis, assuming no surge pricing. Also note that if you’re in an ulu area it may be worth it to get an Uber direct to your door rather than paying a booking fee for a regular taxi

I like Uber because

  • I earn 1 starpoint per US$1 spent on Uber (or 2/3 starpoints when you take Uber during a SPG hotel stay, depending on your tier)
  • It counts as online spending for the purpose of hitting your monthly S$2,000 cap for the DBS Woman’s World Card

If you’re thinking about using Uber, feel free to use my referral link, which gets you and I both $10 of free credit.

That said, I would also like to inform you that there is a superior code to mine for first time riders. Enter SGUBERX15 on your first ride and get $20 off your first ride (valid till 30 April 16 only)

If you’re thinking of applying for the Standard Chartered Visa Infinite card, do note that they offer you a choice of 35,000 welcome miles or 25,000 welcome miles + S$100 Uber credit. You also get 10% rebate on all your Uber spend, capped at S$400 per year.

The best thing about Uber for me is when I go to a country where English isn’t spoken. No drama- just enter the destination and let GPS do the rest.

Now let’s see what Grab does…

Aaron Wong
Aaron Wong
Aaron founded The Milelion to help people travel better for less and impress chiobu. He was 50% successful.

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Jerome

Prior to the 15% price cut from Uber, I have been taking a taxi to work from comfortdelgro on a daily basis. This is because, for short journeys around 5~10 minutes, I have found booking a comfortdelgro taxi with their app and using the MCPASS promocode to waive the booking fee to be cheaper overall. The above is only true in the morning. Afterwork, because of the CBD and other add on charges from comfortdelgro. Uber is cheaper. Now with the 15% discount, as you said, I think the cost will be on par…not sure who will be cheaper long… Read more »

Jerome

Details for the booking fee wavier on comfortdelgro.

http://www1.mastercard.com.sg/content/mc/offer-exchange/moments/sg-sea/en/sg-sea/travel/mastercard-comfort-delgro-now-accepts-masterpass_SG.masterpass-sg1.html

Also, follow comfortdelgro twitter and instagram, they’ve been giving away a lot of promo codes.

Other than that, I am not loyal to either party. I will just go with the cheapest option.

Jerome

what a rare event! you’re always on top of the deals!

laozark

grab car economy just reduced their prices to $3 base +0.3 per km.

grab car economy prices are now on par with uber, or more expensive during peak hours

laozark

$3 + 0.8c*

laozark

grabcar economy is now the cheapest taxi peak hour if their prices have not been adjusted for additional demand.

sarah

grab taxi economy is rubbish after work

my trip home

uberx $7
grab car economy $10
taxi $11

Mark

Has anyone checked if grab transactions qualifies for the 4 miles per dollar on DBSWWC?

Peter

Does anyone know if Uber qualifies as online transaction for UOB Preferred Platinum Visa or HSBC Advance?

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