Hello Cebuanos!

We’ve noticed a lot of people asking how much is Uber in Cebu. So we bring you this article to learn more about Uber Cebu Pricing. First, you need to know that Uber has several “product types” or vehicle categories. They have low cost cars (UberX) and premium cars (Black Car). You can refer to this article to know the difference between an uberX and Black Car. Bookmark this article as we will update this once Uber Cebu makes Black Cars available in for Cebu Riders.

Since Uber is still in their soft launching in Cebu, only one vehicle category is available— UberX. UberX is the low cost Uber, they have cheaper rates per kilometer and per minute. The types of cars that will service you are the following:

UberX Pricing in Cebu

Car types: compact cars, sedan and AUV (e.g. Vios, Innova, Adventure, Accent, etc.)

Minimum Fare: Php 40

Base Fare: Php 40

Per Minute Rate: Php 3/min

Per Kilometer Rate: Php 6.9/km

Max. No. of Passengers: 4 passengers

NOTE: Uber Cebu pricing is a bit more expensive than Uber Manila by about Php 1 per min and per km. Just FYI 🙂

How does Uber Cebu calculate my fare?

First, here’s the formula on how Uber calculates your fare:

Fare = [Base Fare + (Time x Per Min Rate) + (Distance x Per Distance Rate)] x Surge

Don’t forget, you can always get an estimate for your trip in advance by tapping ‘Select Pick-Up Location’ and then ‘Fare Estimate’. Refer to this tutorial how to get fare estimate. Or get your fare estimate below:

What is Surge Pricing?

Surge pricing is when Uber increases the normal fare when the demand of rider request in an area is high and the supply of drivers are low. This usually happens during peak or rush hours but NOT all the time. Refer here for more details about surge pricing in Cebu.

Surge pricing ranges from 1.2x up to >5.3x the normal fare in Manila. We haven’t seen surge pricing yet in Cebu. Uber gradually increases the surge price upper limit. In other countries, it can go to up to 10x!!

For example, if the surge pricing is 2.0x the normal fare, your total fare is doubled as simple as that.

You always have the option to wait for the surge to pass. There’s an option before requesting for an Uber to accept the surge pricing or to notify you when the fare is back to normal.

How do you know if there’s surge pricing? Look for the lightning icon. Refer to the pictures below.

Hope this article helped. Let us know in the comments sections if you have any questions or suggestions. You can also reach us at info@ubercebutips.com. We would love to hear from you!

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