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RideGuru

How much does Uber cost? How do I order a Lyft car? Which is cheaper, Uber or Taxi?

Welcome to RideGuru. A trusted rideshare and taxi price comparison tool that gives accurate fare estimates and ride-hailing information to help you get where you want to go. RideGuru is capable of calculating estimated fares for a wide variety of rideshare services worldwide. Traveling across the globe? Need an Uber estimate? RideGuru will find the best solution for you to get around cheaply and safely. Then, hail your ride right from RideGuru.

RideGuru is making waves as the Orbitz of ride-hailing by supporting a vast multitude of rideshare companies such as Uber, Lyft, Curb, Ola, Didi Kauidi, taxis and many more! Simply enter your starting and ending locations and RideGuru will give you a recommended rideshare option for your trip as well as a side by side breakdown of all the possible alternatives in your area. Once you find which ride is right for you, simply request your car straight from RideGuru and your rideshare or taxi ride will be on its way to pick you up!

Jump into the RideGuru community today! We are constantly updating our site and love to hear from riders and drivers alike. Join us in our Newsroom for daily doses of travel inspiration and updates on the ride-sharing world or come say hi on social media. We simply want to help you explore the world, one ride at a time!

What are Rideshares?

Rideshare companies are similar to traditional taxicabs but instead of hailing a car on the street or calling a dispatch service, rideshare services offer a smartphone application (or “app”) that you can use to call a car with a single push of a button. A nearby car is automatically assigned to you, and, using your phone's GPS location, will find its way to you to pick you up. You can even get an estimate of your wait time before the car arrives.

Once your ride is over, there is no need to hand over cash or use your credit card as most rideshare companies have a built-in payment system within the app. Upon signing up on each rideshare app, you will be asked to input your credit card information, and this credit card on file will be used for payment upon completion of each ride you take.

Depending on the service you choose, your rideshare driver may work for a local livery service, or may simply be a member of the community who has chosen to work as a rideshare driver either full time or on the side.

The convenience of rideshare services is hard to dismiss. There are a wide variety of rideshare services available in many cities, with varying degrees of luxury and a wide range of rate schemes. RideGuru offers you a one of a kind service to compare your local rideshare services so you can make an informed decision before you ride.

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Rideshare Companies Worldwide

 Curb

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CURB, formerly Taxi Magic, is an on-demand car service that hails an existing traditional taxi through the CURB smartphone app. Unlike rideshare companies, such as Uber and Lyft, which hail a peer-driven car, the CURB app will hail a traditional licensed taxi or professional for hire car. Their local partners (taxi companies and private for hire cars) set the fares, so prices will vary depending on location. Curb does add a $2 fee to each ride for using their app. The app allows you to either pay via credit card or cash. One differentiating factor with the CURB app is that it is also tailored for taxi dispatchers. With CURB, dispatchers will continuously be supplied with significant data regarding where their fleet is and how many fares their cars have picked up.

Available in United States.

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 Didi Chuxing

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Didi Chuxing, formerly known as Didi Kuaidi, is a Chinese transportation and network company headquartered in Beijing. Didi Chuxing was formed from the merger of two rival transportation firms, Didi Dache and Kuaidi Dache. Together they provide licensed, for-hire car rides in China via their Kuaidi One smartphone application. Didi Chuxing allows customers to choose from 3 types of ride requests;on-demand, pre-reservation, and airport-pickup. They also provide a wide variety of car types from standard, affordable rides to luxury high-class vehicles. When you are ready to pay, the Kuaidi One app will accept cashless payments via your credit card or Alipay.

Available in China.

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 Fasten

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Fasten is a newer ride-hail service operating in Austin and Boston. Their tagline is "You pay less. Drivers make more." Their claim to fame is that they take much less from drivers than Uber or Lyft -- only a dollar per ride. Fasten also has no dreaded surge pricing, allowing you to always know your fare before you go. One thing to note though, since Fasten is a newer service without as many drivers as some of the larger ride-hail companies, sometimes you may find yourself waiting a little bit longer for a ride. Apart from the above mentioned differences, Fasten operates like every other major ride-hail company; order a car, track the car, and pay for your ride via credit card through the app!

Available in United States.

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 Flywheel

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This west coast start up app, originally known as Cabulous, is currently only operating in San Francisco, Seattle, and Los Angeles, Flywheel connects app users with local taxi drivers (much like CURB and Hailo).

Available in United States.

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 Go-Jek

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Go-Jek is an on-demand motorbike hailing service in Indonesia that allows users to request a ride through their Android or iPhone app.

Once you request your ride through the Go-Jek app, your driver and vehicle will start heading to your location to pick you up. At this moment, due to driver availability, you may have to wait about 15 minutes for your driver to arrive at your location. After your ride you will be asked to rate your Go-Jek driver and the drivers will be able to see what you have rated them. While Go-Jek prices are very reasonable, it is important to note that Go-Jek does raise their rates during Rush Hour (4-7 PM)! Also, please note that the maximum ride distance for a Go-Jek ride is 25 km, if you need to go farther than 25 km you will have to switch Go-Jeks part way through your journey. Go-Jek allows you to pay through the app via a credit card or, if you would rather, you can still pay your driver in cash.

Available in Indonesia.

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 Grab

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Grab is an on-demand car hailing service in Southeast Asia. With Grab, you can hail either existing traditional taxis (GrabTaxi), Private Cars (GrabCar), or MotorBikes (GrabBike) all through the Grab smartphone app. Once you request your ride through the Grab app, your driver and vehicle will be at your location within minutes. Grab also provides a cashless payment process by allowing you to pay via your on-file credit card stored within the Grab app or, if you would rather, you can pay your driver in cash.

Available in Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

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 Hailo

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Founded in London, Hailo connects passengers who need a ride with a taxi or licensed car. The Hailo theory is that passengers will be able to get a taxi quicker through the app than by waiting on the sidewalk and taxi drivers will have less down time resulting in a win-win. The fares will vary based on the city and taxi company so it is not easy to predict your fare. Also Hailo charges a small service fee for using their app but there is no surge pricing so you should expect relatively consistent fares.

Available in Spain, United Kingdom, Ireland, and Singapore.

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 Lyft

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Lyft Availability

Lyft is an on-demand, peer to peer, ridesharing service that connects passengers who need a ride with available drivers in the community. Lyft's tagline is "your friend with a car" as the drivers use their own personal cars for picking up passengers.

Lyft cars are available to be hailed through the Lyft smartphone app. Once a Lyft driver is requested through the Lyft app, the rider will be able to track their driver through the app and will receive a text notification when their ride has arrived! The app provides a cash less payment process by charging all Lyft rides to an on file credit card attached to your account. One thing to note though, sometimes Lyft enacts prime time surge pricing during peak travel times, meaning your fare price could double or even triple the normal amount! If prime time pricing is in effect, Lyft will always notify you before you request a ride or you can check in with us to see if prime time pricing is currently enacted in your area!

Available in United States.

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 My Taxi

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My Taxi Availability

MyTaxi is another start up modeled after the Hailo philosophy (hailing a traditional taxi with an app). The two main differences are MyTaxi does not charge a surcharge for hailing a taxi and the app is available not only on iPhone and Android but also on Blackberry and Windows phones.

Available in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Spain, and Poland.

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 Ola

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OlaCabs, or more commonly referred to as Ola, is an online, on-demand car service based in Bangalore, India. Ola provides riders with a variety of car services, ranging from their ultra-affordable Ola Micro service to their luxury business class options, Ola Prime and Ola Lux.

Ola cabs are requested and booked through the Ola smartphone application via the touch of a button. Once a customer books their Ola car, they will have the option to pay via cash or with Ola money. Ola money is a cashless form of payment within the app, which allows a customer to buy Ola credit (via their credit or debit card) to use towards Ola rides.

Ola cab prices are very reasonable but occasionally when Ola cabs are in high demand the company may enact peak time surcharge pricing. Peak time pricing could double or even triple your fare depending on the surge amount. Luckily, Ola will always warn you if peak time pricing is in effect before you decide to book one of their cars.

Available in India.

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 Uber

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Uber is an on-demand car service that allows users to request a ride through their Android or iPhone app. Once a driver is signaled through the app, it usually takes less than 10 minutes for a car to arrive at your door. During this brief wait period, Uber allows you to track the car's location so you know exactly when to expect its arrival. The app provides a cashless payment process by charging all Uber rides to an on file credit card attached to your account. One thing to note though, sometimes Uber enacts surge pricing during peak travel times, meaning your fare could double, triple, or even cost you up to 7X the normal amount! On the plus side, when surge pricing is in effect you will be notified within the app before you request a ride. Uber is currently available in 72 countries!

Available in United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Austria, Australia, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bahrain, Brazil, Bahamas, Belarus, Canada, Switzerland, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Egypt, Spain, Finland, France, United Kingdom, Greece, Hong Kong, Croatia, Hungary, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, India, Italy, Jordan, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Lithuania, Morocco, Macao, Mexico, Malaysia, Nigeria, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Singapore, Slovakia, Thailand, Turkey, Taiwan, United States, Uruguay, Vietnam, and South Africa.

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Learn More About RideGuru

How much do taxis and rideshares (such as Uber & Lyft) cost? Which rideshare service is cheapest in your city?

With rideshare and taxi rates for more than 1000 international locations, RideGuru’s fare estimates are known to be the most accurate of any website. Find out why.

How does RideGuru calculate the fares?

RideGuru's fare calculations are based on a proprietary algorithm that takes into account a multitude of considerations. We utilize taxi rates from over 1000 localities spanning the globe as well as rideshare rates from over 10 different worldwide companies. RideGuru incorporates not only the distance and duration of your trip, but also factors such as traffic patterns, driving speeds, urban density, and possible wait times. Our estimates are carefully calibrated based upon actual fares submitted by our staff and our users.

How accurate are RideGuru's fare estimates?

As mentioned above RideGuru's fare calculations take into account a multitude of considerations. Estimates are not based solely on the trip distance and duration like other calculators available on the web.

We only use up-to-date rates on RideGuru and our team constantly monitors all rates for accuracy.

Your actual fare may vary depending on unforeseen factors, such as inclement weather, unusual traffic congestion, and even your driver's driving habits; however, under normal driving conditions, our fares are known to be very accurate.

How are RideGuru's fare estimates more accurate than other sites?

Other websites and calculators use simple calculations based only on the expected distance and duration of a trip. This, unfortunately, does not result in estimates that are accurate or comparable to real world fares. RideGuru's sophisticated algorithm considers additional factors, such as city's traffic patterns and driving speeds, and is carefully calibrated on actual fares submitted by our staff, taxi companies, and our users.

Are there other websites that compare taxi and rideshare fares against each other like RideGuru?

At this point in time RideGuru is the only all-inclusive, side by side, rideshare and taxi fare comparison calculator on the web. Our ability to support all major rideshare companies worldwide, makes RideGuru, truly one of a kind.

Any disclaimers?

Yes. RideGuru is for reference only. The estimates can vary from your actual fare, depending on unforeseen factors, such as inclement weather, unusual traffic congestion, road constructions, and even your driver's driving habits.

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Latest RideGuru News

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Uber has a car service for everything and everyone. Want a puppy, you got it. Craving ice-cream, it's on its way! With so many options available at your fingertips, hailing an Uber car can be harder than it first appears. In response to the many questions on this topic that our Ride Guru's receive daily, we created this easy to view infographic to show the differences between each Uber car service. What is the difference between Uber XL and Uber SUV? Which is nicer Uber Black or Uber Lux? These answers and more below!

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If your don't know the address, that's ok. RideGuru supports town and city names, landmark or business names, zip code, and even latitude & longitude!

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When you live in a city or travel a lot with your pooch, it can be hard to find pet-friendly transportation, hotels, and restaurants. While we may not be able to help you find pet-friendly hotels or restaurants we can help at least help you order an Uber or Lyft car that both you and your dog can enjoy!

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Supported Cities

Ride.Guru supports thousands of cities all over the world. Here are just a few.

  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Anaheim, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Beijing, China
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Boston, MA
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Columbus, OH
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Detroit, MI
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
  • El Paso, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Fresno, CA
  • Greenville, SC
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Houston, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Jakarta, Capital Region, Indonesia
  • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Lima, Peru
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Louisville, KY
  • Madrid, Spain
  • Maui, HI
  • Memphis, TN
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • Miami, FL
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Moscow, Russia
  • Mumbai, India
  • Nashville, TN
  • New Delhi, India
  • New Jersey Shore, NJ
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York, NY
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Paris, France
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Rome, Italy
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Shanghai, China
  • Silicon Valley, CA
  • St. Louis, MO
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Tampa, FL
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Washington, DC
  • Zurich, Switzerland

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