LATEST UPDATE: Nov. 7, 2016

Hello there! Here’s a guide to Uber pricing. Learn how much is Uber in Metro Manila.

First of, there are two (2) types of cars you can request thru Uber: uberX and UberBlack.

Secondly, it’s important to note how Uber calculates for your fare:


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



Car types: 4-door compact cars, mid-size sedans, sub-compact SUVs and AUVs (e.g. Hatchback, Vios, Innova, Adventure, Ford EcoSport etc.)

Minimum Fare: Php 40

Base Fare: Php 40

Per Minute Rate: Php 2/min

Per Kilometer Rate: Php 5.7/km

Cancellation Fee: Php 100 (if request is cancelled after more than 5 mins from request)



Car types: SUVs (e.g. Fortuner, Montero, Grandia, Everest, etc)

Minimum Fare: Php 120

Base Fare: Php 90

Per Minute Rate: Php 2.10/min –> NOW: Php 2.24/min (as of Nov. 16, 2015)

Per Kilometer Rate: Php 12.92/km –> NOW: Php 13.75/km (as of Nov. 16, 2015)

Cancellation Fee: Php 100 (if request is cancelled after more than 5 mins from request)

UPDATE as of October 10, 2016: Upfront Fares for UberX

Uber now displays the actual UberX fare upfront for riders to know how much they will pay for a trip even before requesting for a ride.

Read this article to know more: Uber implements Upfront Fares for UberX


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 you can use this Uber Fare Estimator:

Surge Pricing

Another important thing to remember is that Uber has surge pricing–-NOT all the time. This depends on demand and supply. We think it’s determined by the algorithm of Uber. This usually happens during peak hours.

Surge pricing means that normal fare surges by the multiplier based on the demand for Uber service. Right now, surge pricing ranges from 1.3x up to 4.0x the normal fare.

*UPDATE: We’ve learned that there’s a higher surge price now at around 4.5x. Apparently, there’s no ceiling to the surge pricing. We think Uber is gradually increasing the limit depending on several factors. For example, in other countries, it can go to up to 10x.  But we think (and hope) it doesn’t happen here.*

 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.

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Sample Fare Calculation

Here’s a sample fare calculation with surge pricing of 1.3x. All of these are available in your trip history in your Rider Dashboard. Uber also emails you the trip invoice showing the fare calculation.



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