How Much Is Uber Luxury?
How much more is Uber Lux compared to standard Uber? In this article we'll find out the expected charges in advance and how the packages changes based on the distance traveled, elevation, whether you're headed for the office, or to the airport.
One of the reasons Uber is the top ride-sharing service is that it offers so much more than just simple ride-sharing. The Uber Lux ridesharing is an entry level service that allows you to get all the benefits of a regular Uber ride.
Just like any other tier-one service, Uber has its Gold service.
What is Uber Lux?
Uber Lux includes the same in-app tipping as standard Uber.
Auto-booking is available (e.g. when you tap the button to request a car).
Accepting no-show requests does not incur a fee for the driver.
Drivers have the option to choose what type of trip the car you want to request will be. For example, you can request an Uber Lux car, an UberXL car, or an Uber Black car. This is something that drivers need to explicitly request for.
You can customize your Gold account to differentiate between your regular and Uber Lux rides.
Rides are faster since you're only selecting a standard Uber ride.
And of course, as is the case with standard Uber, drivers in Uber Lux are provided with an Uber Lux dashboard. This way you can easily keep tabs on everything that's happening.
For many Uber users, there's no question as to whether they want to switch to the Uber Lux ridesharing service. As a matter of fact, many Uber users, particularly from the UK, compare their regular Uber experience to their Uber Lux experience and don't find them to be that dissimilar.
The Uber rates are per ride, so the bigger the distance, the more the fee. The farther out of the city you travel, the more expensive the ride.
So, if you're traveling on the metro or your city has normal fares and you're heading out of the city, the fares can get a bit cheaper. Likewise, if you're traveling on the metro or your city has normal fares and you're heading out of the city, the fares can get a bit cheaper.
A trip in a standard Uber from Baluchirganj to Naubatpur on a Saturday afternoon will cost you Rs 1000 + tax. If your trip is longer, like to Firozpur, it will cost Rs 1200 + tax (as per Uber's policy).
You can find the same trip in a standard Uber via their website - this is how much it costs:
Quickly look at the difference between Uber's fare and the Delhi Metro rail. Quickly look at the difference between Uber's fare and the Delhi Metro rail.
A trip in a standard Uber from Khairabad to IGI Airport for 3 people costs a jaw-dropping Rs 2090 + tax.
Uber charges Rs 2599 + tax for the same trip.
Check out the big difference. If you're traveling in an Uber Lux, and that's the only thing you're traveling in, the charges are more.
The next time you get the high budget to fly out to your favorite vacation spot, a bigger portion of the earnings should go to Uber Lux.
Uber uses a company called DPD to estimate the price, and if you sign up for Uber Lux, you will get a text message.
If you're traveling outside the city, your mileage, elevation, and time of travel can drastically change the price.
For example, a standard Uber to Firozpur would cost anywhere from Rs 750 to Rs 1100 + tax (this is one way, prices might change in the city).
If you're traveling in a standard Uber Lux, and that's the only thing you're traveling in, the charges are more. For example, a standard Uber to Firozpur would cost anywhere from Rs 750 to Rs 1100 + tax (this is one way, prices might change in the city).
However, if you're traveling in an Uber Lux Lux, the same route and time would cost you between Rs 1500 and Rs 2000 + tax.
Also, the rates in Uber Lux are calculated using the distance and time of travel, not the distance of the trip. If you're traveling in an Uber Lux and you're traveling out of the city, your rate might be different.
Additionally, rates are dependent on the model and size of car you're travelling in. For example, Uber Lux Lite (short-distance Uber) charges rates based on the model of the car as well as the distance covered.
How to book Uber Lux
The only way to book the Uber Lux would be to add the Uber Lux Lux option to your regular Uber; however, the add-on can cost you Rs 35.
When you open the Uber app, make sure you search for Uber Lux.
After this, a list of cars with the Uber Lux option will be shown. Tap on the car, and the regular Uber will be redirected.
Booking will be done when you arrive at your destination.