June 28, 2017

Uber vs. Lyft: What’s the difference?

A California car whose driver offers rides for all three major TNCs. Uber Lyft Sidecar
By Colin@TheTruthAbout [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

First, Uber is a bigger company, which means Uber is available in many more places than Lyft. The bottom line is it’s easier to get an Uber than a Lyft.

Both ride-sharing options charge about the same. Both also implement surge pricing in specific locations where there’s very high demand for transportation as well as during peak hours. Uber calls this surge pricing; Lyft calls it Prime Time pricing.

Both require some sort of credit or debit card information to be stored in the app, but then there’s a difference. According to Digitaltrends.com, the next time you access the Lyft app after a ride, you’ll be asked to rate your driver on a scale of 1 to 5 and offer feedback. Then you will have the chance to tip him or her.Uber doesn’t allow in-app […]

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