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THE ORIGINAL UBER
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UberX
the low cost uber
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UberXL
low cost rides for large groups
Starts at $9-11
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Select
A STEP ABOVE THE EVERY DAY
Starts at $11-13
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Black SUV
ROOM FOR EVERYONE
Starts at $25-28
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comfort
low cost rides for large groups
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Assist
uberX with extra assistance
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WAV
WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE VEHICLES
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UberPool
share rides with others
Starts at $7-8
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Taxi
TAXI WITHOUT THE HASSLE
Starts at $4-4
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Taxi Cab
traditional cab service
Starts at $4-5

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Lyft Shared
share the ride, split the cost
Starts at $4-5
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Lyft
the low cost lyft
Starts at $5-6
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Lyft XL
fits up to 6 passengers
Starts at $7-9
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Lyft Lux
luxury cars
Starts at $9-11
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Lyft Lux Black
luxury black cars
Starts at $15-17
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Lyft Lux Black XL
luxury black cars for large groups
Starts at $25-28
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SFMTA
san francisco municipal transportation agency
Starts at $2.25-2.25

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Bay Area Bike Share
shared bike service
Starts at $9.0-9.0

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Lime
shared electric scooters & bikes
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Jump
electric bike share
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The Essential Guide to Getting Around in San Francisco, CA

About San Francisco

San Francisco is a large city in the state of California, has an area of 46.7 square miles and has a population of 808,976. San Francisco is densely populated with a population density of approximately 18,651 people per square mile. San Francisco is located in San Francisco County.

San Francisco's neighborhoods include Mission, Bernal Heights, Excelsior, Bayview and Downtown. San Francisco is home to San Francisco Station, Little Puffer Station, Ghirardelli Square, Embarcadero Center and One Embarcadero Center.

Commuting in San Francisco

The average commute time for workers in San Francisco is roughly 31 minutes. Of the total commuters in San Francisco, the most popular method of transporation for commuters in San Francisco is public transit at 35%, followed by drove alone at 32%, walked at 12%, worked at home at 7%, carpooled at 6%, bicycle at 3%, other at 2%, taxi at 2% and motorcycle at 1%.

San Francisco Without a Car

According to Walkscore, San Francisco is rated 'walker's paradise, rider's paradise and very bikeable', with scores of 99, 93 and 73 respectively. Key public transporation providers include BART and Caltrain.

Bikeshare is provided by Bay Area Bike Share starting at $9.00.

Dockless shared electic scooters are accessible in San Francisco by Lime and Jump.

San Francisco By Car

Daily and hourly rental car providers are available in San Francisco, including Turo and Zipcar. Turo is a peer-to-peer car rental car marketplace with low daily rates and includes insurance and Zipcar is an hourly car rental service by Avis Budget which includes 180 miles per day, insurance, and gas.

San Francisco has many ground transporation options which include six Lyft services, at least one Taxicab service and nine Uber services.

The most economical service in San Francisco is UberPool, and the most costly service is Uber Black SUV. The service with the least expensive minimum fare is Taxi Service. San Francisco has both UberPool and Lyft Shared services for splitting the fare with other riders. Parties of four or more riders can choose from Lyft XL, Lyft Lux Black XL, UberXL, Uber Black SUV and Uber Comfort.

The following Lyft, Taxicab and Uber services are available in San Francisco, in order of lowest cost:

UberPool

UberPool is a shared ride with others which fits up to 4 riders. The minimum fare is $7.65. The base fare for the service is $2.20. The cost per mile is $0.81 and the cost per minute is $0.31. There is a $2.20 service fee on UberPool in San Francisco. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on UberPool. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is Lyft Shared. 


Lyft Shared

Lyft Shared is a shared ride which seats up to 4 passengers. The minimum fare is $4.75. The base fare for the service is $2.20. The cost per mile is $0.91 and the cost per minute is $0.39. There is a $2.20 service fee on Lyft Shared in San Francisco. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on Lyft Shared. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is UberPool. 


Lyft Standard

Lyft Standard is a personal ride which seats up to 4 riders. The minimum fare is $5.00. The base fare for the service is $2.20. The cost per mile is $0.91 and the cost per minute is $0.39. There is a $2.20 service fee on Lyft Standard in San Francisco. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on Lyft Standard. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is UberX. 


UberX

UberX is an economy personal ride which seats up to 4 riders. The minimum fare is $7.20. The base fare for the service is $2.20. The cost per mile is $0.91 and the cost per minute is $0.39. There is a $2.20 service fee on UberX in San Francisco. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on UberX. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is Lyft Standard. 


Uber Assist

Uber Assist is a personal ride with extra assistance which accomodates up to 4 passengers. The minimum fare is $7.20. The base fare for the service is $2.20. The cost per mile is $0.91 and the cost per minute is $0.39. There is a $2.20 service fee on Uber Assist in San Francisco. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on Uber Assist. 


Uber WAV

Uber WAV is a wheelchair accessible ride which seats up to 4 riders. The minimum fare is $7.20. The base fare for the service is $2.20. The cost per mile is $0.91 and the cost per minute is $0.39. There is a $2.20 service fee on Uber WAV in San Francisco. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on Uber WAV. 


Uber Comfort

Uber comfort is an extra leg room vehicle which seats up to 6 passengers. The minimum fare is $10.08. The base fare for the service is $3.08. The cost per mile is $1.24 and the cost per minute is $0.55. There is a $3.30 service fee on Uber comfort in San Francisco. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on Uber comfort. 


Lyft XL

Lyft XL is a supersized ride which fits up to 6 riders. The minimum fare is $7.00. The base fare for the service is $3.00. The cost per mile is $1.72 and the cost per minute is $0.42. There is a $2.45 service fee on Lyft XL in San Francisco. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on Lyft XL. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is UberXL. 


UberXL

UberXL is a low cost ride for large groups which seats up to 6 riders. The minimum fare is $9.45. The base fare for the service is $3.00. The cost per mile is $1.72 and the cost per minute is $0.42. There is a $2.45 service fee on UberXL in San Francisco. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on UberXL. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is Lyft XL. 


Lyft Lux

Lyft Lux is a luxury ride which fits up to 4 passengers. The minimum fare is $9.00. The base fare for the service is $5.00. The cost per mile is $2.01 and the cost per minute is $0.87. There is a $2.45 service fee on Lyft Lux in San Francisco. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on Lyft Lux. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is Uber Comfort. 


Uber Select

Uber Select is a low cost luxury ride which accomodates up to 4 riders. The minimum fare is $11.45. The base fare for the service is $5.00. The cost per mile is $2.01 and the cost per minute is $0.87. There is a $2.45 service fee on Uber Select in San Francisco. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on Uber Select. 


Lyft Lux Black

Lyft Lux Black is a luxury black car service which fits up to 4 passengers. The minimum fare is $15.00. The base fare for the service is $8.00. The cost per mile is $2.73 and the cost per minute is $1.08. There is a $1.75 service fee on Lyft Lux Black in San Francisco. There is a cancellation fee of $10.00 on Lyft Lux Black. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is Uber Black. 


Uber Black

Uber Black is a luxury black car service which fits up to 4 passengers. The minimum fare is $15.75. The base fare for the service is $8.75. The cost per mile is $2.73 and the cost per minute is $1.08. There is no service fee on Uber Black in San Francisco. There is a cancellation fee of $10.00 on Uber Black. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is Lyft Lux Black. 


Taxi Service

Taxi service is a traditional cab service which fits up to 4 riders. The minimum fare is $4.00. The base fare for the service is $4.00. The cost per mile is $2.75 and the cost per minute is $0.55. There is no service fee on taxi service in San Francisco. There is no cancel fee on on taxi service. 


Lyft Lux Black XL

Lyft Lux Black XL is a spacious luxury ride which seats up to 6 riders. The minimum fare is $25.00. The base fare for the service is $15.00. The cost per mile is $3.22 and the cost per minute is $1.13. There is a $1.75 service fee on Lyft Lux Black XL in San Francisco. There is a cancellation fee of $10.00 on Lyft Lux Black XL. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is Uber Black SUV. 


Uber Black SUV

Uber Black SUV is a luxury black sport utility vehicle service which seats up to 6 riders. The minimum fare is $25.75. The base fare for the service is $15.75. The cost per mile is $3.22 and the cost per minute is $1.13. There is no service fee on Uber Black SUV in San Francisco. There is a cancellation fee of $10.00 on Uber Black SUV. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is Lyft Lux Black XL. 


Airport Estimated Fares (excludes peak surcharges and airport service fees where applicable):

A 12.12 mile, 14 minute trip from San Francisco to SFO airport is roughly $18.56 on UberPool

For this trip UberPool is 11% less expensive than Lyft Shared, it's counterpart equivalent. That's 59% less expensive than taxi service and 67% less expensive than Uber Black, 11% less expensive than UberX, 42% less expensive than UberXL, 58% less expensive than Uber Select, 74% less expensive than Uber Black SUV, 36% less expensive than Uber comfort, 11% less expensive than Uber Assist and 11% less expensive than Uber WAV.

This trip on public transport would cost between approximately $6.24 and $8.49 on BART.

A 17.76 mile, 21 minute trip from San Francisco to OAK airport is an estimated $25.30 on UberPool

For this trip UberPool is 12% less expensive than Lyft Shared, it's counterpart equivalent. That's 61% less expensive than taxi service and 68% less expensive than Uber Black, 12% less expensive than UberX, 44% less expensive than UberXL, 59% less expensive than Uber Select, 74% less expensive than Uber Black SUV, 37% less expensive than Uber comfort, 12% less expensive than Uber Assist and 12% less expensive than Uber WAV.

A 45.66 mile, 48 minute ride from San Francisco to SJC airport is approximately $56.26 on UberPool

For this trip UberPool is 13% less expensive than Lyft Shared, it's counterpart equivalent. That's 64% less expensive than taxi service and 70% less expensive than Uber Black, 13% less expensive than UberX, 46% less expensive than UberXL, 60% less expensive than Uber Select, 74% less expensive than Uber Black SUV, 37% less expensive than Uber comfort, 13% less expensive than Uber Assist and 13% less expensive than Uber WAV.

This trip on public transport would cost between approximately $9.29 and $11.34 on Caltrain.  


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