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THE ORIGINAL UBER
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Black SUV
ROOM FOR EVERYONE
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UberCab
TAXI WITHOUT THE HASSLE
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UberPool
share rides with others
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UberX
the low cost uber
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UberXL
low cost rides for large groups
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comfort
low cost rides for large groups
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Select
A STEP ABOVE THE EVERY DAY
Starts at $11-12
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Taxi Cab
traditional cab service
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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
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Lyft XL
fits up to 6 passengers
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Lyft Lux
luxury cars
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Lyft Lux Black
luxury black cars
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Lyft Lux Black XL
luxury black cars for large groups
Starts at $25-28
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VIA
shared rides In premium vehicles
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CTA
chicago transit authority
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Divvy
shared bike service
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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 Chicago, IL

About Chicago

Chicago is a very large city in the state of Illinois, has an area of 227.1 square miles with a total number of residents approximating 2,853,114. Chicago is densely populated with a population density of roughly 11,909 indivduals per square mile. Chicago is located in Cook County.

Chicago's neighborhoods include Logan Square, Little Village, West Rogers Park, South Austin and Albany Park. Chicago is home to Pipers Alley Mall, Riverpoint Center, Lake Meadows Shopping Center, Chicago Transit Authority and Museum Of Contemporary Art Chicago.

Commuting in Chicago

The average commute time for people in Chicago is approximately 33 minutes. According to the last census, the most popular method of transporation for commuters in Chicago is drove alone at 49%, followed by public transit at 28%, carpooled at 8%, walked at 7%, worked at home at 5%, bicycle at 2% and other at 1%.

Chicago Without a Car

According to Walkscore, Chicago is rated 'somewhat walkable, good transit and very bikeable', with scores of 57, 65 and 73 respectively. Big mass transit providers include Chicago Transit (CTA) and South Shore Line.

Bikeshare is provided by Divvy starting from $9.95.

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

Chicago By Car

Daily and hourly car rental services are available in Chicago, including Turo. Turo is a peer-to-peer car rental car marketplace with low daily rates and includes insurance.

Chicago has many ground transporation options which include six Lyft services, at least one Taxicab service and eight Uber services.

The cheapest service in Chicago is Lyft Shared, and the most expensive service is Uber Black SUV. The service with the least expensive minimum fare is UberCab. Chicago has both UberPool and Lyft Shared services for splitting the cost with other riders. Groups of four or more passengers can be accomodated by Lyft XL, Lyft Lux Black XL, Uber Black SUV, UberXL and Uber Comfort.

The following Lyft, Taxicab and Uber services are available in Chicago, from cheapest to most expensive:

Lyft Shared

Lyft Shared is a shared ride which seats up to 4 passengers. The minimum fare is $2.50. The base fare for the service is $1.79. The cost per mile is $0.81 and the cost per minute is $0.28. There is a $1.85 service fee on Lyft Shared in Chicago. 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 accomodates up to 4 passengers. The minimum fare is $3.00. The base fare for the service is $1.79. The cost per mile is $0.81 and the cost per minute is $0.28. There is a $1.85 service fee on Lyft Standard in Chicago. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on Lyft Standard. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is UberX. 


UberPool

UberPool is a shared ride with others which fits up to 4 riders. The minimum fare is $4.85. The base fare for the service is $1.79. The cost per mile is $0.81 and the cost per minute is $0.20. There is a $1.85 service fee on UberPool in Chicago. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on UberPool. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is Lyft Shared. 


UberX

UberX is an economy personal ride which seats up to 4 passengers. The minimum fare is $4.85. The base fare for the service is $1.79. The cost per mile is $0.81 and the cost per minute is $0.28. There is a $1.85 service fee on UberX in Chicago. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on UberX. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is Lyft Standard. 


Uber Comfort

Uber comfort is an extra leg room vehicle which seats up to 6 riders. The minimum fare is $7.28. The base fare for the service is $2.69. The cost per mile is $1.17 and the cost per minute is $0.42. There is a $2.96 service fee on Uber comfort in Chicago. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on Uber comfort. 


Lyft XL

Lyft XL is a supersized ride which accomodates up to 6 passengers. The minimum fare is $7.00. The base fare for the service is $3.00. The cost per mile is $1.30 and the cost per minute is $0.53. There is a $2.15 service fee on Lyft XL in Chicago. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on Lyft XL. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is UberXL. 


Lyft Lux

Lyft Lux is a luxury ride which seats up to 4 riders. The minimum fare is $9.00. The base fare for the service is $4.00. The cost per mile is $1.80 and the cost per minute is $0.45. There is a $2.15 service fee on Lyft Lux in Chicago. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on Lyft Lux. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is Uber Comfort. 


Taxi Service

Taxi service is a traditional cab service which seats up to 4 passengers. The minimum fare is $3.25. The base fare for the service is $3.25. The cost per mile is $1.80 and the cost per minute is $0.40. There is no service fee on taxi service in Chicago. There is no cancel fee on on taxi service. 


UberXL

UberXL is a low cost ride for large groups which fits up to 6 riders. The minimum fare is $9.15. The base fare for the service is $3.00. The cost per mile is $1.80 and the cost per minute is $0.35. There is a $2.15 service fee on UberXL in Chicago. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on UberXL. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is Lyft XL. 


Uber Select

Uber Select is a low cost luxury ride which accomodates up to 4 riders. The minimum fare is $11.15. The base fare for the service is $4.00. The cost per mile is $1.80 and the cost per minute is $0.45. There is a $2.15 service fee on Uber Select in Chicago. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on Uber Select. 


UberCab

UberCab is a taxi on demand which seats up to 4 passengers. The minimum fare is $0.00. The base fare for the service is $3.25. The cost per mile is $2.25 and the cost per minute is $0.33. There is no service fee on UberCab in Chicago. There is a cancellation fee of $5.00 on UberCab. 


Lyft Lux Black

Lyft Lux Black is a luxury black car service which fits up to 4 riders. The minimum fare is $15.00. The base fare for the service is $7.00. The cost per mile is $2.43 and the cost per minute is $0.79. There is a $1.40 service fee on Lyft Lux Black in Chicago. 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 accomodates up to 4 passengers. The minimum fare is $15.75. The base fare for the service is $7.75. The cost per mile is $2.43 and the cost per minute is $0.79. There is no service fee on Uber Black in Chicago. There is a cancellation fee of $10.00 on Uber Black. The equivalent competing counterpart for this service is Lyft Lux Black. 


Lyft Lux Black XL

Lyft Lux Black XL is a spacious luxury ride which accomodates up to 6 riders. The minimum fare is $25.00. The base fare for the service is $14.00. The cost per mile is $3.26 and the cost per minute is $0.83. There is a $1.40 service fee on Lyft Lux Black XL in Chicago. 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 fits up to 6 passengers. The minimum fare is $25.75. The base fare for the service is $14.75. The cost per mile is $3.26 and the cost per minute is $0.83. There is no service fee on Uber Black SUV in Chicago. 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 Approximate Fares (excludes peak surcharges and airport service fees where applicable):

A 34.33 mile, 41 minute ride from Chicago to MDW airport will cost an estimated $42.93 on Lyft Shared

For this trip Lyft Shared is 8% more expensive than UberPool, it's counterpart equivalent. That's 47% less expensive than taxi service and the same price as Lyft Standard, 40% less expensive than Lyft XL, 50% less expensive than Lyft Lux, 65% less expensive than Lyft Lux Black and 73% less expensive than Lyft Lux Black XL.

This trip on public transport would cost between approximately $2.25 and $3.60 on Chicago Transit (CTA).

A 6.04 mile, 9 minute ride from Chicago to ORD airport is about $11.05 on Lyft Shared

For this trip Lyft Shared is 7% more expensive than UberPool, it's counterpart equivalent. That's 38% less expensive than taxi service and the same price as Lyft Standard, 38% less expensive than Lyft XL, 48% less expensive than Lyft Lux, 63% less expensive than Lyft Lux Black and 74% less expensive than Lyft Lux Black XL.

A 49.19 mile, 62 minute ride from Chicago to GYY airport is an estimated $60.84 on Lyft Shared

For this trip Lyft Shared is 9% more expensive than UberPool, it's counterpart equivalent. That's 48% less expensive than taxi service and the same price as Lyft Standard, 40% less expensive than Lyft XL, 50% less expensive than Lyft Lux, 66% less expensive than Lyft Lux Black and 73% less expensive than Lyft Lux Black XL.

This trip on public transport would cost between approximately $6.73 and $7.25 on South Shore Line.  


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