The verdict: Lyft wins, in part for greater transparency.
In addition, because Uber is generally more popular in most cities, in my experience its surge markup is often significantly higher than Lyft’s, meaning riders are typically better off summoning a Lyft when cars are in high demand.
Is LYFT cheaper than Uber?
Uber vs Lyft Prices and Cost
On the single biggest factor affecting user engagement, Uber edges out Lyft. Average trip costs for both Uber and Lyft are roughly similar. Surge pricing can make these trips significantly more expensive, but the average price is at least 20% cheaper than a regular taxi-cab.
Is LYFT or uber safer?
Despite danger, women still prefer ride-hailing apps
Our data shows they still consider Uber and Lyft the safest form of transportation compared to taxis, professional car services, and public transportation. More than 75 percent said they haven’t used Uber any less due to safety. Nearly 67 percent for Lyft.
Why is LYFT so much cheaper than Uber?
Lyft drivers make more per trip because the fare is higher. Uber’s will get you more rides due to volume of users and you’ll make more on average. At the end of the day out. From that point, the average fare still can vary because of the booking fee, safety fee, then the surge price and the tip if you choose.
Which is cheaper Uber or Lyft or taxi?
According to Consumer Reports, a taxi is much cheaper than Uber and Lyft. Uber and Lyft can charge up to four times the actual price when the demand is high.