This is how much a Burnaby Uber ride will cost you

So, Uber is up and running in Burnaby and you are thinking about trying it.

What will it cost you?

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Well, it depends on where you will be travelling to. The Burnaby NOW downloaded the app just to test it out. I have no plans to actually use this service, but thought I would share the results. Also, we couldn’t test out Lyft because it’s not operating in Burnaby yet.

The NOW office is located on Lougheed Highway at Production Way.

I entered several locations that people would typically travel to in order to receive an estimated cost from the app. I have no idea if this is the eventual cost of the ride, but this is what the app says. The cost also doesn’t include a tip.

This is the estimated cost by the app from my office location to:

  • Metropolis at Metrotown mall: $20.09
  • Burnaby Hospital: $18.95
  • Market Crossing shopping centre in South Burnaby: $17.94
  • Brentwood Town Centre: $14.54

For a different comparison, a 22-minute ride from Mount Pleasant to Metrotown that would cost $18.44 with Uber , but would cost an estimated $36.25 with a Vancouver taxi. That includes a $3.25 flag rate, a $1.88 charge per kilometre and a $33.55 charge per hour (or what would amount to about $0.56 per minute).

Follow Chris Campbell on Twitter @shinebox44.

 

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