Uber Fare Calculator: Get Instant Price Estimates
When it comes to Uber fare estimator widgets, you’ve probably heard about the estimator built into the Uber app, or Uberestimate.com. If you’re looking for a cool and practical widget that you can get pricing from or embed in your own site, then you’ll love our widget.
It’s a really easy and simple tool to use, and it uses data directly from the Uber API, ensuring the data is constantly updated and arguably just as good as if it were their own.
Embed This Widget on Your Own Site
If you like our widget and want to give your users free Uber fare estimates of your own, then embed our widget straight into your site! There are multiple rideshare blogs using this tool, including The Rideshare Guy, Ridester, Uber Fare Estimator, and many more.
The process is very simple. all you have to do is visit the widget generator page, copy the code onto your site, and then you will have a functioning fare calculator widget that shows up within your page. We’ll give you a tutorial below.
What Is the Uber Fare Estimator Widget?
Our Uber Fare Estimator widget is simple and easy-to-use pricing and information tool that provides data on Uber rides. The tool works for all of the different Uber types, cities, and coverage areas.
Here Are the Features Our Tool Provides Users:
1. Uber Ride Fare Estimator
The first, and most obvious, section of our Uber price estimator widget is the “Estimator” section. This section allows users to get real-time Uber fare estimates directly from any page that the widget is embedded in.
Say, for example, I am visiting Chicago and want to get an Uber fare estimate from the Willis Tower to the Navy Pier. I would simply set my destination as Willis Tower as the starting point, then set the Navy Pier as the dropoff location.
From there, the widget generates a simple and easy-to-understand estimate for your Uber trip packed with all the data you will need, including a ride fare estimate, car types available, pickup time, route time, and much more.
2. City-Based Prices for Uber
The next tab over within our widget is a feature we call “City-Based Pricing,” and is the newest addition to our fare calculator. Within this section, you will find current Uber types and pricing available for any city you search. We’ve heard that users often use this to compare taxi vs Uber prices, which honestly I never thought of until somebody emailed me to thank me for the tool.
Simply enter the desired city and then view the results that pop up. If a city has multiple Uber car options, you can cycle through them by clicking the arrow to the right of the car.
3. Popular Estimates
You can view the most popular and recent Uber fare estimates that other users are getting by clicking on the Popular tab in the very right-hand side of the widget. This really doesn’t help you calculate your own ride, but it is a fun way to see the most popular pickup locations and destinations.
A Tutorial on How to Use the Estimator for Your Site
We made this fare estimator very simple to put on your own site and designed it with both Uber users and bloggers in mind. If you run a blog, you’ve likely embedded things before, but we created a step-by-step guide for those who haven’t.
Here are the three easy steps it takes to embed our estimator widget into your blog:
1. Visit the Widget Generator Page
To start, visit the Uber fare estimate widget generator page. You can find the page here.
When you visit the link you should see something that looks like the following image:
You’ll need to change the settings to what will make the most sense for your site. Explaining all of the above settings is beyond the scope of this article; we recommend talking to your web developer or site administrator if you have any questions.
Once you’ve chosen the settings you want, you can view a preview of the widget by clicking “Preview Widget”:
You’ll then be able to see a preview like the one below:
2. Generate the Widget Code
Assuming you’re happy with the preview, the next step is to generate the widget code. To do this, click on the button that says “Generate Widget Code”:
Clicking this button will generate embed code similar to the following:
3. Add the Widget Code to Your Site
Now that you have the code, the final step is to copy and paste it into your site. To copy the code, just click and drag in the box until you’ve highlighted everything:
Then, copy the code and paste it in the appropriate place on your site.
If you have any questions about embedding the widget into your page, feel free to reach out and contact us. We are more than happy to help get it up and running for you. Alternatively, you can talk to your web developer, who can help you find the appropriate place to add the code.
What Does Uber Cost in Different Cities?
We think it is pretty fun to use this tool to look around the world and see how Uber fare prices vary from city to city, depending on where you live. There are a lot of different factors that go into the price structure, and they vary throughout the entire world.
We’ve used the widget for pricing research many times before, and it is hands down our favorite use for this. So, if you’re curious, here are the cheapest and most expensive cities for Uber, according to data from our fare estimate tool. These rankings all assume you’re taking an UberX, as it’s the most widely available Uber service. Obviously, taking a service like UberBLACK will make things even more expensive.
Cheapest Uber Cities
Here are the cities around the globe that have the cheapest Uber prices. Many of these cities are in countries where economies are still developing and there’s a large need to move people to and from wherever they happen to be going. These cities likely have a lot of drivers available, bringing the prices down substantially from other cities where drivers are in high demand.
- Kuala Lumpur
- Johor Bahru
Most Expensive Uber Cities
On the contrary, while prices are very low in areas with heavy driver supply and lesser passenger demand, there are many cities that fall on the other side of the scale, where drivers are sparse and riders demand is high. This pushes the price sky high and occurs in the following cities:
- The Hamptons
- New Jersey (Shore)
- Florida Keys
- New York City
Uber Estimate Tips and Tricks
Looking to make the most out of our Uber fare calculator? We built this tool with you in mind. Take a look at a few tips and tricks to make getting Uber estimates easier than ever.
1. Share Your Route
Did you know that our Uber Fare Estimator widget stores the route you generate so you can come back to it at a later time, or share it with your friends?
While the widget displays all the basic information, you can get a full breakdown of the ride, complete with map and in-depth details, by clicking on the URL generated within the details page of the widget. You can access this page any time, which is a fun way to share ride details with friends going to the same event or place as you.
We have found this to be an incredibly popular feature during concerts and music festivals, as well as corporate events such as sales meetings and conferences.
2. Auto-Populate Destinations
The auto-populating feature of our estimator helps you out if you don’t know an address, or even exactly what you’re looking for when you search for an estimate. We tied our widget into Google Maps to make searches easier and more efficient. This gives you unprecedented access to Google’s immense database, making populating starting and ending points easy. Search for an exact address, or simply by name. Wherever you are trying to go, we’ve got you covered.
Our Calculator vs. the Competition
If you’ve ever tried looking up Uber fare pricing information, you’ve likely come across some of our competitors. I’m not going to name any names, but do a quick search and you will see myriad competitors with similar widgets and functions similar to ours. But don’t be fooled, there are quite a few differences that set our estimator apart.
First, we tried to make out widget all inclusive. This makes getting estimates, seeing city-specific Uber pricing, and viewing popular destinations and fare quotes very simple and intuitive. While you may have to spend a bit looking around their sites for all of these different links and resources, we incorporated them all into one single widget.
Second, we make it easy to embed our widget into any page. By providing simple and easy-to-use HTML code, the process of embedding our estimator widget into your site takes only minutes, and anybody can do it. In addition, we are here to help through the entire process, which is something that many of our competitors cannot claim.
Third, our data is as accurate as we can possibly get. We’ve seen many other fare estimators pop up recently, but many are not simple or even accurate for that matter. Our widget ties directly into the Uber API, whereas many others just input their own data and just let the estimator sit idle. We update our widget and tools as much as possible, meaning you will have access to the most current data.
Now It’s Your Turn
Now that you’ve learned all about our Uber Fare Estimator widget, go out there and get fare estimates today! And as we said, if you need help embedding it or implementing it into your site, we’re here to help. Just shoot us an email and we will be more than happy to walk you through the process.