Uber Ride Options


Many of you have ridden Uber by now!  Uber has become a verb and a noun!  You already know that Uber is an on-demand ride sharing service, but what you might not know are the differences between the many types of Uber rides that you can request across the world.  There are different Uber varieties in different parts of the world and it can get confusing!

The main levels of Uber service are: UberX, UberXL, UberPOOL, UberPlus/UberSELECT, UberBLACK and UberSUV. Each is a different type level service for different types of customers, so make sure you know what you’re getting before you Uber over to your destination.


UberX: The least expensive Uber service available.  UberX seats 4 Uber riders.  Drivers use everyday cars that are 2000 or newer.

UberXL: A slightly more expensive option for those traveling with more Uber passengers.  UberXL will seat at least 6 passengers.  An UberXL car will be an SUV or a Minivan.  Remember that this will be a higher fare price than UberX.

UberPOOL: A new Uber option available in cities like Austin, Boston, New York City, Paris and San Francisco, UberPOOL allows you to share your ride and split the cost of your trip with another Uber rider headed in the same direction.  Uber reports that the average time added to an UberPOOL trip is less than five minutes.  This is a very cost effective option for UberX riders.  A maximum of 2 Uber passengers is permitted per UberPOOL ride.

UberPLUS/UberSELECT: A luxury sedan that seats up to 4 riders. Expect a BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, etc with a leather interior.  This Uber option is a luxurious step above UberX, yet in most cases it still won’t break the bank.  If you want to ride casually in style, UberPLUS or UberSELECT is the right Uber car service for you.

UberBLACK: Uber’s executive luxury service.  This was the original Uber service, and the drivers drive commercially registered and insured livery vehicles, typically a black luxury sedan.  This Uber option seats up to 4 passengers.  Naturally, the fare for Black Car is higher than UberX. It caters to wealthier users, business people, celebrities, and Uber users who are willing to spend a little extra for a special occasion.

UberSUV: Similar to UberBLACK, except now you can bring along up to 6 passengers into the same luxury Uber ride.


Other Uber services: UberTaxi can allow you to use the Uber app to hail and pay for a licensed taxi cab. This Uber option is only available in a certain US cities.

Still need to try Uber?  A new Uber account free ride promo code that is valid for all new Uber users is uberFREERIDENEW.  Just click here and you will be able to sign-up for an Uber account free ride credit.