Recently I’ve been trying to compare the fare difference between Uber and Lyft. Mostly within Washington, D.C. so your experience may vary from city to city.
However, on various occasions, taking Lyft is DOUBLE the price of an Uber ride.
Two days ago I took a trip from DCA to my apartment in downtown Silver Spring. Uber was approximately $23 while Lyft was $44. The traffic level was about the same (late night) and there was no fare hike (surge) to keep drivers on the road.
You may have received a promotional email or notification about Lyft’s 50% off rides during weekdays recently. To be honest, the 50% discount puts Lyft at the same price of Uber. It is hardly a discount at all!
In my opinion, I find Uber drivers to drive newer and cleaner cars than Lyft drivers. Again, your experience may obviously vary.
In sum, the 50% weekday discount offered by Lyft is not competitive in nature at all. Uber remains, at least in DC, the better choice.
Have you had a similar experience?