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Hail a cab or Uber or Lyft? We compare prices

Posted at 6:49 PM, Dec 31, 2015

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are considered one of the most dangerous holidays of the year.  Law enforcement will be out tonight looking for drunk drivers.

To avoid a DUI and keep roads safe this holiday we examined how much it costs to hail a ride in Pima County. 

A 16-mile trip is about $32 with VIP Taxi.
Flag drop - $2.75
Each additional mile - $1.95 per mile
Coupons - 10 + $2 off | 25 + -- $5 off

Yellow Cab is about $37.
Flag drop - $2.75
Each additional mile -- $2.20 per mile

Discount Cab is $37.
Flag Drop - $2.95
Additional Mile - $2.25
Transit app -- $10 off next ride using code DC10

The estimated standard rideshare fare with Lyft is $32. 
Base Fare -- $1.45
$.16 per minute
+ $1.25 per mile
$1.55 Trust and Service Fee

Round trip fare with Uber is just under $31.
Base Fare -- $1.45
$0.16 per minute
+ $1.25 per mile
+ $1.60 Safe Rides Fee

However, to meet the holiday demand, riders with Uber can expect double or triple the costs during peak hours.

Lyft caps the amount at 2 times the standard fare.

Still a bargain, considering the alternative- legal fees and possible jail time.