Uber launches uberX in Cape Town: more choice, lower prices and FREE LONG WEEKEND


Cape Town, 12 June 2014: Uber, an international smartphone app that seamlessly connects riders with a private driver, has launched its low-cost option uberX in Cape Town today alongside the high-end UberBLACK service which has been available since October last year.

Anthony le Roux, General Manager for Uber Cape Town, says: “We are thrilled to launch uberX in Cape Town today. This new service means that you can now enjoy the seamlessness, efficiency and safety of Uber at an extremely affordable price. This service will revolutionise the way Capetonians go about their daily lives. Our vision is that uberX will be so affordable and efficient that the need for car ownership in the city will soon become a thing of the past.”

Two of Uber’s most loyal riders, internationally acclaimed musical group Goldfish, were the very first riders of uberX in Cape Town this morning. They also kicked off the free long weekend, where new and existing users can enjoy FREE uberX rides from now until 23h00 on Monday 16 June.

The Uber app will still provide the cashless, transparent service Capetonians love. Uber riders will still be able to see their driver’s photo, name, registration and rating the moment their request is made, and will have access to a live GPS-enabled map throughout their journey.

To request a ride, users must download the free application for Android, iPhone, Blackberry 7, or sign up at uber.com/app.

To take advantage of the free period, users need to enter the promocode UBERXCT when they sign up or log in.

What to expect when you request a ride:

  Pricing Price Example:

CTICC to Airport

Price Example:

UCT to Long Street

Car types
uberX Base Fare: R5

Minimum Fare: R20

Fare per km: R7

Fare per Min: R0.70

R140 R60 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Avanza

uberBLACK Base Fare: R15

Minimum Fare: R50

Fare per km: R11

Fare per Min: R1.10

R240 R110 Mercedes C-Class;

Audi A4;

BMW 3 Series

Uber launches uberX in Cape Town.

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