If you’re looking for real-time ride pricing, you’ll love our very own Uber fare estimator widget below.
It’s a really easy and simple tool to use, and provides 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, Rideshareapps, and many more.
The process is very simple. all you have to do is copy the code below into your site, then you will have a functioning fare calculator widget that shows up within your page.
What Is The Uber Fare Estimator Widget?
Our Uber Fare Estimator widget is a 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. The tool provides advanced data based on the beginning and ending destination users input, and includes shareable links and details for those trips. Our tool leverages the following features:
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 within any page that the widget is embedded in. Whether you are trying to figure out how far your new Uber user promo code will get you, or simply budgeting for a work trip, our tool makes it easy to get real-time, accurate Uber pricing.
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 in the starting point, then set the Navy Pier in the destination point. From there, the widget generates a simple and easy to understand estimate 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 and told me thanks 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 green 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 what people are searching for and where they might be going.
Here’s How to Use The Estimator For Your Site (Tutorial)
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:
Copy the Uber Fare Estimator Widget embed code
The first thing you will need to do is copy the embed code for our Uber price estimate widget from above. It is directly below the tool embedded in this page. Copy everything from the embedded github gist box without changing anything.
Pasting the Embed Code
After you copy the code to your clipboard, navigate to the page you want to embed the widget in.
** Please note***
Paste the code into the Text editor tab rather than the Visual tab. If you don’t place it in the Text tab, it won’t show up properly.
Once you publish the page, you should see an Uber ride fare calculator widget appear in the desired page. That’s all there is to it!
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.
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 where you live. There are a lot of different factors that go into the price structure, and they widely vary throughout the entire world.
We’ve used the widget for pricing research many times before, and it is hands down out favorite use for this. So, if you’re curious, here are cheapest and most expensive cities for Uber, according to uberestimator.com.
Cheapest Uber Cities
Here are the cities around the globe that have the cheapest Uber prices. Many of these cities fall into 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.
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
- Ho Chi Minh City
- Kuala Lumpur
Uber Estimate Tips & 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 the is 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-populating destinations
Our 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.
Ours vs Competitors
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 a myriad of competitors with similar widgets and functions similar to ours. But don’t be fooled, there are quite a few differences that sets our estimator apart.
First, we tried to make out widget all inclusive. This makes getting estimates, 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 possible 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 latest and most current data, no matter what.
Uber Fare Estimator Widget Updates
We are proud to introduce updates to our app as we add them. We recently upgraded our widget, and as of March 2017, users are now enjoying expanded features and a better-looking and designed widget. As a part of our most recent update, we included the functionality for users to no longer have to embed a new code every time we make updates. Now the widget will be updated within the background, and site owners can set it and forget it.
Our latest round of updates include:
- Rebranded the widget for a custom logo
- Made the width responsive, set at 100% of pixel ratio
- Introduced new color scheme for entire widget
- Reworded text to be easier to understand and more user-friendly
- Added live SURGE map to every city and quote
- Reworked Popular tab to include more accurate data
- Updated backend to make widget more reactive and responsive
- Added social sharing functions for sharing with friends
In short, this latest round of updates completely overhauled our entire widget, and we are very happy with the result. We hope that because of our updated design and functionality, users will find the widget easier to use, understand, and share. If you have any questions, or notice any bugs, feel free to get a hold of us and let us know!
Now Its Your Turn
Now that you’ve learned all about our Uber Fare Estimator widget, get out there and use it! 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.