Why book a taxi, when you can book a black car at almost the same cost? Before Uber arrived in San Diego, we paid for black car service because we like the comfort, reliability, and relatively stress-free experience. We also don’t like hassling with cash or credit cards at the end of the ride, which is not an issue when you have an account with a black car service–or Uber.
How Uber Works
It’s very, very easy. Uber sources high-end sedans and SUVs and provides them to you at a discount.
- Download the Uber app to your smart phone.
- Sign up via the app or online and enter your credit card information.
- When you’re ready to ride, open the Uber app.
- GPS will spot where you are and tell you have far away your closest ride is.
- When you’re ready, click to summon your ride.
- At the end, your credit card is automatically billed and a receipt is sent to your email.
- Don’t tip your driver–that’s included in your rate.
The only drawback is that you can’t schedule your car in advance. Uber is strictly on-demand.
How Much Does Uber Cost
The big car is an SUV, which in my experience is a bit hard to come by. They are working on it, however. The smaller car is a sedan.
Start with this fare
Speed over 11mph
Speed at or below 11mph
Sure, there are flat fee rates, too. From La Jolla to SAN, it’s $50 including tip. That’s 35% cheaper than our normal black car service and within just a few dollars of a cab. A taxi from my house on Mt Soledad to downtown La Jolla is $20 including tip, sometimes a little more. That’s about as much as Uber, which is a much nicer ride.
This Valentine’s Day, Uber San Diego Brings You…On-Demand Roses Delivered By Barbershop Quartets!
This year for Valentine’s Day, San Diego has you covered! We have the perfect way to show your fun, creative and romantic side without breaking the bank! It’s not about what you give for Valentine’s Day, it’s the thought behind the gift that makes it memorable. By requesting on-demand roses delivered by Barbershop Quartets, you will leave a lasting impression your sweetheart will always remember.
How much does it cost?
For just $75 you get:
- A bundle of Fresh Red Roses
- One Song from a real Barbershop Quartet!
- Personalized Valentine’s Card
- Uber Awesome Swag Bag
- Memories to Last a Lifetime!
How do I request?
- From 9:00 am – 6:00 pm PST, the Barbershop Quartets will be romancing (city name) in black cars & SUVs.
- You can request an on-demand rose delivered by a Barbershop Quartet right from your Uber app.
- Set the location you want the gift to be delivered.
- You’ll receive an ETA and be able to communicate with the driver delivering the gift.
- The Barbershop Quartet will arrive to your desired location, deliver a rose & perform a love song for your sweetie!
- After the song, your loved one will also receive a special personalized card & an Uber awesome swag bag. Not to mention a kick ass experience that they’ll brag about to their friends!
Let Jimmy Fallon do the talking…or singing rather!
* Jimmy Fallon not included
** On-demand roses delivered by Barbershop Quartets are not guaranteed. Limited availability.
Get A $10 Uber Credit
Sign up for Uber using this link to receive a $10 credit (I get a $10 credit, too). You’ll love it.