Starting from next week, Uber passengers travelling from/to the Sydney CBD and Kingsford Smith will find themselves a bit more out-of-pocket, with the private car service ditching its flat rate for the journey.
As David Flynn at Australian Business Traveller writes, the $65 and $75 prices for Sydney’s domestic and international terminals respectively will be gone as of 13 April. The article goes on to mention that a price hike is in the works for Uber’s more expensive offerings, including Luxe and Uber Black.
If you’re wondering what the trip will cost you come Monday, Flynn has kindly done the numbers:
The Uber wesbite estimates that a ride from Bridge Street in the Sydney CBD to Sydney Airport’s domestic Qantas or Virgin Australia terminals will now cost as much as $73 if you call an Uber Black town car, or up to $96 in an Uber Lux or Uber SUV vehicle. A trip to the T1 international terminal comes in only slightly higher, ranging from $75 to $97.
In response to the increases, Uber told AusBT they should promote “higher vehicle standards” and availability. That remains to be seen, of course.