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UberX vs Uber Black (Uber Premier)

We compare UberX and Uber Premier so you can see the differences in black and white.

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UberX is Uber's most economical ride, offering vehicles like Toyota Corollas while Uber Premier offers a more luxurious (and costly) ride in vehicles such as the Mercedes Benz E-Class.

That's the long and short of the differences. If you're still undecided about which one to ride with, we compare everything from car types and passenger capacities to fees to give you a better idea of each before you decide to ride away with it.

What is UberX and what are its approved vehicles?

UberX is an on-demand, private ride service for one to four people. It boasts the lowest fares of any private Uber ride service. It uses modern, comfortable sedan vehicles and drivers who are at least 21 years old and have passed a background check.

Expect vehicles like Toyota Corollas, Nissan Pulsars and Honda Civics. See a full breakdown of vehicles below.


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What is Uber Premier and what are its approved vehicles?

Uber Premier is a private ride service with more than a touch of luxury. Drivers are professional and dress to impress. Uber Premier is the perfect transport option for business or a special occasion.

As the name suggests, all cars are black and must be from Uber’s short list of high-end, modern vehicles.

Expect vehicles like Chryslers, Mercedes Benz E-Classes and Teslas. See a full breakdown of vehicles below.


How much does each service cost?

Being Uber's most economical ride, UberX is much cheaper than Uber Premier. We compare prices based on services in Sydney so you can see just how much more Uber Premier costs. These fares vary by city across Australia.

FeesUberXUber Premier
Base fare$2.50$5.50
Per minute$0.40$0.88
Per kilometre$1.45$3.19
Minimum fare$9$15
Cancellation fee$10$10

Where in Australia are UberX and Uber Premier available?

StateUberXUber Premier
NSWyesyes
VICyesyes
ACTyesNo
QLDyesyes
WAyesyes
TASyesNo
NTNoNo
SAyesyes

UberX vs Uber Premier: Features compared

FeatureUberXUber Premier
Can it fit luggage?YesYes
Does it have baby car seats?NoNo
Can it take bikes?At the discretion of the driverAt the discretion of the driver
Is it shared with other passengers?NoNo
How many passengers can it fit?Up to fourAt least four, depending on the vehicle

Are UberX and Uber Premier worth it?

UberX and Uber Premier are both reliable private ride options that typically out-compete their rivals such as taxi, shuttle and chauffeur companies.

If price is your main concern, UberX is your best option. The rates are low, your ride usually arrives sooner than if you had called a taxi and the experience is more pleasant, with many drivers throwing in extras such as free water or snacks.

Uber Premier ramps things up, offering an on-demand luxury experience at a very competitive price.

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