It’s not just you, Uber and Lyft rides are more expensive. Tips to keep costs down., warns USA TODAY


As a woman in New York City, Shweta Garg used to prefer using Ubers or Lyfts to get around town.

“I felt safer, especially at night or going to the airport with my stuff,” she told USA TODAY. “I was always the Uber Pool person.”

But now, Garg said rides are far too expensive for ride-hailing services to be an option. During a July trip from her home in the financial district to John F. Kennedy International Airport (about 20 miles), Garg was stunned to find Lyft asking for more than $250 for the 45-minute trip that used to cost her less than $70. Uber wasn’t much better, pricing out the trip at over $100.

She opted to take the AirTrain tram to the airport (which cost her less than $15) and a taxi ride back home when she returned (which cost about $90 including tip). Garg said Uber and Lyft fares have gotten bad enough that she can’t remember the last time she used their apps.

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