Justin Sullivan/ Getty
June 09, 2015

In most major cities in America, ride share services are a widely used method of transportation. And, considering the alternative of walking or maneuvering your own vehicle through busy city streets, most travelers are happy to pay for the extra cost of hiring a service.

But, with new options like Uber and Lyft continuously breaking into the market—all claiming to be the most reliable and least expensive service—the choice can be overwhelming.

Enter Taxifarefinder.com and its fare calculator RideGuru: it looked at four major ride share options and broke down the most economical choice in 10 major U.S. cities. The comparison looks at the cost for a 4-5 miles ride without taking into consideration surge pricing, weather or traffic. The results? It completely depends on where you are. See the full breakdown below:

More good reads from T+L:
Uber is Shutting Down in East Hampton
10 Airports You Really Want to Avoid This Summer
Best Places to Travel in 2015

You May Like