Uber launches luxury premium car option in Nairobi

UberSELECT: A choice for special occasions

Uber has introduced a premium car option in Nairobi that will offer those in need of high end rides for special occasions an option to ride in style without breaking the bank.

UberSELECT will provide an option for a safe, comfortable and reliable ride – for all special occasions. The cars will be driven by experienced and highly-rated driver-partners to ensure that riders always get an unforgettable trip experience

The new offering will exist alongside uberX, which remains available for everyday trips and errands.

UberSELECT  & UberX Pricing Compared

  uberX UberSELECT
Base Fare KES 80 KES 100
Per Kilometer KES 33.60 KES 43
Per Minute KES 2.40 KES 4
Minimum Fare KES 200 KES 300
Cancellation Fee KES 200 KES 200

What can you expect from UberSELECT?

  • Newer, comfortable car models including 7 seater sedans
  • Highly-rated driver-partners

How to request UberSELECT?

  • Open the Uber app and enter your destination
  • Tap the UberSELECT option
  • Confirm your choice

Uber Steps up Competition with Lower UberX Fares

uberX in Nairobi just became even more affordable!

Uber have announced new rates for UberX in Nairobi that are expected to help customers save 35% on their fares.

The announcement is seen as a move to counter competition following the launch of LittleCab by Safaricom and Craft Silicon.


Old uberX New uberX
Base KES 100 KES 100
Per Minute KES 4 KES 3
Per KM KES 60 KES 35
Cancellation KES 200 KES 200
Minimum KES 300 KES 200


Old uberX New uberX
KICC to Nyayo Stadium KES 300 KES 200
Times Tower to UN (Gigiri) KES 800 KES 500
State House to JKIA KES 1300 KES 850