The ultimate showdown: Uber vs the Night Tube


This Friday brings a day we never thought would come: the beginning of the Night Tube. For many of us, it will herald the dawn of a new era.

You can go out for as long as you want, without worrying about a hideously long night bus or overpriced Uber fare - what a luxury!

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However, deep down, some of us know that drunk us won't always want to get the Tube after a night out. Drunk us is a peculiar being: a lot needier and more of a diva than sober us.

So we've decided to get down to the nitty gritty of it: What is the difference in cost between hopping on the Night Tube or calling an Uber?

We've calculated the Uber fares at the standard rate, but bear in mind if you're looking to order one at a peak time (such as when bars close) it's highly likely that surcharges will apply.


The Victoria and Central lines are initially starting up the Night Tube, so we've compared the routes from one end of each line to the other, and also some common journeys that you might be making in the wee hours of the morning.

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