A man said he woke up in the middle of a 300-mile Uber ride from West Virginia to New Jersey after a night out with friends. The 21-year-old guy racked up a $1,635.93 Uber fare after a night partying with friends from high school in Morgantown, West Virginia. The driver took him to his home in New Jersey rather than where he was staying near West Virginia University’s campus. Kenny Bachman said he fell asleep and woke up about two hours into the trip.
… The Uber charge included a $3.94 base fare, a $2.35 booking fee, $696.95 for distance and $115.90 for time. Bachman’s ride was more expensive because he unintentionally ordered an UberXL, which features vehicles that can hold up to six passengers and costs more than the traditional UberX. Each charge, except for the booking fee also was doubled due to surge pricing. The ride would have cost $819.14 under normal pricing.