Uber’s prices skyrocketed after SF’s Outside Lands festival

It’s an age-old tale – a music festival is over and people have to go home. Unfortunately, that trip of a few miles to your apartment almost always ends up being a nightmare.

To try to alleviate the travel apocalypse, Outside Lands is offering additional MUNI service throughout the festival, with additional buses along the 5R Fulton bus north of Golden Gate Park, and more service along the line N-Judah light rail south of the park. . However, despite these additional reinforcements, other bus routes such as the 38 Geary were overwhelmed shortly after the festival ended.

Cycling is the easiest way to get to and from the festival, and Outside Lands offers ample bike parking near the entrances.

The VTC pick-up point north of Golden Gate Park during Outside Lands.

The VTC pick-up point north of Golden Gate Park during Outside Lands.

Dan Kind

If you dared to hire a ride-sharing company after the festival, dedicated pick-up areas a few blocks from Fulton and Judah tried to ease the logistical burden, but even so, you probably suffered a serious shock. of stickers.

Until about 9 p.m., prices remained fairly reasonable by 2022 standards, with a short trip to the Lower Haight costing around $20 and a trip to Oakland costing $45.

However, as dueling headliners SZA, Phoebe Bridgers and Disclosure started going out at 10 p.m., prices skyrocketed, with that same 4-mile trip to Lower Haight costing $62 and that trip Oakland at $140. A ride to North Beach was approaching $80. and the cost of trips to more remote areas of San Francisco like Mission Bay or Glen Park hit nearly triple digits, topping $90.

A screenshot of rideshare fares on the first night of Outside Lands.

A screenshot of rideshare fares on the first night of Outside Lands.


Dan Kind

A screenshot of rideshare fares on the first night of Outside Lands.

A screenshot of rideshare fares on the first night of Outside Lands.


Dan Kind

Rideshare prices jumped after Outside Lands. Credit: Dan Gentile

So if you’re planning on hailing a ride the next few nights, unfortunately it would be best to skip the encore of this headliner.

MORE COVERAGE OF OUTER LANDS:

– Everything you need to know before heading to the outer lands of SF

— The best photos from the first day of Outside Lands

– What it’s like to be the only Bay Area rapper to play Outside Lands

— The best bands to see at the Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco

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