Uber wins this round. Starting today at 4:30pm, you can buy unlimited passes for UberPool during commuter hours, and we did the math for you: It’s exactly $37.60 less than an unlimited MetroCard. That doesn’t even take into account how much nicer it is to take an Uber than sweat it out on the subway in the summer.
Giving Lyft a run for its money for the cheapest rides in the city, Uber now has unlimited passes for two weeks ($49), four weeks ($79) or eight weeks ($159), from now through September, in a partnership with Gilt. The passes are valid for Uber’s $5 UberPool commuter rides during 7–10am and 5–8pm on weekdays, to any destination for an Uber ride below 125th Street in Manhattan.
And it gets even better and cheaper—if you use a friend’s referral on Gilt, you get an extra $25 off. Not a bad deal for a chauffeured drive home every day.