FILE - This Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 file photo taken in Newark, N.J., shows smart phones displaying Uber car availability in New York. The ride-hailing app expects this New Year’s Eve to be its busiest night ever. Due to such high demand, and because it can, Uber is bringing back its surge pricing, a boon to drivers and a bane to passengers. Fares can increase by as much as sevenfold during the busiest time, which Uber says will be between 12:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

FILE - This Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 file photo taken in Newark, N.J., shows smart phones displaying Uber car availability in New York. The ride-hailing app expects this New Year’s Eve to be its busiest night ever. Due to such high demand, and because ... it can, Uber is bringing back its surge pricing, a boon to drivers and a bane to passengers. Fares can increase by as much as sevenfold during the busiest time, which Uber says will be between 12:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.(AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File) (The Associated Press)

Uber prices to surge New Year's Eve, but there are other options depending on where you live

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New Year's Eve: It's the day to overpay for everything from that glass of flat Champagne to the impossibly high heels you'll wear just once, to — once again — that ride from Uber.

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The ride-hailing app expects this New Year's Eve to be its busiest night ever. Due to high demand — and because it can — Uber is bringing back surge pricing, a boon to its drivers but a bane to passengers. Fares can increase sevenfold during the busiest hours between 12:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.

There are other options depending on where you live, however, in addition to public transportation or just staying home. Upstart rivals are seeking to undercut Uber on price and there's even a company offering to drive you home in your own car.