[By Alison DeNisco Rayome]

You’re on vacation, at a conference, being responsible after a night out or don’t have a car, and need to get a ride. If you’re like me, you have two apps on your phone for this very purpose: Uber and Lyft. But how do you choose which ride-hailing service to use at any given time?

Uber and Lyft are ride-hailing apps that operate in largely the same way: Open the app, type in the address you want to go to, select the type of ride you want to take (single, shared, or upgraded to a luxury car) and see the cost, and confirm. You’ll be able to see where your driver is and when they’re going to arrive. But there are a few differences between the two services in terms of pricing, safety features, subscription options and rewards.

Here’s what you need to know about each service before you choose which one to use.