The metric of warp products $F\times_f B$ is fiber independent. It means that if $(x,a),(y,b)\in F\times_f B$ and $(x',a),(y',b)\in F'\times_f B$ then $$|x-y|_F=|x'-y'|_F \ \ \ \Rightarrow\ \ \ |(x,a)-(y,b)| _{F\times_f B} = |(x',a)-(y',b)| _{F\times_f B}$$ If I remember right, this statement is due to S. Alexander and R. Bishop.
If you apply this to parabolic cone, you get a nice formula for distances, which depent only on $|x-y|_F$ and two real values $a$ and $b$.