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In Australia, there are six applications similar to Uber

apps like uber in australia

In Australia, there are six applications similar to Uber that you should use for a ride.

- These applications may offer the transportation you need if you
 find Uber's costs too high, can't find a driver in your region, or are simply looking for some inexpensive (or potentially free) rides with an alternative ridesharing service.

- Alternatively, if you haven't used Uber before, you can use this first-time credit code to try it out.


1. DiDi 

- DiDi, a Chinese commuter ridesharing app, debuted in Melbourne in June 2018 and swiftly extended to other Australian cities.

- DiDi is one of the major cab hailing services in Asia, Australia, and South America, with over 31 million drivers and 550 million customers worldwide. Because its users are so loyal, Uber could only enter the Chinese market by merging with it. You can arrange taxis and private automobiles with DiDi.

- Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Newcastle, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Geelong, and the Sunshine Coast are all places to visit.

- DiDi has a pricing structure that is comparable to Uber in Melbourne, but at a lower cost. Its minimum fare is $6.98 (vs. $7.50 for Uber) and its time fare is 30 cents per minute (vs. 35 cents for Uber). Its standard rate is $1.98 (against $2 for Uber), and it charges $1.08 for the first 7 kilometres. After then, it reduces to $0.98 cents. The mileage cost charged by Uber is $1.10. Uber charges $10 for cancellations and $6 for changes.

- Benefits: DiDi is about 10% less expensive than Uber. It also offers a significant $20 referral bonus to anyone who spreads the word about the programme. In most locations, it's also offering 50% off rides for the first month. Until April 15, 2020, you may enjoy 50% off rides in Sydney.


2 - Ola, number two

Ola, India's most popular ridesharing service, launched in Australia in early 2018 and has been aggressively expanding since then. It is now accessible in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Canberra, and aims to give low-cost, high-quality rides.

- Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Canberra are the locations.

- Cost: Ola and Uber have a similar pricing structure. Our comparison may be seen here.

- Benefits: When Ola launches in a new city, it gives launch fares as well as first-time rider discounts.


3 - GoCatch 

With the GoCatch app, you can book a rideshare, taxi, or taxi van in minutes and even earn Qantas points.

- One of Uber's main competitors is GoCatch. It lets you hire taxis and private drivers, and unlike Uber, it doesn't impose surge pricing during peak demand periods.

- Where: Throughout the states of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Adelaide, and Perth.

- Cost: Because it does not have surge pricing, it may be less expensive than Uber.

- Benefits: New riders are eligible for a free ride credit. GoCatch also guarantees that there will be no surge rates and that overall fares would be lower.


4 - Scooti 

- Scooti is the newest ride-sharing firm to hit the market. The company claims to be quick, cost-effective, and carbon-neutral while providing rides as a motorcycle passenger.

- Because it's still new, it's only available in Melbourne and Sydney, and only between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 p.m.

- Where: Melbourne and Sydney (within a 10-kilometer radius of Melbourne Town Hall) (south of the Harbour Bridge).

- Scooti promises to be less expensive than other ride-sharing services, although the price is not published online.

- Benefits: Rides are less likely to become trapped in traffic, are carbon-neutral, and are less expensive than competing ride-sharing services.


Shebah is number five.

- Shebah, the world's first and only all-woman rideshare company, aims to provide safe and secure trips for women, by women. Men are not permitted to ride shotgun, whereas women, women with children, and men travelling with children are permitted to ride.

- It's also the only ridesharing service that enables unaccompanied children to ride in the cars and provides kid seats and booster seats if necessary.

- Where: Australia-wide

- The minimum fare is $11.66.

- Benefits: The only rideshare service that can transport unaccompanied children, enhanced security for female customers, and accommodations for families with small children.


6 - HOP 

- HOP is an Australian company that employs Hertz rental cars, similar to Uber.

- HOP, the newest kid on the block, helps drivers by paying them better rates than Uber and not charging them exorbitant commissions. Drivers are also not need to possess a vehicle because Hertz provides vehicles for as little as $6 per hour.

- Where: Sydney's eastern suburbs.

- The cost is 40% less than taxis.

- Benefits: Vehicles must be less than 18 months old, and drivers must pass background checks and have their driving records reviewed.


Are you planning a trip outside of Australia?

There are many of rideshare services available around the world. Here's a rundown of some of the most well-known localised ones from around the world:

- Grab: If you're in Southeast Asia, Grab has one of the most extensive taxi, ridesharing, and coach networks. Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines all have it.

- Lyft: Lyft is an American company that was founded in San Francisco and provides rides all over the country.

- Easy Taxi connects passengers with cabs using an easy-to-use app that is available in 30 countries and 420 locations. It mostly serves North and South America, but Hong Kong, Jordan, Egypt, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Vietnam are also served.

- BlaBlaCar is a modern carpooling app that connects drivers on their daily commute with riders on comparable routes, allowing them to share their spare seats. It's available in the UK, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, the Netherlands, Turkey, Russia, Brazil, India, and Mexico, among other nations.

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