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Best Mobile Apps to Help You Get a Taxi from Anywhere, at Anytime

Best Taxi Apps on Mobile to Help You Anywhere at Anytime - Christopher Jan Benitez

One of the biggest problems that travellers and tourist deal with is transportation.

If you plan your entire trip ahead of time, you may book your ride using Taxi Singapore, BookCab.in, and Cabubble, among others.

But if you book your travels minutes before takeoff, you need a more efficient way to secure your transportation.

Taxi cabs don’t have the best reputation when it comes to providing the most convenient experience.

This is the reason why taxi apps are created – to provide passengers an easier and safer way to get a cab regardless of time and place.

Below is a list of the best mobile apps to help you get a taxi.

Uber

This app lets you request, ride, and pay for a cab ride using your smartphone.

After entering the location where the taxi will fetch you, a taxi driver will confirm your request. Once approved, you will see a GPS map and the estimated time of arrival of the driver. This way, you don’t have to wonder where the driver  is at the moment when he will arrive.

You can also choose from uberX, taxi, black private car, SUV, and luxury vehicles to fetch and bring you to your location.

Other features of the app include:

  • Fare Quote – shows you the estimated cost of your fare before placing your request on the app
  • Split Fare – split the cab payment with other Uber users
  • Share ETA – generate text message to people expecting you at your destination to inform them of your ETA

Uber operates in more than 40 countries and is still expanding. Here is list of cities they serve.

goCatch

The most popular Australian taxi app lets you book a taxi driver to fetch you by entering your location and destination. Upon arriving at your destination, you can pay your fare using your credit card, PayPal, or cash.

The app can be download on your Android, iPhone, Blackberry, and Windows phone.

Lyft

Like Uber, Lyft offers safe, easy, and affordable taxi booking service using your phone.

What separates Lyft from other taxi apps is the Lyft Line feature. This lets you share a ride with people taking the same route as you on a regular basis and split the fare with them.

Another unique feature is the Lyft Plus, which lets you book a vehicle good for six people. This is perfect if you have lots of luggage or want you and your friends to ride the same car instead of breaking up going to your destination.

GrabTaxi

Use this app if you are travelling in Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia. Easy to book a taxi whenever, wherever! Shows ETA and GPS location of taxi driver who accepted your request, as well as estimated travel fare.

GetTaxi

The app will get you a black cab in London with just a tap of a button on your phone. If you don’t have any cash with you, pay the cab using the app and receive the receipt from your email. Unlike other taxi apps, there are no hidden charges and booking fees when getting a cab using GetTaxi.

The app also offers its services to New York City, Moscow, Jerusalem, and others.

Question: What are other taxi apps you use for booking a ride to your destination?

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