Ride-Hailing is gaining much popularity around the world right now, with brands like Uber and Lyft making taxis accessible for everyone. Several new brands are now entering the sector. Most of the ride-hailing services are available only for specific regions, but they offer the same features. Statista found that more people are realizing ride-hailing as a convenient and economical way to commute, than owning and maintaining a car of your own.
Statistics show that the revenue in the ride-hailing and taxi segment is expected to reach $314,224m in 2022. We have listed the best ride-hailing services of the year that are doing well in this category. So pick your ride!
Best for most of the world
Available in more than 10000 cities and 600 airports around the world, Uber is clearly the most prevalent company in the global ride-hailing industry. Uber ensures the safety of riders by allowing you to share rides with close ones. Riders can avoid getting late by scheduling a trip in advance on Uber. The app allows riders and drivers to give a rating to each other. The app has made cash payments available for cities in India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Kenya.
Best for the United States and Canada
Lyft is an app that focuses on the United States but can be used in other countries through similar ride-hailing services, like Ola in India, GrabTaxi in Southeast Asia, and Didi Kuaidi in China. Lyft allows you to book a ride with a simple tap and provides real-time tracking of the driver. The app ensures professional and highest-rated drivers and offers payment gateway integration.
Best for United States (New York City, Boston, Chicago)
A great option when it comes to ride-hailing services, Curb is operated by Verifone Systems and allows riders to book a yellow cab in advance and make payments by phone. Verifone is a company that handles payment systems for half of the yellow taxi service in New York. Curb ensures that all its drivers are licensed and fully insured. Riders have to pay a $1.95 fee when booking a taxi and can earn free Curb rides through referrals. You can pay the taxi fare with a credit card, PayPal or cash.
Best for India, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK
This ride-hailing app similar to Uber, Ola is available in 80 per cent of India’s on-demand taxi market. Ola offers city taxis, inter-city cabs, and local cabs at hourly packages and also provides a variety of vehicle types such as premium sedans and even tuk-tuks.
Best for China, Mexico, Australia, Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Colombia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Chile, Costa Rica, Panama, Russia, Peru, Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Egypt
Didi is China’s popular ride-hailing similar to Uber and formed as a merger of the top two ride apps by Alibaba and Tencent. The app provides a variety of cars and rates, and the rides can be ordered through Tencent’s messaging app WeChat.
Best for Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam
GrabTaxi is the ride-hailing platform that is previously available in Malaysia and has expanded to neighboring countries. The app also operates a premium service called GrabCar that is similar to Uber Black and a motorcycle taxis service called GrabBike to navigate through cities that experience high traffic.
Best for United Kingdom, Spain, United States, Canada and Japan
Standing firmly in UK’s ride-hailing services chart, Hailo has expanded to Spain, the United States, Canada and Japan. The app provides riders with an option for pre-booking a taxi. The app uses mobile and GPS technology to match riders with drivers based on availability and proximity. You will be able to request and confirm your trip with just two taps on the app.
Best for Indonesia
Blue Bird is an app that is great for ride-hailing across cities in Indonesia. The app allows riders to track how long it will take for their rides to reach them, regardless of how bad the traffic is. Blue Bird also has a premium car service called Silver Bird.
The ride-hailing services listed in this article are widely preferred by riders in the regions they serve. The increasing popularity of these apps in their respective cities and countries and their similarities to Uber, despite the heavy competition, is taking the attention of investors from across the world.
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