Cars & Transportation

Rideshares vs traditional transport?

Cars & Transportation

Posted by: jules4758

8th May 2024 12:10pm

Hey guys, just curious about everyones views on ridesharing (apps like Uber and DiDi) versus traditional methods like taxis.

How do you find they compare in terms of service, cost, and convenience? Which do you prefer to use and why?

Comments 16

  • 7th Jun 2024 10:50pm

I don't use either services. If I had to I'd prefer a taxi as I have heard terrible stories regarding Uber etc.

  • 7th Jun 2024 08:59pm

We don't have them available in our regional town. I never go to a city either so cannot comment. We do have taxis and I like to support local taxis.

  • 6th Jun 2024 12:17pm

I have never had any bad experiences with either Uber or Taxi services so far, however I was concerned at first at taking Uber but now I'm very use to them.
I think that Ridesharing has become a more increasingly popular service due to its accessibility via easy phone booking and it usually involves cheaper fares when compared to some taxi services.
Also there are plenty of Rideshare apps to choose from if you have a mobile with internet capability.
I also think that 'carpooling' for rideshare services is a great way to help the environment and save money if you don’t mind riding with work colleagues or with a stranger or two.

  • 5th Jun 2024 11:07pm

Living in the country means I have to have my own car to get around. Riseshare out here means a lift with a mate! There is a taxi service but I don’t think it’s available 24/7.

  • 28th May 2024 05:33pm

Uber is sometimes cheaper then the Taxis but it should be properly regulated? A number of times it happened with me that when I called an Uber., they give me a price for my travel destination and I promptly authorized my bank to charge that amount to my credit card and pay the company. However, they actually charge more than the stated and agreed amount? Recently, I have used Uber numerous times during my visit to Egypt and it never happened there.

  • 28th May 2024 01:26pm

Initially rideshare was heaps cheaper than cabs but they virtually run at the same price now. We have discovered a local taxi service which is reliable and easy to book with and we much prefer them to rideshare. At least we know we have a trained driver that is covered by insurance and they never cancel a ride.

  • 27th May 2024 10:22am

Never used a rideshare, I don't have a smartphone so no apps here, and only ever used a taxi for airport runs.

I understand that rideshare might be cheaper but for something that I do on a less than annual basis it really doesn't make that much difference to me.

  • 27th May 2024 09:57am

Definitely cheaper than taxis and a better service.

  • 24th May 2024 09:30am

I prefer taxi trips, Uber hasn’t always been a good experience. Not sure how the other providers are in comparison but some drivers are strange.

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  • 24th May 2024 07:39am

I prefer a taxi over Uber, for me an Uber doesn't sound safe or reputable.

  • 15th May 2024 10:00am

I don't like or want to trust uber. I just a catch which I know

  • 14th May 2024 07:23pm

I only use taxis to go to and from the airport and I have found the drivers to be very friendly and cheaper than what my son was quoted on Uber.

  • 13th May 2024 11:40am

I use all Uber, Didi, Ola, Rydo. I open them all and select the cheapest one. Unless im going to the airport, then I select Uber, as they have more drivers and slightly more reliable. Taxis are a rip off, i cant remember the last time I used a taxi. The benefit of a taxi is if you only have cash, only taxis accept cash in Australia, where overseas, rideshares also accept cash.

  • 9th May 2024 12:49pm

I kind of only take Uber now. It's just so much more convenient, the experience is better quality, and the price tends to be better.

  • 9th May 2024 10:39am

I can't remember the last time I took a taxi as opposed to an Uber. I think being able to know the cost upfront is what makes me prefer Uber, rather than hope that the Taxi driver doesn't take the extra slow/long route and have it cost me even more $$.

  • 9th May 2024 10:37am

I would definitely prefer ride shares. Traditional taxis drivers always seem to not be very nice or even really rude. I have had much better experiences with ride sharing. I know DiDi is much better than Uber for drivers as Uber takes a massive cut so I would always go with DiDi first off if possible.

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