Unlikemost taxi apps, Uber relies mainly on unlicensed drivers to transport you. Simply choose your location and destination and get a fare quote, then pay at the journey’s end. There are various extra options, ranging from car sharing to a luxury limo.
2. Hailo – The Taxi App
Hailo will hail you a nearby licensed cab, which can be tracked on a map – no need to wait at a taxi rank. The fare is
conveniently payable via the app, too. It only operates in major UK cities, plus Ireland, Spain and Singapore.
3. Gett (GetTaxi)
Gett’s standout feature is flat pricing, unlike some rival services that raise fares during peak periods. There’s also no
minimum fare. Like Hailo, it relies on licensed cab drivers. Londoners can even use it to courier parcels.
Currently only available in the USA, Lyft operates a similar business model to Uber, relying on unlicensed drivers who are rated by their passengers. It’s simple: just pick a destination and request a car. Again, you can pay fares
via the app.
As the name implies, this service is only available in London, enabling you to hail a minicab and save up to 65 per cent
on the cost of a black cab, choosing from a number of quotes. Unlike Uber, you can even book trips in advance, too.
As seen on the BBC’s Dragon’s Den, minicabit covers 40 cities and towns across the UK. Enter your trip details, choose a quote and book a minicab. Each journey is carbon-balanced with theWorld Land Trust, keeping the Earth’s
sustainability in mind.
Gallery of Taxi Apps