Meet uberTAXI: The cheapest way to ride Sydney taxis

UPDATE: Off-peak pricing will end at 5pm on Thursday 10 April, 2014.

Uber is the only transport app that has Sydney covered for all occasions. You can choose UberBLACK to ride in an unmarked luxury hire car for a special event, or to escape a forgettable night stranded by the Kings Cross lockout. But we know that sometimes you use Uber to request a regular old taxi, because you just need to get from A-B without fuss.

Well, Sydney’s “regular old taxi” just got awesome. Meet uberTAXI.

Beginning today, and 10am-5pm every business day, uberTAXI fares are now 40% cheaper than a taxi booked and paid through traditional taxi networks. These off-peak rates will stay in place until further notice.

What does that look like for you?

Taxi* uberTAXI
Hyde Park to Newtown $23 $14 Fare split with 3 friends and that’s #CheaperThanABus
Bondi to Surry Hills $32 $19 Treat yourself to a tub of Gelato Messina
North Sydney to Sydney Airport $51 $31 You just saved $20 off your corporate travel budget

 

Your uberTAXI is not just cheaper, it’s better:

You get a photo, license plate, and phone number so you can safely identify and contact your driver
At the end of an Uber trip you pay without a pin, swipe or sign – you just walk away, and we’ll email you a detailed receipt
Running late for a meeting? Share your taxi location and ETA with an SMS

We’re obsessed with efficiency and hate seeing cabs drive around empty. Our science team equips uberTAXI partners with intelligent heatmaps that predict in real-time where they are most likely to find a rider. With these lower prices, we think you’ll find a few new reasons to ride Sydney’s taxis more often.

 

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Uber was founded in 2010 and now operates in 70 cities worldwide. This month we welcomed Shanghai, Doha, Santiago and Dublin to our family.

Questions? Hit us up on supportsydney@uber.com.

* Traditional taxi networks (e.g. Taxis Combined) add a $2.40 network booking fee, whereas uberTAXI trips attract only a $2.00 Uber Service Fee. There is no 10% CabCharge service fee on uberTAXI trips, so all of your uberTAXI fares are immediately 10% cheaper. In off-peak times Monday to Friday 10am-5pm, uberTAXI fares are then further discounted by 30% until further notice, for a total 40% saving. Fares are set when you request your ride. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other offers. Promotion does not apply to BLACK or LUX rides. There are thousands of taxis using the Uber system, but availability may still be limited.

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