Hong Kong, Your UberTAXI Is Arriving Now!
In Hong Kong’s fast-paced way-of-life, few things are more iconic than red taxis darting around the city.
Beginning August 14, Uber is adding Hong Kong taxis to our platform, on top of our existing options of UberXL 7-Seaters and UberBLACK Mercedes S-Classes. Now, we are bringing one more safe, reliable and seamless option to the Hong Kong.
Hong Kongers are savvy; they have different travel needs everyday. UberTAXI creates another choice for riders and new opportunity for Hong Kong taxi drivers.
EXPERIENCE TAXIS WITH UBER
- Cash-free: UberTAXI is a completely cash-free experience. When you arrive at your destination, you can simply get out of the taxi and go on your way. The metered fare will be charged to your credit card on file.
- Service: Uber works only with the best driver partners, driven by rider ratings. If you have any feedback or complaints with your ride, reply to your receipt, and we’ll make it right.
- Efficient: Riders simply tap one button to hail a cab. There are far better things to do than wait in queues. Watch your taxi drive to you turn-by-turn on a map, with in-progress estimated time of arrival (ETA).
- Destination: Enter your destination in the app, and the driver will have exact directions to the destination sent to his app and you can follow it on your app while you sit back and relax!
- Safety: Uber is a transparent, trusted system: much safer for both riders and drivers than an anonymous street pickup.
- UberTAXI pricing will follow the same regulated fares as regular taxis.
- There will be no booking fees or additional charges to riders.
- The meter will start at the time that the taxi arrives at pick up.
- HK$10 cancellation fee applies if you cancel after 5 minutes of booking.
- We expect initial availability to be limited due to high demand.
UberTAXI is another way of using technology to offer more choice, making life simpler and keeping Hong Kong moving.
We’re excited to launch Payment Rewards — a way to discover, track, and redeem rewards right in the Uber app. We’re kicking it off with Capital One®, where every 10th ride is free (up to $15) when you pay with a Quicksilver® or QuicksilverOne® card through March 2017.
Today, I’m excited to announce that Arianna Huffington will join Uber’s board. For those of us who know Arianna, it’s clear she knows a thing or two about being an entrepreneur. As the founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, she’s built one of the most successful, innovative media companies in the world… from scratch. […]