September 18, 2018

Taxi Alternatives: Car Booking Apps

Many people are always on the lookout for cheap transportation or ways to cut transportation expenses because transportation costs get a relatively large share in a monthly household budget. Instead of buying a car, some opt for taking the bus or train while others are riding a taxi to go to school or work.

Taking the taxi is a convenient way to get to where you want to be and  it has become an in-demand transportation option. Car booking apps have emerged in an attempt to make taxi services a lot more convenient for commuters.

In Australia, you can use a wide range of car booking apps. Here are some of them:


Originated in the US, Uber now has presence in over 80 cities around the world.  What’s great about this car booking app is that it allows commuters to choose from several vehicles including UberX, UberSUV, UberTaxi, and UberLux.

Grab Taxi

If you’ve been to Southeast Asia, you may be familiar with Grab Taxi, a car booking app that covers a selection of services including taxis, coaches and ride sharing. When you take a ride using Grab Taxi, you can get a taxi or a private driver. If you don’t mind sharing a vehicle with other people, they have ride sharing. If you’re feeling fancy and have the budget, you can book a ride in one of their coaches.


goCatch is a car booking app links commuters with registered taxi drivers who have the app in capital cities in the country. Its services guarantee that you can get a cab in every capital city, making it a reliable transportation option.


While it is relatively new in the car booking business, HOP pays drivers higher rates compared to those at Uber. It uses Hertz rental cars so drivers don’t need to have their own vehicles to take part in the car booking service.


If you’re looking for a car or van that you can book by the hour or by the day then consider using the GoGet car booking app. It’s a car sharing service in the sense that you can drive the vehicle yourself. You can just pick up the car and drop it off almost anywhere in the city.

Got other ideas on cheap transportation and car booking apps? Share your insights in the comments section.

About the author  ⁄ Marxa Dillan

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