Mumbai @ Rs. 8 per km

Mumbai gets a taste of world class taxi at a fraction of the cost.
Mumbai gets a taste of world class taxi services at a fraction of the cost.

Update: Ola Micro @ Rs.6 per km is now the cheapest AC radio cab in Mumbai.

Radio taxis have changed the way Mumbai travels. Although Mumbai always had a robust public transport system with local trains, buses, autos and kaali peeli cabs, radio cabs have added to the comfort, convenience and safety.

Currently, there are many options for cheap radio cabs in Mumbai. Most of these can be booked through mobile apps. Some of them also offer the option of booking through the website or a phone call.

Common features of all radio cabs:

  • Air conditioned hatchbacks, sedans and/or SUVs
  • Trackable on GPS
  • Tamper-proof electronic meters
  • Receipts emailed after completion of the journey
  • Free referral rides

Here is a list of the companies that provide low fare AC cab services in Mumbai:

UBER

Uber has 4 types of cabs available in Mumbai. UberGO is the cheapest option at Rs. 8 per km and Rs. 1 per minute of travel.

UberGo
  • Hatchback
  • Rs. 45 base fare +
  • Rs. 8 per km +
  • Rs. 1 per minute.
UberX
  • Sedan
  • Rs. 70 base fare +
  • Rs. 10 per km +
  • Rs. 1 per minute.
UberBlack
  • Premium
  • Rs. 100 base fare +
  • Rs. 17 per km +
  • Rs. 2 per minute.
UberSUV
  • SUV
  • Rs. 125 base fare +
  • Rs. 18 per km +
  • Rs. 2 per minute.
Free Ride: If you are a first time user, you can get a free ride upto Rs. 250 (keeps changing). Just enter the code ‘uber2india’ when you signup with Uber or in Promotions section in the app.

Toll fares like those of Bandra-Worli sealink, etc. are paid by the drivers and are added to your invoice after completion of the journey.
Uber also gives the option of Split Fare. If all the travelers opt in, the total cost is split equally between all the travelers in journey and is deducted from each person’s account. Rs. 5 per person is charged extra for this service.

Uber can be booked only for an immediate ride. They don’t offer advance booking.

OLA CABS

The cheapest Ola option is Ola TaxiForSure or TFS Ola Micro.

Micro
  • Hatchback
  • Base Fare Rs. 45+
  • Rs. 6 per km +
  • Rs. 1 per min
Ola TFS
  • Hatchback
  • Rs. 59 (for first 2 km)+
  • Rs. 8 per km +
  • Rs. 1.50 per min
Ola Mini
  • Hatchback
  • Rs. 100 (for first 4 km)+
  • Rs. 11 per km +
  • Rs. 1 per min (first 5 min free)
Ola Prime
  • Wifi enabled Sedans
  • Rs. 100 (for first 4 km)
  • Rs. 13 per km +
  • Rs. 1 per min
Rs.200 off: If you are a first time user, you can get Rs. 200 off your first ride. Just enter our referral code ‘M5YY0V’ at the time of signup.

Ola Kaali Peeli and cool cabs – On Actuals, as per the taxi meter.

Ola can be booked through the website, over phone or through the app. Except for Kaali Peeli, they offer advance booking.

MERU CABS

The cheapest option is Meru Genie.

Meru Genie
  • 5 am – 11 pm
  • Rs. 99 (first 5 km)
  • Rs. 14 per km +
  • Rs. 2 per minute waiting
Meru Genie
  • 11 pm – 5 am
  • Rs. 123.75 (first 5 km)
  • Rs. 17.50 per km +
  • Rs. 2.50 per min waiting
Meru Cabs
  • 5 am – midnight
  • Rs. 27 (first km)
  • Rs. 20 per km +
  • Rs. 2 per minute waiting
Meru Cabs
  • Midnight – 5 am
  • Rs. 33.75 (first km)
  • Rs. 25 per km +
  • Rs. 2.50 per min waiting

150 off: Book through the app and use coupon ‘MERU150’ to get Rs. 150 off

Meru cabs also offer advance booking, intercity packages and booking through the phone and website.

Wish you a smooth, comfortable and Happy Journey through Mumbai 🙂

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