Bolt is significantly cheaper than many other services because the company takes a much lower cut of the final fare – just 15% compared to Uber’s 25% cut. As well as great-value rides, it has loads of introductory offers to keep you and your code-sharing friends sweet all party-season long.
You’ll most likely know about Wheely from Instagram – it was this year’s car service of choice for many fashion editors during London Fashion Week. Trust us when we say, taking a journey in a Wheely car makes you feel entirely more glamorous than usual. Think of it as a chauffeur service but with the on-demand functionality of a taxi app. Minimum fares for rides in a elegant and super-comfortable Mercedes-Benz E-Class are a totally reasonable £12.
Pronounced ‘Zooks’ this clever app is all about giving you more options to make you feel good about your journey. We love that you can choose ‘electric cars only’. And rather than getting stuck with algorithm-induced surcharges, you can select the price and waiting time that suits your budget and schedule. So you might be offered a car in two minutes for £5; one in three minutes for £4; or one in five minutes for £3.50. A great way to take control of your options.
Love black cabs? Free Now is the one for you. Formerly called Mytaxi and before that Hailo, it lets you pre-book black cabs with an average wait time of just two minutes in central London. Plus, if your taxi trips are for work, this brilliant app has also integrated Concur, making expensing a total dream.
And because not every party happens within Zones 1-6, there’s The Out. For those country house shindigs and festive Airbnb weekenders, you’ll likely need to rent a set of wheels. The Out has a fleet of Land Rovers, Range Rovers and all-electric Jaguars for you and your pals to pile into. The best bit? It gets delivered to your office or home front door, and collected afterwards.
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