Recently, cab hailing service culture introduced in Pakistan in the form of Uber, Careem and other services has made public transportation easy, convenient and to some extend even odourless.
Read on to know the list of reliable cab services that are currently working in Pakistan.
The first in line of online taxi services is Careem. Available in Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Peshawar, Hyderabad, Multan, Quetta, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sargodah, Abbottabad and Mardan.
This taxi service is much more like Uber as it is also majorly operated by a mobile app (web portal exists too). However, it should be noted here that the stability and consistency of Careem are some of its best aspects. The service started in Pakistan over two years ago and since then, it has expanded to 13 cities with the option of cash, card, wallet & prepaid package payment options. With Careem, users have the options of Bike, mini car, Go, Go+ and Business cars. There is Air too but only for Lahore city. If you wish to travel between cities, Careem has opened the option for that well, but its limited. To book a ride, register/sign in, choose a vehicle type, select a payment option and press Chalo! Careem is available to use via iOS, Android and Web platform.
Available in only Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, Hyderabad & Faisalabad, Uber is next in line of cab hailing services in Pakistan. It is an internationally renowned company used for booking taxi rides via smartphone apps. To call a ride, simply register/sign-in, set a drop location and adjust your pickup location. Uber offers Rickshaw/Auto, Mini and Go cars. There is tiny info symbol next to the car type which shows the charges and breakdowns. Uber app is available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone users.
Australian based ride hailing service, Limofied is currently operating in Lahore, Karachi, Hyderabad, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta, and Faisalabad. Limofied service is ideal for corporate transfers and if you like to enjoy a VIP travelling experience. You can book a ride through their apps of website portal. You can find office addresses and phone numbers of Limofied reps within their help and support page. Or directly dial their UAN (03) 111 682 682. If you want to know the rates, you can go to a specific city link and see their charges for rides. Limofied also offers. Passengers can pay via cash, card and wallet system.
Operating in Karachi city only, Paxi originally launched for women. Soon after, they launched their Bikes and other services as well along with Pink Taxi(for women). To book a ride, you can either use their Android App, Call their Centre (111-11-7294), SMS, or hail via road or PAXI stands.
The Pink taxi is not just for women but driven by women as well whereas their usual Taxi is for all. You can pay for your ride via Cash or the app balance if you are using and Android phone.
Operating in Lahore alone, Shahi Sawari offers rides via Rickshaw only. Affordable and available 24/7, you may book a ride via Android app. The rates are cheap so they are not a burden on your wallet. Also, they continuously introduce new discount offers that facilitate the users.
Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, and Gujranwala, one of the best things about this service is its availability in 4 cities. If Careem, Limofied and Uber let you down, you have another option of Uride. Their fares are not very low and their iOS and Android app have a constant crashing issue – but its still an option. You can pay cash or if you want, you can also make your payments through your bank account via your debit or VISA Card.
Apart from the above mentioned cab hailing services, there are more like mLift and Daewoo Cab currently operating in Pakistan, however, word to the wise, before using any of these services, make sure you test the app functioning well before the actually booking time.
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