20 Oct

Top 6 taxi apps for Mumbai – Fare, features & more

Standing on the crossing with your arms flapping in the air is so old school. The simplest way to grab a cab today is to reach your pocket and use an app. Whether you’re running late for work or feeling too lazy to get bothered by the super-dense crush load of local trains, there’s a cab for every occasion. Companies like Meru, Uber, & Ola have truly changed the taxi game across India.

There are loads of superb apps for booking cabs on the go. In fact you’re spoilt of choice when it comes to the price you pay as each service comes in several variants ranging from full frills to reasonable. You’ll have plethora of options if you’re in a city like Mumbai. We’ve come up with a list of best taxi apps for your area to help you overcome this problem of choice

Your trip, your cab – on demand

Popular Taxi Apps in Mumbai

Top 6 Taxi Apps in Mumbai


Colaba, Worli, Bandra, or Andheri, these cabs will ferry you through the entire city. So just sit back, relax, & plan your itinerary. Let’s start with some of the most popular taxi apps:

Meru cabs have been the face of radio taxis in India since 2007. Sophisticated, safe, convenient and always on time are some the features that define top notch services offered by this industry veteran.  Timely reminders and flexible payment options make it one of the most preferred taxi aggregators in Mumbai.
Fare for Mumbai:
First km: Rs. 27
Rate after 1st km: Rs. 20/km
Waiting charges: Rs.2/min

Often portrayed as direct rival of conventional kaali-peeli Premier taxis, Uber is one of the most favored cab apps offering assorted range of options. Choose UberX if you’re looking for an affordable ride & Uber Black if you’re fond of luxury cars.
Fare for Mumbai (UberX):
First km: Rs. 70
Rate per kilometre: Rs. 10/km
Waiting charges: Rs.0/min

You can now book a cab in a fraction of seconds, thanks to Ola’s user friendly interface and instant confirmations. Founded in the 2010, Ola’s service is a cut above customary city cabs. Some 9000 plus cars are registered with the app and the number keeps compounding itself y-o-y.
Fare for Mumbai:
First km: Rs.100
Rate after 4th km: Rs. 11/km
Waiting charges: Rs.0/min

 Easy Cabs:
Looking for quick transfers? Go Easy. Easy cabs are fast and efficient. It also offers corporate services for business travellers, regular chauffer driven cabs, & luxury cars. You can also opt for self-drive options for inter-city rentals at an affordable price.
Fare for Mumbai:
Base Fare: Rs.27
Rate after 1st km: Rs. 20/km
Waiting charges: Rs.2/min

Taxi for Sure:
From point to point travel to airport transfers, Taxi for Sure is an ideal solution for you in-city commute. It’s available in all the major cities including Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Pune, Indore, Chandigarh and the list goes on.
Fare for Mumbai:
Base Fare: Rs.59
Rate after 1st km: Rs. 8/km
Waiting charges: Rs.1.5/min

Tab Cab:
With Tab Cab all you’ve got to do is just tab to book a cab. May it be a regular ride or bulk booking; Tab Cab is a great app. It supports Mumbai as of now & we hope it starts supporting other cities too. Both android as well as iOS users can download the app.
Fare for Mumbai:
Base Fare: Rs.90
Rate after 4th km: Rs. 22/km
Waiting charges: Rs.2.20/min

India accounts for 1.6 million licensed cabs & witnessing a war between one demand taxi aggregators & conventional taxis. Drivers are benefitting from this big time. Lakhan Singh says, “I’ve been driving since past one decade & with players like Uber and Ola coming in, the rule of the game has changed – innovate or perish. I’ve tried Uber.  Moved on to Ola for now & I constantly keep getting calls from Meru. There’s no dearth of work.”

You can book most these cabs over the phone or online & install their app if you’re a regular patron.

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