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Any cheap alternative of uber?

Calcutta, West...
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Any cheap alternative of uber?

I have seen uber and it's rate Any other alternative of uber, cheaper than uber?

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London, United...
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1. Re: Any cheap alternative of uber?

Motorbike taxi

United Kingdom
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2. Re: Any cheap alternative of uber?

Bus and train.

Bangkok, Thailand
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3. Re: Any cheap alternative of uber?

Any of the various colored regular taxis?

Bangkok, Thailand
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4. Re: Any cheap alternative of uber?

Grab is cheaper than uber

Pawtucket, RI
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5. Re: Any cheap alternative of uber?

Pedal bicycle cheaper than everything else except walking.

Don't be afraid to use a meter taxi. There must be over 500 posts you can look over for hints. Also the FAQs on the side can be helpful. (Forum search choice is just above your opening post.) Use a real computer for your research- maybe a laptop or other big screen computer. More options with a computer and you can pull up several windows for comparisons.

Hotel location can make it easy for you to walk to restaurants, shopping, nightlife and city rail service or whatever.

* Many millions of tourists have use meter taxis over the years. They are not that expensive providing you take the time to read up on how best to do it! Taxis from the airport are regulated. Many posts answer questions for "how much" to pay.

Up to you.

Edited: 13 November 2017, 21:13
Prachuap Khiri...
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6. Re: Any cheap alternative of uber?

Unless in an area taxis aren't fond of, or wanting to go to one, I don't see the point of Uber / Grab. TBO have never used.

Bicycle in Bangkok, suicidal, especially for a tourist. MB taxi ...... a step above.

Bangkok, Thailand
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7. Re: Any cheap alternative of uber?

I have found motorbike taxis cheaper than metered taxis onlyfor short rides for which the standard fare is less than the metered taxi 35 baht flag fall. On longer distances they soon cost more. For example, a ride to the nearest BTS station costs in our neighborhood about 50 baht with metered taxi and 60 baht with motorbike taxii. With several people metered taxis are cheaper even sooner.

If taxis and uber are too expensive, buses are the way to go. Google Maps helps to sort them out.

And forget tuk tuks, they are more expensive than metered taxis.

Leicester, United...
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8. Re: Any cheap alternative of uber?

Cheaper than Uber (which is illegal in Thailand) would be an ordinary meter taxi of which there are plenty, at least in Bangkok - and as you are on the Bangkok forum that is the simple answer.

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9. Re: Any cheap alternative of uber?

Non A/C Govt Red bus is the cheapest and sometimes Free of Charge.

Chok Dee

Perth, Australia
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10. Re: Any cheap alternative of uber?

There you go Sushan. Apart from walking, the cheapest would be the red bus.

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