Comprehensive Guide To Ride Hailing Apps In All Countries

Johnny

For anyone that’s traveled for some time now, we can all agree that taxis generally want to rip you off in foreign countries especially if you do not speak the language. This is not always the case, especially in countries where taxis are metered but many developing countries do not have metered taxis and the driver will have their way with you. I found this to be the worst in places like Egypt, where the taxis are the worst of the worst, trying to charge me $40 for a ride to the city when Uber would be $5.

Thankfully, with the advent of the internet and smartphones, the giant ride hailing app Uber changed everything. Nowadays, I travel the world and always make sure I am up to date on the latest ride hailing apps available in those countries so not to be ripped off by taxis again. Almost all apps allow you to link your credit card and some even by mobile payment system so it’s very easy to set up and earn copious amounts of credit card points to continue traveling!

Chart of Taxi fares around the world pre-ride hailing apps

Chart of Taxi fares around the world pre-ride hailing apps

This post is meant to be an ever-changing list of every country in the world and the ride-hailing app that you can use in that country.

Table of Contents

Ride hailing apps in the world


Ride hailing apps started in 2012 or thereabouts with Uber being the first app created that let you order taxis on demand from the convenience of your smartphone. Nowadays as I write this in 2019 and beyond, there are a bunch of other Ride Hailing apps as Uber faces stiff competition in many markets. Sure it would be convenient if I could just use Uber for everywhere in the world but competition is always good for the consumer and keeps prices low.

More apps will be created for new markets, some apps will falter as competition increases, and others will be acquired by the big players. For now these are the most popular ride sharing apps in the world:

  • Uber – Most popular and in many countries around the world
  • Lyft – Popular in the US/Canada
  • Ola – Popular in India, Bangladesh
  • Didi – Popular in China
  • GrabTaxi – Popular in SE Asia
  • LineTaxi – Popular in Japan
  • Bolt (Formerly Taxify) – Popular in Northern and Eastern Europe
  • KakaoTaxi – Popular in Korea
  • YandexTaxi – Popular in Russia and former Soviet countries
  • Careem – Popular in Middle East
  • Easy Taxi – Popular in some South American countries
  • FreeNOW (formerly myTaxi) – Popular in some Western and Northern European countries
  • Gett – Popular in Israel

Here is a nice graphic from Mashable that shows where Uber operates and the global competitors that it has.

Uber and its competitor apps around the world

Uber and its competitor apps around the world

Ridesharing and Ride Hailing apps

Ridesharing is different to Ride-hailing in that you’re sharing the ride with other people. Whether that is with a car, a van, motorcycle etc, there is a difference. However, apps like Uber with their Uberpool feature have combined the two into one app. Ridesharing generally allows you to save on costs in exchange for riding with strangers and potentially adding time to your destination. Other apps like Blablacar, which is one of my all time favorite apps in Europe allows people to carpool together to places too far for conventional taxis. For example, I can use Blablacar as a rideshare service to go from Frankfurt to Cologne for very cheap.

Didi, the only ridesharing app of China

Didi, the only ride hailing app of China

For the purpose of this post, I will just focus on the ride hailing app part. All of these apps are ride hailing and only some of these apps offer a ride-sharing feature.

An ever changing list and ride hailing landscape


At the time of writing, this list will likely be obsolete in a years time as ride hailing is still very new. Companies will come and go, new regulations will make meaningful impacts, and competition will mean constant change. Therefore, I plan to update this list as much as possible. For my readers, if you see something that should be changed, which should be a lot, please leave a comment and I will promptly edit so future readers can use this information!

Grab Taxi fleet

Grab Taxi in SE Asia

Availability in the large cities

Of course, please keep in mind that ride-hailing apps and taxis are generally only available in the larger cities. For practicality, I cannot list which app is available in which city of every country. That would take me ages to produce. Merely, this list is simply whether apps are available in that country and will generally apply to the larger cities only and almost always the capital city. In addition, some cities do not allow ride hailing apps to do pickups from the airport so check accordingly. Please check on your own whether the city you visit subscribe to the apps listed!

Yandex Fleet of taxis in Russia

Yandex Fleet of taxis in Russia

Official City Taxi ride hailing apps

When Uber first came out, it was the end of taxi organizations everywhere. Instead of learning to assimilate, taxi unions fought to have Uber banned. This worked in some countries but not so much in others. Many years later after it was too late, taxi unions have finally started making their own apps that mirror what other ride hailing apps do. There are too many of these apps to count and many cities have their own specific app. For the purpose of this post, I cannot do research of every city/country in the world so I will only include the major players. If you would like to contribute something, please leave a comment!

Afghanistan – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Albania – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Algeria – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Andorra – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Angola – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes

Which taxi apps are available?: Allo taxi, Kubinga

Antigua and Barbuda – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Argentina – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes. Easy Taxi and Uber.

Armenia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yandex, Uber.

Australia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber, Bolt

Austria – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and MyTaxi

Azerbaijan – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Uber, Bolt

Bahamas – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Bahrain – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Careem and Uber

Bangladesh – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Ola Cabs

Barbados – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Belarus – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Yandex

Belgium – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Uber

Belize – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Benin – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Bhutan – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Ola Cabs

Bolivia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, in La Paz

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Botswana – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Brazil – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Easy Taxi

Brunei – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Grab

Bulgaria – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, TaxiMe

Burkina Faso – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Burundi – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

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Côte d’Ivoire – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Yango

Cabo Verde – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Cambodia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Grab.

Cameroon – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Canada – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Lyft in some cities

Central African Republic – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Chad – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Chile – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber

China – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Didi

Colombia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and EasyTaxi

Comoros – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Congo (Congo-Brazzaville) – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber

Costa Rica – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber

Croatia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and EKO

Cuba – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Cyprus – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Bolt

Czech Republic – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt

Democratic Republic of the Congo – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber

Denmark – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber

Djibouti – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Dominica – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Dominican Republic – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber

Ecuador – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and EasyTaxi

Egypt – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Careem

El Salvador – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes

Equatorial Guinea – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Eritrea – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Estonia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt and Yandex Taxi

Ethiopia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Zayride and Uber

Fiji – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Finland – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

France – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt

Gabon – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Gambia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Georgia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Bolt and Yandex Taxi

Germany – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and MyTaxi

Ghana – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt

Greece – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt

Grenada – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Guatemala – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber in Antigua and Guatemala City

Guinea – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Guinea-Bissau – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Guyana – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Ecab.gy

Haiti – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Holy See – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and MyTaxi

Honduras – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Ryte and Indriver.

Hungary – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt

Iceland – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Hreyfill bæjarleiðir

India – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Ola Cab and Uber

Indonesia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Grab and Uber and Gojek

Iran – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Snapp

Iraq – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Bolt

Ireland – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and MyTaxi

Israel – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Gett and Uber

Italy – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and MyTaxi

Jamaica – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Japan – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Line Taxi

Jordan – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Careem

Kazakhstan – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Yandex Taxi

Kenya – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: yes, Uber and Bolt

Kiribati – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Kuwait – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Careem

Kyrgyzstan – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Yandex Taxi

Laos – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Latvia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Bolt and Yandex Taxi

Lebanon – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Careem

Lesotho – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Liberia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Libya – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Liechtenstein – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Lithuania – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt and Yandex Taxi

Luxembourg – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Macedonia (FYROM) – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Madagascar – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Malawi – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Malaysia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Grab

Maldives – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Mali – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Malta – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt

Marshall Islands – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Mauritania – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Mauritius – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Mexico – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and EasyTaxi

Micronesia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Moldova – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Monaco – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

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Mongolia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Montenegro – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Morocco – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Careem

Mozambique – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Myanmar (formerly Burma) – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Grab

Namibia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes

Nauru – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Nepal – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Netherlands – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber

New Zealand – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber

Nicaragua – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Niger – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Nigeria – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt

North Korea – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Norway – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber

Oman – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Pakistan – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Careem

Palau – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Palestine State – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Panama – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber

Papua New Guinea – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Paraguay – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and EasyTaxi

Peru – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and EasyTaxi

Philippines – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Grab

Poland – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt

Portugal – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt

Qatar – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Careem

Romania – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt

Russia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Yandex Taxi and Gett

Rwanda – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Saint Kitts and Nevis – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Saint Lucia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Samoa – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

San Marino – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Sao Tome and Principe – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Saudi Arabia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Careem

Senegal – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Serbia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Yandex Taxi

Seychelles – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Sierra Leone – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Singapore – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Grab

Slovakia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt

Slovenia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Solomon Islands – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Somalia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

South Africa – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt

South Korea – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Kakaotaxi

South Sudan – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Spain – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and MyTaxi

Sri Lanka – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber

Sudan – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Careem

Suriname – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Swaziland – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Sweden – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt and MyTaxi

Switzerland – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber

Syria – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Tajikistan – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Tanzania – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt

Thailand – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Grab

Timor-Leste – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Togo – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Tonga – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Trinidad and Tobago – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Tunisia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Turkey – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Turkmenistan – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Tuvalu – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Uganda – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt

Ukraine – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber, Bolt and Yandex Taxi

United Arab Emirates – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Careem and Uber

United Kingdom – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber and Bolt (only in London) and Gett

United States of America – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes: Uber, Lyft, Gett, Juno

Uruguay – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Uber

Uzbekistan – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Yandex Taxi

Vanuatu – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Venezuela – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Easy Taxi

Viet Nam – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Grab

Yemen – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: No

Zambia – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, Ulendo Taxi

Zimbabwe – Ride Hailing Apps


Do any ride hailing apps exist?: Yes, G-Taxi, Vaya Lift, Hwindi

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Ride hailing and Ride sharing apps are the future of travel. Never again should you be ripped off by taxi drivers whom you can\'t communicate with if you can help it. I\'ve put together a comprehensive list of every country in the world and the ride hailing apps that are available for use in that country.
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    Richard
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    About the Honduras section, Uber has never operated in here, apart from UberEats which recently arrived. The only apps I’m familiar with are Ryte and InDriver, they work similarly to Uber and are usually cheaper than normal taxis

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      Johnny
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      Ah thanks Richard! Have updated accordingly

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