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Cheap call taxi in Chennai

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Madhu, Dec 14, 2016.

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  1. Madhu

    Madhu New Member

    I am going to Chennai for a couple of days and to get around the place I will be getting a taxi. I will be making more than two trips in a day, so I am looking for a cheap call taxi service in Chennai and require the help of the forum to provide me contact numbers for some taxi companies.
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, @Madhu, welcome to the forum!

    Cheap call taxi in Chennai.

    Overview

    Did you know that call taxis actually had their roots in Chennai? The first ever call taxi service in the country started out in Chennai. Even now, call taxis are still in use in the city and is actually preferred by many commuters. This is primarily because call taxis are very convenient, efficient and reliable as compared to normal taxis or even other means of public transportation. They might be more expensive but you can count on them even during the wee hours of the morning or evening. But with the choices you have, which call taxi service is the best option for you? Well actually, that depends on your preference, but for this guide, we'd be focusing on the most popular call taxis in Chennai along with their rates.

    Call Taxi Services in Chennai + Their Rates

    Call Taxi ServiceRate for First Four KilometresPer Succeeding Kilometre (Day)Per Succeeding Kilometre (Night)
    UberRs. 30 to Rs. 100Rs. 6 to Rs. 18Rs. 6 to Rs. 18
    Ola CabsRs. 40 to Rs. 150Rs. 6 to Rs. 18Rs. 6 to Rs. 18
    Meru CabsRs. 90 to Rs. 112.50Rs. 15Rs. 18.75
    Friends Track Call TaxiRs. 99Rs. 16 to Rs. 20Rs. 19 to Rs. 21
    Bharati Call TaxiRs. 99 to Rs. 150Rs. 16 to Rs. 21Rs. 20 to Rs. 27.50
    Fast Track Call TaxiRs. 100 to Rs. 150Rs. 15 to Rs. 20Rs. 18.25 to Rs. 25
    Yellow Call TaxiRs. 100 to Rs. 150Rs. 15 to Rs. 20Rs. 18 to Rs. 25
    Golden Call TaxiRs. 100 to Rs. 150Rs. 16 to Rs. 21Rs. 19 to Rs. 25
    Good Track Call TaxiRs. 100 to Rs. 150Rs. 16 to Rs. 21Rs. 19 to Rs. 25
    New Travel Lines Call TaxiRs. 100 to Rs. 150Rs. 17 to Rs. 20Rs. 21 to Rs. 25
    From the table above, you can see the flat rates for the first four kilometres of each call taxi service provider. Also included are their rates per succeeding kilometre during day time and during night time. You can clearly see which call taxi service has the lower rates as the table is arranged accordingly. Those on the top have the lowest rates while those on the bottom have the highest rates. Use this table to guide you when choosing which call taxi service provider is best suited for your preferences.

    Cheapest Call Taxi Services in Chennai

    Again, from the table above, you can clearly pick out the top five call taxi services with the cheapest rates in Chennai. These are Uber, Ola Cabs, Meru Cabs, Friends Track Call Taxi and Bharati Call Taxi. Let us highlight the main differences between these five call taxi services in Chennai.

    1. Uber - The first one is Uber, which is actually a well-known call taxi service globally. They expanded into several cities in India along with Chennai. They have three types of vehicles, the UberGo, UberX and UberXL. Out of these three, the most affordable is the UberGo which has smaller vehicles in its fleet. Its base fare is at Rs. 30 for the first four kilometres and at Rs. 6 per succeeding kilometre. Uber doesn't have any nightly rates but a huge downside with this service is that they have surge pricing, so during peak hours, your taxi fare would be higher. UberX has slightly bigger vehicles, in the line of sedans and its base fare is at Rs. 40 for the first four kilometres and also at Rs. 7 per succeeding kilometre. Lastly, UberXL has SUVs, with a base fare of Rs. 100 for the first four kilometres and Rs. 18 per succeeding kilometre.

    Uber Rates in Chennai

    CategoryFirst Four KilometresPer Succeeding Kilometre (Day & Night)
    UberGoRs. 30Rs. 6
    UberXRs. 40Rs. 7
    UberXLRs. 100Rs. 18
    2. Ola Cabs - We now go to Ola Cabs, India's version of Uber, which also has expanded into many cities in India. Much like Uber, they have different types of vehicles, Micro, Mini, Prime Sedan and Prime SUV. The cheapest out of these four is the Micro, which has a base rate of Rs. 40 for the first four kilometres and Rs. 6 until the 15th kilometres, and Rs. 15 per succeeding kilometre after the 15th. The Mini is the next cheapest line, with a base fare of Rs. 90 for the first four kilometres and Rs. 9 per succeeding kilometre. The Prime Sedan has bigger cars, perfect for groups and its base is at Rs. 90 for the first four kilometres and at Rs. 12 per succeeding kilometre. Last is the most expensive which is the Prime SUV, with a base fare of Rs. 150 for the first five kilometres and Rs. 18 per succeeding kilometre. Ola Cabs don't have nightly rates too so they have that upside.

    Ola Cabs Rates in Chennai

    CategoryFirst Four KilometresPer Succeeding Kilometre
    MicroRs. 40Rs. 6 (Until 15th Kilometre) and Rs. 12 (After 15th Kilometre)
    MiniRs. 90Rs. 9
    Prime SedanRs. 90Rs. 12
    Prime SUVRs. 150 (First Five Kilometres)Rs. 18
    3. Meru Cabs - We now go to Meru Cabs, which started out as a taxi aggregator company in Mumbai. It now serves over 20 cities in India, including Chennai. Like most traditional call taxi service providers, Meru Cabs has separate day and night rates. For day time, for the first four kilometres, their base fare is Rs. 90 and Rs. 15 per succeeding kilometre. For night time, for the first four kilometres, their base fare is Rs. 112.50 and Rs. 18.75 per succeeding kilometre.

    Meru Cabs Rates in Chennai

    CategoryFirst Four KilometresPer Succeeding Kilometre
    DayRs. 90Rs. 15
    NightRs. 112.50Rs. 18.75
    4. Friends Track Call Taxi - The Friends Track Call Taxi started out in 2009 in Chennai. They have become one of the most in-demand call taxi service providers in the city. A good feature of this service provider is that regardless of which vehicle you choose, a hatchback or a sedan, the base rate is at Rs. 99 for the first four kilometres. If you choose an SUV, the base rate is also at Rs. 99 but only for the first two kilometres. The rate per succeeding kilometre is at Rs. 16 (Hatchback), Rs. 18 (Sedan) and Rs. 20 (SUV). They have nightly charges too, at 25% of the per kilometre rates mentioned before.

    Friends Track Call Taxi Rates in Chennai

    CategoryFirst Four KilometresPer Succeeding Kilometre (Day)Per Succeeding Kilometre (Night)
    HatchbackRs. 99Rs. 16+ 25% of Day Rate
    SedanRs. 99Rs. 18+ 25% of Day Rate
    SUVRs. 99 (First Two Kilometres)Rs. 20+ 25% of Day Rate
    5. Bharati Call Taxi - The last one on this list is the Bharati Call Taxi, known as the first ever call taxi service provider in India. Depending on which type of vehicle you choose, the base rates differ, a hatchback costs Rs. 99 for the first four kilometres, a sedan costs Rs. 100 for the first four kilometres and an SUV costs Rs. 150 for the first four kilometres. For the per kilometre rates, a hatchback costs Rs. 16 per kilometre, a sedan costs Rs. 18 per kilometre and an SUV costs Rs. 21 per kilometre. For the night charges, a hatchback costs Rs. 20 per kilometre, a sedan costs Rs. 22.50 per kilometre and an SUV costs Rs. 27.50 per kilometre.

    Bharati Call Taxi Rates in Chennai

    CategoryFirst Four KilometresPer Succeeding Kilometre (Day)Per Succeeding Kilometre (Night)
    HatchbackRs. 99Rs. 16Rs. 20
    SedanRs. 100Rs. 18Rs. 22.50
    SUVRs. 150Rs. 21Rs. 27.50
    How to Contact These Call Taxi Service Providers?

    Call Taxi ServiceAddress in ChennaiContact Number
    UberNo. 330, MKN Road, Hudco Colony Layout, Alandur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600016, India+91 84435 62985
    Ola CabsNo. 22 E Thiruvikas Industrial Estate Developed Plot, 4th Phase, Ekkaduthangal, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600032, India+91 44335 53355
    Meru CabsV Link Automotive Services Building, Race Course Road, Guindy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600032, India+91 44442 24422
    Friends Track Call TaxiNo. 8/1425, Thiruvallur Nagar, Mugappair Road, Mugappair, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600037, India044 2625 2525
    Bharati Call TaxiNo. 151/34, Sri Ranga Complex, Mambalam High Road, Near Duraisamy Subway, T. Nagar,
    Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600017, India
    +91 44421 11378
    Fast Track Call TaxiNo. 234/236, Arcot Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600024, India+91 44288 89999
    Yellow Call TaxiNo. 5, Bakkiyathammal Nagar Main Road,
    Padi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600050, India
    +91 99402 62628
    Golden Call TaxiNo. 9A, Viveknagar, Cholapuram Street, Ambattur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600053, India+91 93600 17111
    Good Track Call TaxiNo. 234/236, Arcot Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India2476 2020
    New Travel LinesNo. 11/2, Muthiah Reddy Street, Alandur-St Thomas Mount, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600016, India+91 44300 03000
    The table above depicts the different addresses and contact numbers of these call taxi service providers. Aside from these contact numbers, Uber, Ola Cabs, Meru Cabs, Friends Track Call Taxi, Bharati Call Taxi and Fast Track Call Taxi also have apps that you can download for a more convenient taxi booking.

    Conclusion

    These call taxi service providers are your best options when in Chennai. The top five with the least charges, Uber, Ola Cabs, Meru Cabs, Friends Track Call Taxi and Bharati Call Taxi can give you the best value for your money. On the other hand, the remaining call taxi service providers are also good options although they do have higher rates. If travelling during the peak hours, you can avoid both Uber and Ola as they have surge pricing during this time.

    I hope this helps you.:)
     

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