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Cheapest cab service in Hyderabad

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Daxita, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. Daxita

    Daxita New Member

    I am trying to find a cab service in Hyderabad, and I have found two cab companies both which are charging more than Rs10 per km. Some time ago I saw an ad for Rs8 per km, but I don't recall which cab service it was.

    Even if it isn't Rs8 per km, I would still like to find out what the cheapest cab service in Hyderabad is?
     


  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hello, @Daxita! Welcome to the forum.

    Hyderabad-Cab-Cheap.

    Overview

    Hyderabad has a very reliable transportation system, ranging from buses, light rail trains, autos and of course, cabs. There are plenty of options for cabs and even the big names in the industry has found their place in the City of Pearls. Smaller cab companies are also found in the city and they are also quite reliable, although their rates are on the higher side. Cabs are the most convenient way of getting from one point to another but we can't deny that they also have the highest tariffs, as compared to buses, trains or autos. In this guide, we would highlight the cheapest cab services around Hyderabad so that you would have an idea of which cabs provide reliable services without emptying your pockets.

    Cheapest Cab Services in Hyderabad

    The two cheapest cab services in Hyderabad are the biggest names in the cab industry too, namely, Ola Cabs and Uber. There are other cab companies too but they have higher rates ranging from Rs. 10 to Rs. 15. Below, their different base rates, along with their per kilometre rates and the different packages they offer would be discussed.

    1. Ola Cabs - Founded in 2010 in Mumbai, Ola Cabs is an Indian cab company, which has emerged as the most successful of its kind in the country. It is the most extensive cab company in the country, even surpassing the fleet number of Uber, a global company. It has expanded into many cities thereafter, including Bangalore, Delhi and Hyderabad.

    CategoryMiniMicroPrime SedanPrime SUV
    Base FareRs. 80 (First 4 Kilometres)Rs. 35Rs. 100 (First 4 Kilometres)Rs. 150 (First 5 Kilometres)
    Per Kilometre ChargeRs. 8 (Until 15 Kilometres)Rs. 14 (After 15 Kilometres)Rs. 6 (Until 15 Kilometres) & Rs. 12 (After 15 Kilometres)Rs. 10Rs. 18
    Per Minute ChargeRs. 1Rs. 1Rs. 1Rs. 2
    Cancellation FeeRs. 50Rs. 50Rs. 75Rs. 100
    This table highlights the fare rates of Ola Cabs, which has the cheapest per kilometre rate in Hyderabad. As you can see, there are four types of cabs that the company has, namely: the Mini, the Micro, the Prime Sedan and the Prime SUV. Out of these four types, the cheapest cab is the Micro. Its base fare is at Rs. 35 only. The rate per kilometre is at Rs. 6, that is until the 15th kilometre. Thereafter, the rate per kilometre increases to Rs. 12. If you go by the minute, their rate is at Rs. 1 per minute. However, keep in mind that during peak hours, Ola Cabs has surge pricing so the actual fare rates might be higher.

    2. Uber - Uber is known all over the world, expanding to many countries in Asia already. It was founded in the USA though in 2009 and is known as the precursor of all online cab companies. In India though, Uber isn't that extensive yet, only being able to expand to a few metro cities, which includes Hyderabad.

    CategoryUberGoUberXUberSUV
    Base FareRs. 25Rs. 45Rs. 120
    Per Kilometre ChargeRs. 7Rs. 9Rs. 20
    Per Minute ChargeRs. 1.5Rs. 1.5Rs. 2.5
    Cancellation FeeRs. 50Rs. 80Rs. 100
    This table highlights the fare rates of Uber which has fairly good fare rates in Hyderabad too. Their fleet can be divided into three, namely: UberGo, UberX and UberSUV. The cheapest is the UberGo with a base fare of Rs. 25 only. The per kilometre charge is at Rs. 7 and the per minute charge is at Rs. 1.5. Just like Ola Cabs though, Uber has surge pricing too, so if you use their services during peak times, you might have to pay double to triple of the actual fare rate. Surge pricing occurs during rush hours, rainy days or just every time the need for taxis increases.

    3. Sky City Cabs - This cab company, Sky City Cabs, might not be as big as Ola Cabs or Uber but they are one of the most well-known companies located in Hyderabad itself. They provide pick-up and drop-off services around the city of Hyderabad. Though their rates are not the lowest, they do have packages that can help you save some money, especially if you have a fixed route.

    CategoryIndicaIndigo/VeritoXylo/Innova
    1-Hour Package (15 Kilometres)Rs. 240Rs. 340Rs. 400
    2-Hour Package (20 Kilometres)Rs. 340Rs. 450Rs. 600
    3-Hour Package (30 Kilometres)Rs. 500Rs. 600Rs. 900
    4-Hour Package (40 Kilometres)Rs. 650Rs. 900Rs. 1,200
    5-Hour Package (50 Kilometres)Rs. 800Rs. 1,100Rs. 1,500
    6-Hour Package (60 Kilometres)Rs. 950Rs. 1,250Rs. 1,700
    8-Hour Package (80 Kilometres)Rs. 1,250Rs. 1,500Rs. 2,200
    10-Hour Package (100 Kilometres)Rs. 1,400Rs. 1,800Rs. 2,500
    12-Hour Package (120 Kilometres)Rs. 1,750Rs. 2,300Rs. 2,800
    Extra Kilometre ChargeRs. 10Rs. 15Rs. 18
    Extra Hour ChargeRs. 60Rs. 100Rs. 150
    This table highlights the fare rates of Sky City Cabs, with their packages, per extra kilometre charge and per extra hour charge. They have three types of cabs, namely, the Indica, the Indigo/Verito and the Xylo/Innova. Out of these three, the Indica is the cheapest type. Their 1-hour package or up to 15 kilometres costs Rs. 240 for the Indica. Their 2-hour package or up to 20 kilometres costs Rs. 340 for the Indica. From the table, you can see the other rates depending on how long your journey is. If ever you exceed a kilometre, the extra charge is at Rs. 10 per kilometre. If you exceed by an hour, the extra charge is at Rs. 60 per hour. Unlike Ola Cabs and Uber, Sky City Cabs don't have surge pricing, plus they also have packages for those reaching or going to the airport.

    4. Red Cabs - Red Cabs is another cab company that can only be found in Hyderabad. They provide intercity and intracity cab services for tourists or locals of Hyderabad. Just like the former, they have fixed packages that can help you save some money. So if you know exactly your route and the duration of the journey, you can avail of any of their specific packages instead.

    CategoryIndicaIndigo/VeritoInnova/Tavera
    1-Hour Package (15 Kilometres)Rs. 240Rs. 350Rs. 400
    2-Hour Package (20 Kilometres)Rs. 340Rs. 450Rs. 550
    3-Hour Package (30 Kilometres)Rs. 500Rs. 600Rs. 850
    4-Hour Package (40 Kilometres)Rs. 650Rs. 800Rs. 1,150
    5-Hour Package (50 Kilometres)Rs. 800Rs. 950Rs. 1,450
    6-Hour Package (60 Kilometres)Rs. 950Rs. 1,100Rs. 1,750
    7-Hour Package (70 Kilometres)Rs. 1,100Rs. 1,250Rs. 2,050
    8-Hour Package (80 Kilometres)Rs. 1,200Rs. 1,500Rs. 2,200
    9-Hour Package (90 Kilometres)Rs. 1,350Rs. 1,750Rs. 2,400
    10-Hour Package (100 Kilometres)Rs. 1,500Rs. 2,000Rs. 2,600
    Extra Kilometre Charge (Up to 10 Hours)Rs. 10Rs. 15Rs. 18
    Extra Hour Charge (After 10 Hours)Rs. 80Rs. 100Rs. 150
    This table highlights the fare rates of Red Cabs, with their packages, per extra kilometre charge and per extra hour charge. They have three types of cabs, namely, the Indica, the Indigo/Verito and the Innova/Tavera. Out of these three, the Indica is the cheapest type as well. Their 1-hour package or up to 15 kilometres costs Rs. 240 for the Indica. Their 2-hour package or up to 20 kilometres costs Rs. 340 for the Indica. If you exceed a kilometre, the extra charge is at Rs. 10 per kilometre. However, if the journey if beyond 10 hours already, you need to pay per extra hour incurred and that would be at Rs. 80 per hour.

    5. Yellow Taxi Hyderabad - Next is the Yellow Taxi Hyderabad, another locally based cab company. This is one of the oldest cab companies in the city. They have a very efficient system wherein passenger details are entered into a database so the moment you book another cab from them, your details would be already in the system. They provide pick-up and drop off services around Hyderabad as well.

    CategoryIndicaIndigo/VeritoInnova/Tavera
    0-Hour Package (10 Kilometres)Rs. 190Rs. 250Rs. 300
    1-Hour Package (15 Kilometres)Rs. 250Rs. 300Rs. 400
    2-Hour Package (20 Kilometres)Rs. 300Rs. 400Rs. 490
    3-Hour Package (30 Kilometres)Rs. 450Rs. 550Rs. 800
    4-Hour Package (40 Kilometres)Rs. 600Rs. 750Rs. 1,100
    5-Hour Package (50 Kilometres)Rs. 750Rs. 900Rs. 1,400
    6-Hour Package (60 Kilometres)Rs. 850Rs. 1,100Rs. 1,600
    7-Hour Package (70 Kilometres)Rs. 1,050Rs. 1,250Rs. 1,800
    8-Hour Package (80 Kilometres)Rs. 1,250Rs. 1,400Rs. 2,100
    9-Hour Package (90 Kilometres)Rs. 1,400Rs. 1,600Rs. 2,400
    10-Hour Package (100 Kilometres)Rs. 1,500Rs. 1,800Rs. 2,600
    Extra Kilometre ChargeRs. 10Rs. 13Rs. 15
    Extra Hour Charge (After 10 Hours)Rs. 80Rs. 100Rs. 120
    This table highlights the fare rates of Yellow Taxi Hyderabad, with their packages, per extra kilometre charge and per extra hour charge. They have three types of cabs, namely, the Indica, the Indigo/Verito and the Innova/Tavera. Out of these three, the Indica is the cheapest type, just like the other companies. For those travelling under 10 kilometres, their rate is at Rs. 190, which not a lot of companies offer. Most begin with the 1-hour package or the under 15 kilometres package. If you exceed a kilometre, you have to pay Rs. 10 per kilometre and if you are travelling beyond 10 hours, you need to pay the hourly rate of Rs. 80. They also have out station packages but you need to reach the minimum of 300 kilometres (Rs. 2,100) to avail of their Rs. 7 per kilometre charge.

    6. Dot Cabs - Dot Cabs is also a locally based cab company in Hyderabad. Unlike other companies, they offer four different types of cabs for passengers. Their rates are very competitive too but are on the higher side. For larger families, they have the MUV, which can fit up to seven people.

    CategoryEconomyCompactLuxuryMUV
    1-Hour Package (20 Kilometres)Rs. 300Rs. 350Rs. 380Rs. 400
    2-Hour Package (25 Kilometres)Rs. 400Rs. 500Rs. 550Rs. 600
    3-Hour Package (30 Kilometres)Rs. 550Rs. 750Rs. 850Rs. 900
    4-Hour Package (40 Kilometres)Rs. 650Rs. 925Rs. 1,100Rs. 1,200
    6-Hour Package (60 Kilometres)Rs. 950Rs. 1,375Rs. 1,650Rs. 1,800
    8-Hour Package (80 Kilometres)Rs. 1,250Rs. 1,825Rs. 2,200Rs. 2,400
    Extra Kilometre ChargeRs. 15Rs. 18Rs. 22Rs. 24
    Extra Hour Charge (After 8 Hours)Rs. 150Rs. 225Rs. 275Rs. 300
    This table above highlights the fare rates of Dot Cabs. They have four types of cabs but the cheapest is the economy. Their economy cabs can accommodate up to four persons only though. Their 1-hour package or up to 20 kilometres costs Rs. 300. The extra kilometre charge is at Rs. 15 and the extra hour charge, if you exceed 8 hours, is at Rs. 150.

    7. Zee Cabs - This is the last cab company on our list, another locally based company in Hyderabad. Established in 2011, Zee Cabs has been catering to the transportation needs of the locals of Hyderabad for over six years now. You can contact the company any time, whenever you need to be transferred from one point in Hyderabad to another.

    CategoryIndicaVeritoInnova
    1-Hour Package (15 Kilometres)Rs. 250Rs. 300-
    2-Hour Package (20 Kilometres)Rs. 350Rs. 450-
    3-Hour Package (30 Kilometres)Rs. 550Rs. 650Rs. 1,000
    4-Hour Package (40 Kilometres)Rs. 650Rs. 850Rs. 1,250
    6-Hour Package (60 Kilometres)Rs. 900Rs. 1,250Rs. 1,750
    8-Hour Package (80 Kilometres)Rs. 1,200Rs. 1,600Rs. 2,300
    10-Hour Package (90 Kilometres)Rs. 1,500Rs. 2,000Rs. 2,900
    12-Hour Package (100 Kilometres)Rs. 1,800Rs. 2,300Rs. 3,300
    16-Hour Package (120 Kilometres)Rs. 2,200Rs. 3,000Rs. 4,000
    24-Hour Package (150 Kilometres)Rs. 3,000Rs. 3,600Rs. 4,600
    Extra Kilometre ChargeRs. 15Rs. 18Rs. 20
    This table highlights the fare rates of Zee Cabs, their packages and also their extra kilometre charges. Their cheapest taxi type is also the Indica, which has many packages that you can choose from. If your journey is under 1 hour or under 15 kilometres, you would pay around Rs. 250 for the journey. If you exceed this package, you would pay Rs. 15 per extra kilometre incurred. The company also has 16-hour and 24-hour packages, in case you would need the cab for a whole day.

    Summary of Cheapest Cab Services in Hyderabad

    CompanyCheapest Cab TypeBase FarePer Kilometre Charge
    Ola CabsMicroRs. 35Rs. 6 (Until 15 Kilometres Only)
    UberUberGoRs. 25Rs. 7
    Sky City CabsIndicaRs. 240 (Up to 15 Kilometres)Rs. 10
    Red CabsIndicaRs. 240 (Up to 15 Kilometres)Rs. 10
    Yellow Taxi HyderabadIndicaRs. 190 (Up to 10 Kilometres)Rs. 10 (Up to 10 Hours Only)
    Dot CabsEconomyRs. 300 (Up to 20 Kilometres)Rs. 15 (Up to 8 Hours Only)
    Zee CabsIndicaRs. 250 (Up to 15 Kilometres)Rs. 15
    The table above showcases the summary of the seven cab companies with the cheapest fare rates in Hyderabad. Ola Cabs is at the top of the list with its Micro which has a per kilometre charge of Rs. 6 only. However, this is only applicable until the 15th kilometre and you'd need to pay Rs. 12 per extra kilometre thereafter. Base fare is also very affordable at Rs. 35. Uber is another good option since its base fare is just at Rs. 25 for the UberGo. The per kilometre charge is at Rs. 7 only. Both though have surge pricing so only rely on these cab services during off-peak hours.

    The last five cab companies are good options whenever you're travelling on a fixed route during peak hours. You can avail of their packages that are suitable for your journey. Sky City Cabs, Red Cabs and Yellow Taxi Hyderabad have very affordable packages and their extra kilometre charges are just Rs. 10. The last two cab companies, Dot Cabs and Zee Cabs, are the most expensive since they charge Rs. 15 per extra kilometre incurred.

    Conclusion

    With this guide, you can now choose which is the best cab company for your needs when in Hyderabad. Ultimately, it's up to you which cab company best fits your needs and interests. But this guide highlights the cheapest cab services around the city, with rates not exceeding Rs. 15 per kilometre. Of course, this also depends on the type of cab you book, the smaller, the cheaper. If you don't have much bags or luggage and you're travelling alone, this won't be an issue. But for those with families, it's best to choose the bigger cabs, especially if you have luggage with you. Good luck and I hope this helps!

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