I’m looking for feedback on which ride sharing service is more prevalent in the Seminyak area. Does one service have more drivers / availability than the others? Any drawbacks or suggestions ?
No idea for Seminyak or Bali, but I was recently told in Bandung by an ex-Grab driver that Go-jek is better. Go-jek also now includes Go-Blue Bird as an option as the Blue Bird taxi group have realized that their own App cannot match Go-jek's success so they have established a cooperation with Go-jek. Also in Bandung a couple of Grab drivers were recently arrested for sexual harassment.
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Thank you. Are these apps up front pricing like Uber and Lyft or do you not know what you are charged til the end?
Hi Doug we used Grab a couple of months ago in Malaysia and the price is shown on the app and that's what we paid and found it great with no issues but according to some other threads on here in Bali it appears to be a bit more problematic where a lot of the Grab drivers text or ring you once you have accepted the ride or when they arrive to pick you up and then want to raise the price sometimes to double the agreed fare according to some who have posted on here, so just be aware there is a bit of 'dishonesty' going on with some of the Grab drivers in Bali
Do you pay direct through the app via credit card or is this just to book and you would settle in cash?
We just paid cash at the end of the trip, not sure whether there was a credit card option or it may have been paypal but we selected cash
In Seminyak go-jek is the better app imo. It’s usually a bit cheaper, certainly their bike service is cheaper than Grab bike and there are plenty of drivers. Bikes can be good for short distances and getting through traffic if you’re on your own.
For cars again I think go-jek wins as they offer go-car and go-Bluebird so potentially more drivers and they don’t attract the animosity that Grab has now been tarnished with - yet.
With both apps you have a cash option and the price is quoted upfront.
The prices are shown on the Apps before you confirm.
Just caught my first Grab ride.
Lotte Mart Sanur to Jl Tamblingan in Sanur.
First leg to Lotte via Bluebird: 57k
Second leg from Lotte return to villa via Grab: 37k.
Grab picked me up in 1 minute. Newish clean APV.
Paid cash.Edited: 04 August 2018, 10:05