DiDi Newcastle: What you need to get started

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A newcomer to the rideshare scene in Australia, DiDi is now in Newcastle, opening up a whole new world of affordable transport in the city.

Jump on the bandwagon with this guide to everything you need to know to get started from updated rates, Newcastle Airport pick-up details and the latest promo codes to help you save even more.

Current DiDi promo codes in Newcastle

How do I get started with DiDi?

DiDi pick-up zones at Newcastle Airport

DiDi is available at Newcastle Airport and you can find your driver at the public pick-up zone outside the terminal on the arrivals end.

To save time, you can request your ride before heading to the designated pick-up area. There's a $3.30 airport surcharge for airport departures.

Here's where to find your pick-up point:
Newcastle airport map

Image: Newcastle Airport

DiDi rates in Newcastle

DiDi offers one ride option in Newcastle called DiDi Express. The service will suit single passengers and groups of four or less looking for an affordable way to get around the city.

Ride fares are made up of a base rate, booking fee, time and distance rates and surcharges, tolls and fees.

Fares can also sometimes be increased when demand for rides heightens. You might see this during rush hour, bad weather or special events. You'll be informed of any increase through a "surge pricing" notification before completing the booking.

For an idea of prices, a DiDi Express ride from Newcastle Airport to Nobbys Beach is approximately $49.70.

DiDi Express fares

Fee typeFee rate
Base fare$2.25
Booking fee$0.10
Per minute fare$0.34
Per kilometre
  • 7km and under: $1.13
  • Over 10km: $1.26
Minimum fare$6.75
Cancellation feeNone


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