DiDi Sydney: Your guide to rideshare in the city
Fare estimates, vehicle types and airport pick-up points in Sydney.
We’re reader-supported and may be paid when you visit links to partner sites. We don’t compare all products in the market, but we’re working on it!
Chinese app DiDi first made an appearance in the Australian ridesharing scene in mid-2018 with competitive prices for everyday rides.
With DiDi now thrown into the Sydney mix with the powerhouse Uber and the India-based Ola, we've laid out all the details you'll need for the best prices in town.
Current rideshare promo codes in Sydney
Rideshare pick-up zones at Sydney Airport
Rideshare pick-ups are available at Sydney Airport using either DiDi, Uber and Ola. You can also request to be picked up from either the domestic or international terminals.
Once you've got your luggage and exited the terminal, simply send the request as you normally would and your driver will meet you at the pick-up area. For domestic arrivals, this is the Priority Pick-up Zone. For international arrivals, this is the Express Pick-up Zone.
An airport surcharge applies for airport pick-ups and ranges from $4.20 to $11, depending on the ride type chosen and the terminal.
Rideshare rates in Sydney
DiDi in Sydney
You have the option to ride either Express which holds up to four passengers, or in a Max which fits up to six passengers.
For your day-to-day needs an Express is the savvier option, with Max coming in handy when you and your group need some extra seats (or space).
Uber in Sydney
Uber has five ride options in Sydney and rates vary depending on which option you choose.
UberX is the most economical option for everyday rides, while Uber Assist provides certified drivers for passengers who need a bit of extra help at no extra cost.
UberXL is great for groups or if you have more baggage than usual, with space for up to six passengers in a roomier SUV or van. Uber Select provides comfortable cars with top-rated drivers, and Uber Premier is for when you want a premium ride in a high-end car.
Ola in Sydney
Ola offers two ways to ride in Sydney. Prime Sedan is your everyday ride choice and Prime SUV covers you when you need something larger or are travelling with groups of up to six passengers.
Rideshare rates in Sydney
A comparison of DiDi, Uber and Ola's cheapest ride options shows an almost dollar for dollar match.
You might be able to make a saving with either company using the promo codes offered above.
|Fees||DiDi Express||uberX||Ola Prime Sedan|
|Charge per minute||$0.37||$0.40||$0.40|
|Charge per kilometre||$1.33||$1.45||$1.45|
For an idea of prices, a DiDi Express from Sydney Airport to Bondi Beach will be around $32 (full-price fare averages at about $42).
An Uber ride will cost approximately $45.24 to $91.30, depending on your chosen ride option. A trip with Ola would cost $41 to $69.
More guides on Finder
New DiDi rideshare service shaves 20% more off Sydney rides
One of the most affordable Sydney rideshares just got cheaper.
DiDi rideshare is now in Canberra, Adelaide and 18 more Australian cities
Here's how you can score up to 50% off your next ride.
Uber and Ola urge riders to wear face masks in NSW
What to know before you catch your next ride in New South Wales.
DiDi’s contactless delivery is now available in Sydney
Sending items across Sydney just got a whole lot cheaper and safer with DiDi.
What to expect when travelling during a time of physical distancing
Health screenings, added time at the airport, digital hotel check-ins and restaurant ordering are just a few things to expect when travelling during COVID-19.
DiDi vs Uber: Comparison for drivers
Find out how ridesharing app DiDi compares to Uber for drivers in this guide.
How rideshare is keeping you safe during the coronavirus pandemic
If you're avoiding public transport these rideshares have implemented health-conscious policies to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Here's what they are.
DiDi Driver Guide: Sydney
If you're looking to start driving with DiDi in Sydney, you'll need to meet certain requirements. Find out everything you need to know in this guide.
DiDi driver guide: Melbourne
Find out everything you need to know - from car requirements to getting paid - about becoming a rideshare driver with DiDi in Melbourne.
DiDi car rentals
Find out more about how you can be a driver with DiDi, even if you don't own your own car. Rent a car and start making money using the ridesharing platform.
Ask an Expert