DiDi Sydney: Your guide to rideshare in the city

Fare estimates, vehicle types and airport pick-up points in Sydney.

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Chinese app DiDi first made an appearance in the Australian ridesharing scene in mid-2018 with competitive prices for everyday rides.

Currently not operating in Sydney, you can find DiDi in other Aussie cities including Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

While we anxiously await the launch of DiDi in Sydney, you've got the powerhouse Uber and the India-based Ola to get you around in the meantime, and we've laid out all the details you'll need to get started.

Current rideshare promo codes in Sydney

We don't have any DiDi deals in Sydney, but check out our other rideshare deals:

Rideshare pick-up zones at Sydney Airport

Rideshare pick-ups are available at Sydney Airport using both Uber and Ola, and you can 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.

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Rideshare rates in Sydney

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 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 uberX Ola Prime Sedan
Base fare $2.50 $2.50
Booking fee $0.55 $0.50
Charge per minute $0.40 $0.40
Charge per kilometre $1.45 $1.45
Minimum fare $9 $9
Cancellation fee $10 $10

For an idea of prices, an Uber ride from Sydney Airport to Bondi Beach costs approximately $45.24 to $91.30, depending on your chosen ride option. A trip with Ola would cost $41 to $69.

Ola also often runs a 20%-off airport discount, which could cheapen your ride.

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