DiDi set to launch in Perth on 4 November with 50% off all rides

Posted: 24 October 2019 3:15 pm
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Woman ordering ride shareIt's the latest rideshare provider to operate in Western Australia – and possibly the cheapest.

Rapidly growing rideshare service DiDi is set to launch in its seventh Australian market, Perth, on 4 November, according to the company's website.

The Western Australian capital joins Melbourne, Geelong, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast and Newcastle as cities where the Chinese ride share service, which boasts more than 550 million customers worldwide, is available.

Fares for the city also haven't been confirmed yet, but we found in a recent comparison to Uber that DiDi's fares overall were cheaper. Didi doesn't currently charge a booking fee, has a minimum fare that's $0.52 cheaper than Uber and only charges $6 compared to Uber's $10 for cancellations.

While the service doesn't become available for a few more weeks, West Coast users are able to pre-register for the service via Finder and secure a 50% discount for their first month of rides.

Still notably missing from the company's available cities, are Sydney and Adelaide. The company had not announced launch dates for either location.

Based in China, DiDi entered the Australian market just 16 months ago with its Melbourne launch in late June 2018.

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