- Cheaper fares overall, with lower rates for booking fee, minimum fare and charge per kilometre
- Available in more capital across Australia
- Provides a maxi cab option
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DiDi, a Chinese favourite, and Ola, India’s most popular service, both popped onto the rideshare scene in Australia in 2018 with competitive prices and free ride offers.
We’ve done the maths to figure out who deserves your ride dollars with a closer look at deals, fees, locations and ride extras.
If you're just looking for the best deal or a sign-up discount, then Didi takes the cake with a $20 credit available on sign-up.
|Where is it available?||Both|
|Which types of cars can I book?||Both|
|Does it take cash?||No||No||Both|
|Does it take card?||Yes||Yes||Both|
|Does it deliver food?||No||No||Both|
|Does it allow dogs?||Assistance animals are accepted. Pets are accepted at the discretion of the driver.||Not as a standard. Some drivers may accept pets upon request.||Both|
|Do fares include GST?||Yes||Yes||Both|
|Does it have child seats?||No||No||Both|
|Does it pick up from airports?||Yes||Yes||Both|
|Does it have maxi cabs?||No||Yes||Ola|
|Sign-up deals||Yes, $20 with our exclusive code.||Yes, $15 with a referral code.||DiDi|
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We compared DiDi and Ola side by side to see which app came out as the cheapest.
Fees were calculated on the most economic fares in Melbourne.
|Fee||DiDi||Ola||Which is better?|
|Charge per minute||$0.30||$0.35||DiDi|
|Charge per kilometre||$1.08 for the first 7km, dropping to $0.98 after||$1.15||DiDi|
|Cancellation fee||$6.00||$10. Free if cancelled less than 5 minutes after driver accepts ride||DiDi|
DiDi offers extremely competitive prices, so if you’re after the cheapest ride then DiDi is easily the top choice.
Both DiDi and Ola offer discounts on first rides with referrals. Didi offers a higher referral discount and it gives riders the chance to earn free rides by sharing referrals, making it the clear winner when it comes to deals upon sign-up.
Ola is the overall winner as it's available in more capital cities and rates are not too far off DiDi’s super-competitive price structure.
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