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DiDi vs Bolt (Taxify)

We've done the maths and figured out who wins the fight between DiDi and Taxify.

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Bolt (Taxify) seized operations in Australia in April 2020. The information below is about the services they were previously offering.

DiDi and Bolt (Taxify) are two of the newest ridesharing apps to hit the Australian market, both testing the waters with limited availability in some of Australia's largest cities.

Bolt (Taxify) has been quickly embraced as an alternative to long-time favourites such as Uber. Chinese powerhouse DiDi has come in offering some of the most competitive rates we've seen.

We took a closer look at vehicles, locations, rates, policies, deals and more from both DiDi and Bolt (Taxify) to help you decide.

TL;DR: Our verdict

The winner: Bolt (Taxify) pulls ahead of DiDi as it's more widely available and has a wider range of vehicles. If you're in Melbourne, Newcastle or Geelong though and looking for a cheap ride, DiDi comes up ahead.

DiDi vs Bolt (Taxify)

FeatureDiDiBolt (Taxify)Verdict
Where is it available?
  • Melbourne
  • Geelong
  • Newcastle
  • Brisbane
  • Gold Coast
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Melbourne
  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
DiDi
Which types of cars can I book?
  • Sedans
  • SUVs
  • Sedans
  • SUVs
  • Accessible vehicles
  • Minivans
  • Luxury sedans
Bolt (Taxify)
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?It's up to the driver whether or not to allow a pet in the car but service animals will always be accommodated.Assistance animals are allowed, while other pets are allowed with the driver's permission.Both
Do fares include GST?Yes.Yes.Both
Does it have child seats?Not as standard.While some drivers may have child seats, this is not standard and it is best to bring your own if needed.Both
Does it pick up from airports?Yes.Yes.Both
Does it have maxi cabs?No.Yes.Bolt (Taxify)

Which offers the best price? Fees compared.

We compared DiDi and Bolt (Taxify) side by side to see which app came out as the cheapest.

Fees were calculated on the most economical fares in Melbourne.

The verdict?

In all categories, DiDi saves even just a little off the fare and works out to be extremely competitive overall. DiDi is easily the best choice if you're looking for the cheapest ride.

FeeDiDiBolt (Taxify)Which is better?
Base fare$1.98$2.00DiDi
Booking fee$0.00$1.65DiDi
Minimum fare$6.98$9.00DiDi
Charge per minute$0.30$0.35DiDi
Charge per kilometre$1.08 for the first 7kms, dropping to $0.98 after$1.15DiDi
Cancellation fee$6.00$10.00DiDi

What are the deals like?

Both ridesharing apps offer riders $20 off the first ride.

Bolt (Taxify) and DiDi also give riders the chance to earn free rides by referring friends and family.

DiDi DiDi
Exclusive

Free rides in Sydney

Get a free ride up to $15 on weekends until 1 November 2020. Valid for Sydney rides only. T&Cs apply.

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Deal ends

DiDi DiDi
Exclusive

Get $20 credit

Get $5 off each of your first four rides in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Geelong, Perth and Newcastle. Valid on all dates for new users. T&Cs apply.

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DiDi DiDi

Up to $50 off rides

Get $5 off 10 rides in Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Newcastle. Valid for new users only. Maximum of 4 rides per day. T&Cs apply.

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DiDi DiDi

Up to $100 off Sydney rides

Download Didi app to receive discounts and other perks. Valid for new Sydney users. T&Cs apply.

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Popular DiDi coupon codes

Last checked Code description Code
28 Sep 2020 Get $20 credit FIN****
21 Oct 2020 Up to $50 off rides TRY****
23 Oct 2020 Free rides in Sydney ********
16 Oct 2020 Up to $100 off Sydney rides ********

DiDi vs Bolt (Taxify): Which won?

While DiDi comes up cheaper overall for rides, Bolt (Taxify) offers a wider variety of vehicles including maxi cabs for those all-important airport trips with the gang. Bolt (Taxify) if also available in Sydney where DiDi is not.

Here's a list of both of their winning points:

DiDi

  • Cheaper fares overall

Bolt (Taxify)

  • Available in the big smoke AKA Sydney
  • Wider variety of vehicles, including maxi cabs

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