Ola expands, launching in Brisbane, Gold Coast and Canberra

Posted: 22 May 2018 1:28 pm

Plus, how to try it now at a discount.

Rideshare service Ola has been making waves since first landing in Australia in January and from the sounds of its slew of latest launches, it's not slowing down anytime soon.

Already available in Perth, Sydney and Melbourne, as of today you can now catch an Ola in Brisbane, on the Gold Coast and in Canberra.

Of the decision to expand into these cities Natasha Daly, marketing director for Ola in Australia said: "We're very excited to be launching in Queensland’s biggest metro areas and the nation's true capital - our goal is to provide high quality travel, affordable prices and an enjoyable experience to all."

Special introductory rates to steer commuters away from the competition (ie Uber and Taxify) are already in place with Brisbane and Gold Coast users able to redeem one free ride up to the value of $20 when taken within the first week of signing up.

Canberra has a slightly less appealing deal with 50% off rides up to the value of $10, which at its best works out to cost $10 for a ride worth $20. Though considering the size of Canberra, it's likely a ride wouldn't cost too much more than $20 anyway.

It, too, is only valid for travel within 1 week of signing up to the service and can be redeemed by entering the coupon CAN50 in the required field.

There is no current set end-date to this promotion but Ola promises it will "work with driver-partners in the lead up to its conclusion so there are no surprises."

This launch comes not shortly after Taxify soft launched in Brisbane adding it to its city count on its website.

You can download the Ola app to redeem your free rides now through iTunes store or via Google Play.

Ola expects to completely roll-out across Australia in the coming months.

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