Street-hail cabs remain good option for commuters in the face of ride-hailing apps: ST findings

The Comfort app (left) was found to be a viable option, especially during peak periods, and street-hailing a taxi is quicker than calling to book one (right). Grab (left) is a great option for commuters in a hurry, while Gojek (right) offers the chea
Grab (above) is a great option for commuters in a hurry, while Gojek offers the cheapest ride.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
The Comfort app (left) was found to be a viable option, especially during peak periods, and street-hailing a taxi is quicker than calling to book one (right). Grab (left) is a great option for commuters in a hurry, while Gojek (right) offers the chea
Grab is a great option for commuters in a hurry, while Gojek offers the cheapest ride.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
The Comfort app (left) was found to be a viable option, especially during peak periods, and street-hailing a taxi is quicker than calling to book one (right). Grab (left) is a great option for commuters in a hurry, while Gojek (right) offers the chea
The Comfort app (above) was found to be a viable option, especially during peak periods, and street-hailing a taxi is quicker than calling to book one.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
The Comfort app (left) was found to be a viable option, especially during peak periods, and street-hailing a taxi is quicker than calling to book one (right). Grab (left) is a great option for commuters in a hurry, while Gojek (right) offers the chea
The Comfort app was found to be a viable option, especially during peak periods, and street-hailing a taxi is quicker than calling to book one (above).ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

They come a close second, after Gojek, in a comparison of fare and time value done by ST

If you want the cheapest ride, go for Gojek, but if you are in a hurry, pick Grab. The best value in terms of fare and time is Gojek, followed very closely by a street-hail taxi.

These are key findings from a comparison done by The Straits Times by ranking various point-to-point transportation services.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 16, 2019, with the headline 'Street-hail cabs remain good option for commuters'. Print Edition | Subscribe