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Uber rides in Singapore

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Uber rides in Singapore

Hello,

I am planning to visit Singapore from 12-16 April 2018. In order to save travelling time and maximise on time spent in attractions, i would like to use the Uber Service. Is there any other recommended taxi service?

And for Uber service, can i use the UberX for rides for 3 adults and 2 children (aged 7 and 11) - 1 adult in front seat and 2 adults and 2 children in back seats?

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Uber rides in Singapore

Are your children under 1.35m? If yes, they will need a child seat. https://www.uber.com/info/ubercarseat-sg/

Taxis are exempt from this requirement.

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https:/…types-of-taxi-services.html

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3. Re: Uber rides in Singapore

You have to use UberXL for 5 pax.

In Singapore we also have a Grab App which has Grab 6-Seater

If your child is below 1.35m, you can only use taxi and you have to either use two cabs or book a 7 seater limo cab (you can download ComfortDelGro App)

Taxis in Singapore is also not really very expensive and is comparable to Uber and Grab.

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4. Re: Uber rides in Singapore

As indicated in the link I provided above, 3 adults and 2 children below 12 are allowed in a normal 4-seater.

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5. Re: Uber rides in Singapore

For 5 pax you have to choose UberXL or Grab 6-seater(economy). It's difficult to get a taxi for 5 pax.

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6. Re: Uber rides in Singapore

GrabCar can only take a maximum of 4 passengers under the law. The local taxi rule for 3 children below the age of 12 are considered as 2 adults are NOT applicable to private hire (Uber or Grab).

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>>If your child is below 1.35m, you can only use taxi and you have to either use two cabs or book a 7 seater limo cab (you can download ComfortDelGro App)<<

>>The local taxi rule for 3 children below the age of 12 are considered as 2 adults are NOT applicable to private hire (Uber or Grab).<<

You are right about the rules being different for private cars. Given that 3 adults and 2 children below 12 are allowed in a 4-seater taxi, it is puzzling why you suggested OP to take 2 taxis or a 7-seater limo. Those are clearly not private-hire cars.

OP is not limited to private cars if she wants to use Uber or Grab. Uber and Grab allow passengers to select taxis only through GrabTaxi and UberFlash.

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8. Re: Uber rides in Singapore

Apologies and noted that taxi will allow the 3 adult 2 child. OP will have the option of regular Taxi, GrabTaxi, UberTaxi. Please do note UberFlash as you mentioned actually allows both private hires and taxi.

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>>Please do note UberFlash as you mentioned actually allows both private hires and taxi.<<

That is a valid point. OP can stick to taxis and GrabTaxi then. ComfortDelgro also has its own app (choose between metered and flat fares) . https://www.cdgtaxi.com.sg/

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10. Re: Uber rides in Singapore

Thanks for all the replies which have indeed enlighten me.

one additional query: is regular taxi, Ubertaxi or Grabtaxi cheapest?

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