Few years ago in Port Harcourt, commuters only relied on rickety blue and white street taxis and buses for transportation in Port Harcourt City. Lots of man hour were lost and after a stressful day at work, one will have to go through stress hustling for a taxi at the park.
But this has changed as foreign and indigenous tech companies have keyed into the multi-billion dollar taxi market with the use of technology to solve this problem with the provision of e-hailing taxi services where customers only have to order a cab from the comfort of their homes or offices, pay fair charges, enjoy comfortable trips with classy rides, safer trips amongst other benefits.
Out of the numerous e-hailing taxi service providers in Port-Harcourt City, Nigeria, these are my top 5.
Top 5 e-hailing taxi services in Port-Harcourt
Launched in September 2017 in Lagos and August 2018 in Port Harcourt in recognition of the urgent need to provide the people of Port Harcourt with reliable, safe and comfortable e-hailing taxi service.
They are an affordable luxury cab service that gives commuters the opportunity to ride in clean taxis at a very affordable price with no surge charge.
This e-hailing taxi app also give customers the option to ride via an SUV or a saloon car, pay via cash or card. Their drivers are professionals and very courteous.
Their ETA is one of the best in Nigeria, the app is easy to use, they offer 24/7 e-hailing taxi service and also provide inter-city e-hailing taxi services.
2. Taxify (Bolt)
Bolt is an European ridesharing company that has spread its tentacles to 22 cities across 15 countries. It has been one of the foremost ride-hailing services in Nigeria since it made its entrance into Lagos in 2016 and Port Harcourt in 2019.
launched in Port-Harcourt in 2017, Ceetytaxi is a smart phone application that connects passengers with drivers allowing passengers to get a ride from the comfort of their phone. It is also an opportunity to improve better transportation modes while improving the productivity for private drivers, taxi drivers and car-hire companies.
Launched in Port-Harcourt in 2018, Cabby Nigeria is a taxi services technology company operating in few cities in Nigeria.
Cabby develops and operates the Cabby mobile application which allows people to request a taxi or hire a cab from their smartphone.
The name “Cabby” means a driver of a cab.