Grab App: 2019 discount code & review of cheapest local taxis.
Grab is the Asian version of Uber or LYFT – and is equally as convenient and cheap. You aren’t required to register your bank details, meaning it can be used to simply book a taxi at short notice and at a time where you may only have access to wifi; like arriving at an airport, with your now-foreign sim inside your phone.
It’s also a useful tool for negotiating cheaper rates when haggling on the street (at the very least, it can stop you from getting ripped off too much!) I accidently inputted the wrong address when sourcing a taxi from Chiang Rai to Chiang Mai last week. The quote came up on my handset as 900 Thai baht, whereas a guy on the street had quoted 3000. When he glanced at my screen he dropped the price to 2000 (it was only when I was sat in a restaurant that evening that I realized the end destination where I had placed the pin was actually around the half way point between the two cities… Oops)
If you don’t bookmark this page, and sign up later, quote: GRABGLOBALAMIGO to get money off a Grab taxi in future. Don’t wait til you’re stuck in Bangkok at 4am. If you have wifi now, download it now – It may well be a life saver…
Nb. For every three people who sign up, I earn enough commission to collect a pal from BKK or Don Meung airport for free! (You can earn similar rewards once you’ve signed up too)
*Grab App warning: Only request your taxi when you are definitely ready to be picked up. It’s a very popular app – there could be one a few minutes away from you right now!*