Uber to launch in Perth next week

By Chris Chamberlin, July 15 2014

Uber will officially launch in Perth next week.

The smartphone-based Uber service connects you with any available private hire car driver in your area, at rates which are only around 15-20% more expensive than a taxi.

Although running in a low-key trial around Perth's CBD from late May, as of July 23rd Uber cars will be more broadly available throughout the WA capital and suburbs.

New Uber customers in Perth (or anywhere else for that matter) can sign up for the service at uber.com and enter the special Australian Business Traveller promotion code of uberAusBT to add $10 free Uber credit to their account, which will count against your first paid ride in an Uber car.

(Disclaimer: we'll also pick up $10 of Uber credit when you take that ride, so it's a win-win.)

Read: Get $10 discount with our Uber promo code

Uber doesn't actually employ the drivers or own the cars, but rather provides a go-between to link drivers who have some downtime between booked jobs with people seeking a quality ride that's a cut above a taxi.

Uber counts many business travellers among its customers, especially for runs to and from the airport.

Read: Our review of Uber in Sydney

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Chris Chamberlin

Chris Chamberlin is the Associate Editor of Executive Traveller and lives by the motto that a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, a great latte, a theatre ticket and a glass of wine!

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

23 Mar 2012

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would be great if there was a windows phone app... :(

Have you tried using https://m.uber.com? The functionality is similar and doesn't require an Android or iOS device.

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

23 Mar 2012

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Thanks, haven't tried it but will :)


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