$25 Flat Fares to The Airport @ Ola Cabs

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OLADROP

Apply coupon 'OLADROP' to redeem, $25 up to 20km and then regular fares apply.

Also Melbourne specific use code 30MEL for 30% off, valid for 15 rides and capped at max $8 discount (expires 10/02).

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Referrer gets $20 credit & referee receives $20 off their 1st trip.

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  • +2 votes

    Which one?

    • +4 votes

      Any airport? I'm thinking it's Aus wide but can somebody confirm? It works for Melb, tested and nearly $15 cheaper vs UBER, tested collins street Melb to airport.

  • +3 votes

    LAX ?

  • +25 votes

    I've personally had pretty bad experiences with Ola. Toll prices get snuck into the fare even when not travelling on a toll road. Expecting to pay a quoted price after putting in the coupon code to the booking (and getting a reduced quoted price) and then getting charged the non-discounted price or more. And this is without any traffic or route deviations too.

    • +3 votes

      I though this also happened with uber?

      Its all down to GPS of the driver I'm pretty sure.

    • +9 votes

      I've had pretty good experiences (one cancellation, the rest fine) but it does seem like it might be easier to rort than Uber. The quoted fare is an estimation - like Uber used to be - but fortunately I've had most of my fares come out slightly under. My last driver asked me if I wanted to go a certain route which I wasn't expecting - when I'm catching an Uber, they never ask, just follow the route in the app. I agreed and the fare was $1 less than quoted so he wasn't trying to rip me off. I'll keep using them as long as they keep releasing coupons ;)

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        I generally follow non-toll routes when I am in no hurry and no driver has denied it ever, be it Ola or Uber or DiDi.

    • +6 votes

      I've personally had pretty good experiences with Ola. turned up within minutes usually and the fare was always cents away from the estimated fare displayed during booking. To each their own i guess.

    • +12 votes

      I've sworn off Ola after being farked around one too many times, not to mention the INCESSANT promotional android notifications.

    • +7 votes

      Exact same here.

      My partner was getting harassed by one of the drivers as well with phone calls late in the night asking for sexual favors, as well as messages. This was after he was being creepy and uncomfortable in the car, asking for personal information, then hung out the front of our unit for about 25m until I stepped out.

      Tried reporting it to Ola about 5-6 times. No response, no resolution.

      Would not recommend Ola.

    • +1 vote

      i had one bad exp where OLA driver kept going after dropping me off..complaint and received refund. Other than this, all good

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        Same issue on my first trip. Seems to be a popular scam.

        • +1 vote

          Too obvious to be a scam? I'd rather think the driver forgot to stop the trip. You paid with a credit card and can claim refunds easily.

    • +1 vote

      Likewise. Back when I used it, I had a $20 promo credit on my account. The app showed a trip quote price of $18 without any indication that the price included the promo credit. So I was rudely surprised by the end of it when I discovered that the trip was, in fact, $38, and I was charged $18.

      I wrote to customer service, explaining how misleading their app is, and comparing it to what their competitors apps show (e.g. Taxify), but they didn't care and didn't even bother responding to my reply.

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      Ola and another company really bad. Scam artists. Ola Office doesn't care let's the driver keep operating. Pretend to pick you up and charge you. When they do pick you up, some of the drivers seem so dodgy: not a comfortable ride. Never again.

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      Lol, I just did a test from carseldine to Brisbane airport, $3.19 toll snuck in there. I wonder where is this “toll” that I am not aware of. Is it ACCC or someone else who can fix these mobs ?

  • +1 vote

    For Sydney, looks reasonable compared to train, considering station access fee is $14.30. Traffic is terrible if travelling by car though.

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      hence why a driver drives ya while you sit back and sip on your 7/11 coffee

      • -5 votes

        This stopped working Jan 7. The gates won't open if it will put it in to negative balance.

        • +1 vote

          This stopped working Jan 7. The gates won't open if it will put it in to negative balance.

          The link Bob81 supplied isn’t about gaming the Opal system loophole which, as you pointed out, has been fixed.

      • +1 vote

        Sadly all of them seem to involve a lot of walking and / or catching buses and then trains. So as the article says it probably isnt doable or as worthwhile if you have luggage. If its just carry on then its a different story.

        But really it should just not have to be done, we shouldnt be getting robbed at the airport train station. IT should be a standard fare, there are so many more people who would use it if that was the case. Its another privatised / money making scam.

        From where i live its about 25-30$ on uber and about 19$ via the train. At that point, not really much point catching the train but if it was only 5$ish, then definitely would consider it.

  • +1 vote

    Can never find a car with these guys, anyone use them regularly in Melbourne?

  • +1 vote

    Just tested on a 22km trip to canberra airport - said code was invalid - might be within 20km only, rather than 20km for $25 + extra if need be - might be within 20km only???

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    wonder if they do station pier..for cruises

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    I got sent OLAPICK for Brisbane Airport.

  • +5 votes

    Ola sucks, I've used them twice and both experiences were horrible. The app is absolute trash and the drivers weren't pleasant. Uber may be a little more expensive but I will never use Ola again.

    • +4 votes

      Generally speaking, Uber's reject drivers who were kicked off their platform go to Ola / Taxify, hence the lower quality of driver.

      • +4 votes

        Or drivers that are pissed off paying a high commission to Uber.

        I was in an Uber Pool the other night and the driver was telling the passenger to download the Ola app.

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      Yep true. Better to pay more for Uber as they have cancel function in case driver drives off without you and charges you :-/

  • +3 votes

    Tried it out on a similar offer. Driver accepted and drove a kilometer north of where I was then cancelled trip. Tried again in the daytime, no cars available. Uninstalled.

  • +1 vote

    OLAPICK - same deal when departing airport. $25 - 20km. Working Melb airport to CBD - 22km. Suggested price $30

  • +3 votes

    Ola is trash. Better off walking.

  • +2 votes

    I used Ola in India. It’s more popular than Uber over there. Very handy as it eliminates all the haggling and getting ripped off.

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    Got a 50% off code for Sydney when I signed up SYD50

  • +2 votes

    App Estimate: 21km to Brisbane Domestic Airport via toll bridge $28.50 with OLADROP currently.
    Discount $12.33. (Includes tolls/parking, booking fee, but dearer if slow journey etc)

    But from my place it is a 1 zone bus fare on 590 route from Garden City to Skygate (DFO), then free shuttle Tbus from same stop.
    Very cheap during operating hours (adult $3.22/4.03. Concession $1.61/2.02 off-peak/peak with Gocard) Have taken taxi @6am from DFO to Domestic for a bit over $15.

    • +1 vote

      The bus would be much cheaper but would take a lot longer and ola would pick you up from your door and drop right at the departure terminal

      • +1 vote

        I'd never considered that…😉

        Done it many times… 5 min walk to bus, then hop off onto next & dropped off by Taxi drop off at departure terminal. Pretty easy for me.

        Given the discussion here on rides not picking people up etc, I'd rather get to the airport a bit slower than miss my flight due to problems with a ride!

        I've booked taxis for family for many years - about every 2nd ride is late, can't find the address, has to be reordered… Means making an earlier booking time allowing enough time for their stuff ups. Rather stressful! I'll take the bus & relax🚌

        It's just a matter of time & timing. I always allow plenty of time when catching flights anyway.

        Everyone has their own priorities. I've been travelling around the world for many years, but I'm not in a hurry.

        Considering how much discussion there is on this site about saving a few cents, the bus saves me $25 each way over this deal & code.

        But will keep this deal in mind for transport at other times when the buses aren't available👍

        Think next flight is $1 each way😀 So don't want to waste too much getting to/from airport😉

    • +1 vote

      2 zones.

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        Yes. Thanks.
        1 bus ride to DFO, but 2 Zones.
        Forgot Zone system had changed. Took it from an old comment of mine.
        Fares quoted are current.

  • +2 votes

    I've had nothing but good experiences with Ola. Plenty of deals all the time & I got picked up in a Tesla the other day which was was rather unexpected/awesome.

    I usually check it before Uber these days because they don't ever seem to lower their prices.

    • +1 vote

      I've had nothing but bad experiences in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Tried to give them benefit of the doubt but they are shifty as. It seems like company wide hopelessness as opposed to one market being a let down.

  • +1 vote

    DiDi is the king now I reckon. But OLA is my go to for the airport due to them generally always having airport specials.

    I’ve had a few bad experiences with Uber and instead of refunding me my money in full when the driver didn’t show, they just give me a stupid $10 credit.

    DiDi gave me a full refund once when I just gave poor feedback about a driver

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      I got unexpected charges from Didi in the two rides I took.

      Not sure why they have any appeal. Maybe I just had two out of two bad experiences.

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        Their appeal is that they recently changed their rates so they are now the cheapest out of the ride sharing companies. Apple has also invested $1B in them so I see promise.

        I have only had 1 bad experience out of many

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        I looked at the reviews and everyone else seems to have unexpected charges as well.

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    Did a fare estimate from Perth (Cultural Centre) to Terminal 1 without coupon. Comes up as $25.66 (Ride fare $22.83 + booking Fee $0.50 + Taxes $2.33)
    Once I add the coupon OLADROP it changes to $20.44 Ride fare $22.83 + booking Fee $0.50 + Taxes $2.33 - Discount $4.83). Distance is 17km. Not complaining that it's cheaper but don't quite know the discount is calculated. Does this just apply to time. Say i'm stuck in traffic for half an hour is the fare capped at $25?

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    Wouldn’t bother, lander 1130pm in Melbourne (domestic) and was canceled on 4 times, one douche even accepted the trip and reported dropping me off 5m away and charged me $13.

    Ended up taking an Uber at an inflated rate.

    EDIT: maybe only consider if you can afford to wait / be late

    • +3 votes

      Don't even get me started on OLA, they won't pay you the referral credit as a new rider and then when you try and take it up with customer support they tell you they can't credit your account and you have to take a trip before they can process credit. Then you take the trip and they suddenly go quiet as far as the credit is concerned.

      Avoid avoid avoid, they are dodgy as anything. I wasn't even able to delete my account but as sure as hell the app is never being reinstalled on any of my devices.

      TL;DR = Ola are rip off merchants, save yourself the hassle.

      • +1 vote

        Damn! Okay, deleting the app.
        Thanks for the heads up

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        +1
        This happened to me too! Not honour the referral credit as a new rider.
        However i was curious of their normal charges may be cheaper than Uber.
        At the time @Melb Airport, they charged some Airport surchage which equated to same charge as Uber.

        Took Uber … & never Ola again.

  • +1 vote

    Just signed up to have a look. Code did not work for me in Adelaide. Said code invalid, but then had an in app message offering 50% off with ADL50 which worked

  • +3 votes

    okay for all those saying that OLA drivers are "crap" "uber reject". Most drivers if they are smart have both OLA and Uber running at same time. OLA pays more and thus when given a option of choosing a OLA ride or Uber ride. They always chose OLA.

    • +1 vote

      True. Drivers pay 15% commission to Ola and 30% to Uber. Didi is better still at only 5% commission. Although it's likely they will will raise their commission over time. Uber did start at 5% in the beginning too.

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    Can someone tell me where you enter the code?

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    What about from the airport?

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    Tried the code for a 34km to Perth airport t1it only reduce $6 from $45 to $39

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    Did anyone else read that as "$25 Fat Flares to The Airport" ?

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    Not a member yet, any option to add a child seat?

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