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11 E-Hailing Apps In Malaysia To Try If You Can't Manage To Get A Ride

You can start trying them out to see which one you like best.

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Finding it hard to book a ride these days? There's no harm getting multiple e-hailing apps so you can find the best deal or ensure you get to your destination.

Whether you're looking to arrange for a trip to the airport, or have to commute from one place to another amidst the hectic KL traffic, e-hailing services can be a convenient solution, especially if you don't want to drive yourself and find parking.

We've compiled several e-hailing services you can currently find in Malaysia, so you can start choosing one that suits you best:

1. MyCar

First up on the list is MyCar, which is a Malaysian homegrown e-hailing brand that provides on-demand passenger transport services across 13 major cities in Malaysia. 

As of this time of writing, the e-hailing platform has achieved a number of over 100,000 drivers, serving more than one million passengers a month. 

MyCar is owned by Platform Apps Sdn Bhd, and has been in the industry for about two years.

Available in: 13 major cities in Malaysia which may include Kuala Lumpur, George Town of Penang, Ipoh, Johor Bahru, Malacca City, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Alor Setar, Tawau, Sandakan, and more. 

You can download their app on iOS and Android.

2. EzCab

EzCab is yet another Malaysian-based e-hailing platform that provides swift booking service for taxis, cars, and luxury vehicles.

They also provide 24/7 call centre support and can be accessed through a smartphone app.

Currently, EZCab's services are available in a few major cities in Malaysia. However, they intend to expand their services into new markets in the future.

Available in: Kuala Lumpur, surrounding Klang Valley areas, Penang, Perak, Seremban, Johor Bahru, Melaka, and Sabah.

You can download their app on iOS, Android, and Huawei App Gallery.

3. MULA

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MULA Car International was established in 2016 as a technology-driven company aimed to provide a wide-range of passenger transportation network via their mobile app.

Their app also comes with an SOS feature that is available for both drivers and passengers to seek help in the event there is distress.

Available in: Penang, Klang Valley, Johor, Perak, Seremban, and Melaka.

You can get their app on iOS and Android.

4. Riding Pink

Founded by stay-at-home mother, Denise Tan, Riding Pink is Malaysia's first exclusively women and children only ride app.

The app was done to empower thousands of women drivers with new income opportunities, as well as to provide a safe, trusted and comfortable service that connects female passengers with female drivers.

Available in: Klang Valley and Johor, and some access to other parts in Malaysia.

You can get their app on iOS and Android.

5. Maxim

Maxim was founded back in 2003 to make ordering rides, freight transportation, shopping and delivery, and roadside assistance modern, accessible, and safe.

As of January 2022, the service includes over 1,000 cities of operation around the world, including Malaysia.

Available in: Across all of Malaysia.

You can get their app on iOS and Android.

6. Kumpool

Kumpool started with the idea to bring back the 'kampung spirit' to busy city life. It is derived from the Malay word 'kumpul', which means 'to gather.'  

The purpose of the service is to commute together and keep cost low, specifically for on-demand bus pooling and delivery services. It functions by gathering passengers' bookings in real-time and then setting a route based on everyone's pick-up and drop-off stops.

Available in: Johor Bahru, Bukit Indah, Subang Jaya, Petaling Jaya, and Cyberjaya.

You can get their app on iOS and Android.

7. Buddy Driver

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Powered by SOCAR, Buddy Driver offers professional drivers that have undergone an intensive screening process with a 99% zero accidents rate.

Unlike other e-hailing apps, Buddy Driver provides professional drivers to ensure that their passengers' commute and occasions stay reliable and safe. In fact, Buddy Driver is more about renting the driver than the car itself.

Available in: Klang Valley.

You can get their app on iOS and Android.

8. GOJO

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GOJO, which stands for 'good journey', is commited to making transport and delivery safe and affordable.

They provide city and inter-city rides, as well as delivery services.

Available in: Some parts of Malaysia.

You can get their app on iOSAndroid and Huawei AppGallery.

9. RYDE

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Ryde is a Singaporean startup which triples as a carpooling, taxi, and private-hire car service.

The platform mostly encourages carpooling, as they say it reduces congestion, and allows people to communicate and make friends as they carpool together.

In addition to that, it also reduces costs as the fare of the ride will be split in each trip.

Available in: Klang Valley, with plans to expand to Johor Bahru, Malacca, and Penang.

You can get their app on iOS and Android.

10. airasia Ride

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airasia Ride is an extension the airasia super app, which was only just established in August, 2021.

With over 53,000 riders registered and over two million completed rides, it is one of the most fastest-growing e-hailing platforms in Malaysia. They've also just introduced a full time employement programme for drivers!

Available in: Klang Valley, with plans to expand across all of Malaysia.

You can get their app on iOS and Android.

11. Grab

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Last, but certainly not least, is the most well-known e-hailing service in Malaysia, Grab.

Grab has spearheaded the e-hailing industry in Southeast Asia, garnering about 2.9 million drivers as of 2019 according to Statista.

The e-hailing service has since transformed to sort of an everyday app spanning food and mart deliveries, a merchant hub, and passenger rides.

Available in: All across Malaysia.

You can get their app on iOS and Android.

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