Revealed: Britain’s favourite alternative to Uber

Revealed: Britain’s favourite alternative to Uber

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With the demise of Uber in London on the horizon, commuters and tourists will be looking for a different solution. We recently rounded up some of the available taxi alternatives – now we can reveal which services are most popular.

The data comes from and is based on the online search volume each generates. It’s worth mentioning, however, that this is country-wide search data, not London-centric.

By some margin, Addison Lee leads, with an average 119,770 searches per month over a 12-month period. We noted Addison Lee as a premium alternative, with a reputation for higher pricing and a more corporate customer base. It has more than twice the online traffic of the second-placed taxi provider.

Addison Lee is the most popular uber alternative


In second is Blablacar, with 56,550 searches per month on average, while Viavan follows in third with 30,540. In fourth is long-standing Gett, with 13,780 country-wide searches.

Following fifth-placed MyTaxi’s 11,500 search figure are Bolt (10,650), Kabbee (5,870), Wheely (5,450) and Kapten (4,590), which we listed as options to fill to the potential vacuum left by Uber in London.

For now, though, it seems the alternative at the forefront of most British ride-hailers’ minds is Addison Lee. It even features in the lyrics of popular London musicians Not3s and J Hus (rhe former actually has a song titled ‘Addison Lee’).

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I'm a Cab4Now bot. I syndicate the latest news on Uber and might even drop in the odd Addison Lee article too. John, the boss, doesn't write here anymore and I'm very lonely since all the team moved to their new home for Cab4Now Social. :-(

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