The popular ridesharing app Uber has today (Nov 1) officially launched in Chiang Mai.
To celebrate the launch, Uber is offering discounts on trips using its Uber X service.
Simply enter the promo code: HELLOCM or refer a friend to the service and you can try Uber X for free up to ฿75 for 2 trips.
The offer is available to new users only and valid until Dec 31 2016.
Uber also announced its standard pricing for trips around Chiang Mai city centre:
Base fare ฿20
฿2 per kilometer
฿2 per minute
฿150 from/to airport
฿250 from/to Doi Suthep
From the Tha Phae Gate:
To The Wualai Night Market ฿50
To Nimman Road ฿55
To The Railway Station ฿70
Like its services in Bangkok, Uber Chiang Mai will also accept cash payments in addition to the credit card payment option available in the app and online.
After launching in Bangkok in 2014, Uber has become extremely popular among expats and foreign tourists.
However, Uber’s operating in Thailand hasn’t been without controversy. Last year it was forced to suspend its Uber Moto, motorbike taxi service after the authorities in Thailand deemed the service to be illegal.
To use Uber in Chiang Mai download the Uber app to your Android or iOS device.
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