uberX Reduced Prices: Rides Now Cost Less Across KL

February 2, 2016

For those of us who love using uberX to get around KL, there's reason to celebrate: uberX has reduced its rates by up to 15 percent starting January 18 this year, making it cheaper for us to reach restaurants, run errands & travel in fuss-free comfort. Over the past several weeks, we've taken multiple rides that underscore how uberX is now increasingly preferable to driving.

If you're working in Damansara Uptown & you're heading to 1 Utama for a shopping break, or better still a business or leisure lunch at Ante (our favourite new restaurant in this mall), our recent 4.4-kilometre ride from Uptown to Utama cost only RM7.01 - a nice result, since we saved on parking charges at 1 Utama & the extra time it would have taken to find a parking spot there.

Time for tea? uberX could take you from Bangsar to Foo Foo, Taman Tun Dr Ismail's newest destination for desserts, for RM13.44 (according to our ride experience, excluding a RM2 toll fee on the SPRINT highway, which is added to your total bill) - a fair cost, considering the 24 minutes required for the journey, door-to-door.

Even a trip from the suburbs to the city centre won't weigh too heavily on your wallet now - if you're searching for an off-the-beaten-path spot for dinner one evening, it could be worth travelling to the new Sarang, which serves Peranakan temptations near Bukit Bintang. Our 12-kilometre uberX trip between Desa Sri Hartamas & Sarang on Jalan Galloway cost only RM12.32.

And finally, in this season of festive feasting with the family, leave the car behind & rely on uberX - share a trip together from Bangsar to Desa Sri Hartamas for just RM7.26; get dropped off right in front of Steaks & Lobsters for a happy prosperity toss!

If you haven't used Uber yet, it's time to begin! For new users, follow the steps below to redeem your first two rides for free:
1. Download the Uber app from the App Store, Play Store or Windows Store - and register your Uber account.
2. Apply the code EATDRINKKL as your first promotional code & you'll receive 2 Free Rides worth RM30 each.
3. Request a ride through the app and ride for free to any destination (with two ride values of up to RM30 each).

Many thanks to uberX for partnering with Eat Drink KL!