Ola Introducing Vehicles for Outstation Trips

oia outstation

oia outstation

It was all but a natural next step for Ola. As it was already providing intra city cab services, it was better placed to provide outstation services. This will help a lot of people to easily and quickly book cars for outstation travel from Bangalore. As this cars will be managed by a well know brand like Ola, it should also increase better customer service and accountability. This is a god send for unplanned travel and will be definitely enjoyed by frequent travelers / travel bloggers.

How to book your outstation travel on Ola mobile app?

  • Open the Ola App
  • Choose the ‘Outstation’ category
  • Enter the drop location
  • Enter the number of days for your trip (1-10 days)
  • Click ‘Confirm’ and get your ride within 2 hours

Refer the screenshot below to notice the new outstation icon.

ola app screenshot

I checked Ola’s blog post on June 1, 2016 for outstation category launch and found some interesting details:

There are some terms and conditions to the usage:

  • Cabs are subject to availability (this is well known )
  • Maximum expected time of arrival is 2 hours ( This is good)
  • All payments will be made in cash (did drivers did not agree to Ola money!!)
  • Your ride is always billed as a round trip. ( If you are going to travel one way than this is a loss making deal). Refer the app for complete details of fare.

 

  City   Type   Base fare   Per km Charges  Night Charges   Ride time charges
  Bangalore   Mini  Rs 2250 for first 250 kms for 24 hours   Rs 9/km  Rs 250 per night NA
  Bangalore   Prime  Rs 2500 for first 250 kms for 24 hours   Rs 11/km  Rs 250 per night NA

The rates for Delhi – NCR region is lesser than Bangalore.

Rs 8 / KM for Mini

Rs 10 / KM for Prime

Also, the base fare for mini is Rs 2000, where as it is Rs 2250 in Bangalore. Just thinking what makes things outright costlier in Bangalore!!