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Ridesharing in Guadalajara, Mexico

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RidesharingGuadalajara is a large city, and as such, has its share of transportation options to get you from one place to another here in Mexico. In addition to the typical flights and long-range bus services, you can obviously rent a car. We’ve even heard of individuals contracting with Uber drivers to get from here to the Jaliscan coast, for instance. That seems a bit much to us, but to each their own. Renting a car can be rather expensive too, and risky. Thefts, damage, and accidents are real issues. Bus and plane travel are dandy, but what if there are no bus routes or flights to your particular destination? And might there not be something even cheaper than traveling by bus or plane? A local bus might do, but it might take forever, depending on where you’re going. A taxi might do, but that could be prohibitively costly. A tour bus might get you somewhere, but hopping on a tour bus is a thing entirely unto itself. If you don’t own your own car, whatever are you to do? Hitch a ride, that’s what.

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uberX Now Available in Guadalajara, Mexico

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uber_whiteBack in December of last year, we wrote about your car-service options with accompanying mobile applications available here in Guadalajara, including Easy Taxi, Yaxi, and Uber. At that time, of the Uber offerings, only UberBlack and UberSUV existed. Just recently, Uber finally added uberX, their low cost service, which has already been active in Mexico City for awhile. This is great news if you’re a fan of having options when it comes time to get from point A to point B.

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Car-Service Mobile Applications on Your Smart Device: The New Way to Order a Taxi or an Uber in Guadalajara, Mexico

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mobile-phone-307187InterNations, a worldwide expat organization with a chapter here in Guadalajara, recently threw its weight behind Easy Taxi, a service with its own mobile application that allows you to order a participating taxi right from your smart device in your own native language (while the driver can see the request in theirs), wherever you might be in the city. While we’re glad to see that such an organization with some ability to influence trends is backing this app, in use in more than 30 countries, and thus promoting the use of technology to improve the experience of all parties involved in this area of the transportation industry, we thought we’d take it a step further and review all the car-service mobile application offerings available to you currently in Guadalajara so that you can make a more informed decision.

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