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List Of Top 10 Best Taxi Companies In Kenya

by Zack Abuyeka

This is a list of top 10 best taxi companies in Kenya as of 2019. There are numerous taxi companies in Kenya which offer services on a 24-hour basis. However, there are few which are renowned for offering exemplary and professional services to clients. Such companies offer enjoyable rides in clean vehicles, fast pickups, affordable charges and high level of personalized customer care. Taxi business in Kenya is very competitive and requires you to offer exemplary and professional services to gain a competitive advantage over others.

Technological advancements have also contributed to the growth of the taxi business in Kenya. The technological advancements fostered the introduction of taxi-hailing apps in Kenya

In no particular order, here is a list of some of the best taxi companies in Kenya.

1. Uber

It is a U.S based taxi hailing company that was introduced into the Kenyan market in 2015. It currently offers its services in Nairobi, Mombasa and Thika. The uber app can be downloaded from Google Play Store. Uber offers three options, the Uber Chap Chap, Uber Select and Uber X.  Uber select is the most expensive while Uber Chap Chap is the cheapest. Uber drivers are always fast in picking up and responding to requests, thus making it the most reliable taxing hailing company in Kenya.

2. Bolt formerly Taxify

It is the second most popular taxi-hailing service that was introduced in Kenya in 2016. Kenya is actually the second African country after South Africa to launch Taxify. The Bolt app can also be downloaded from the Google Play Store. It is actually the cheapest taxi company in Kenya that seems to be offering stiff competition to Uber. Taxify recently launched the bodaboda option which charges a minimum fare of kshs. 50.

3. Little Cab

It is the third most popular taxi-hailing app which is accessible on the Google Play Store. It was launched in 2016, in a partnership between Safaricom and Craft Silicon. It only operates within Nairobi and its environs. Payments can be made in cash, bank transfers, debit card or credit card. Like uber, it offers three options which include; Basic, Comfort and Ladybug. The ladybug is driven by a female driver and is always the best choice for ladies in terms of safety, most preferably at night.

4. Pewin Cabs

It is a leading taxi and transport solutions provider that provides fast pickups, enjoyable rides in clean vehicles and a high level of personalized customer care. The company offers chauffer style taxi services for business executives and unique transport options for special events, business meetings and airport pick-ups. For any further inquiries, you can contact them on, +254 709 801 000.

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5. Delight Cabs Ltd

It was introduced in Kenya in 2009, with a key mission of providing a 24-hour taxi service for individuals, corporate clients as well as business clients. It offers executive transfers, airport transfers, daily transfers and car hire services. It offers executive services across major towns in Kenya.

6. Jatco Tours and Taxis Co.Ltd

It is a top taxi company that offers services within Nairobi and its environs. It offers exemplary services which include airport drop and picks services, corporate trips and guided tours. For any inquiries, you can contact the company via, +254 722 648 383/ 0725 280 000.

7. Jimcab Services Ltd

It is an established taxi private hire company located in Nairobi. It offers services that cover all types of jobs like local runs, airport transfers and long distance work. For bookings or any inquiries, you can contact them on, +254 714 333 777/ 0722 711 001.

8. Kenatco Taxis Ltd

It is the longest serving taxi company in Kenya with its headquarters in Nairobi, and other branches in Kisumu, Eldoret and Mombasa. It offers personal transfer services, airport transfers, corporate transfers and group transfers. For bookings and inquiries, you can contact, +254 709 642 000 / [email protected].co.ke

9. Absolute Cabs

It is operated by Absolute Adventure Safaris Ltd, a Nairobi based company that was incorporated in 2006, with a key mission of providing cost-effective, efficient and reliable transport services tailored to meet customers needs. The company offers airport transfers, corporate services, individual transport services and safaris. For any inquiries, you can contact the company on, +254 721 400 422/ 0725 632 844

10. Universal Cabs Ltd

It is a well established and efficient taxi company operating on a 24 hr basis within Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kakamega, Eldoret and Nakuru. It offers transport services to both individuals and corporate clients. All its vehicles are fitted with two-way radio communication gadgets, Stoic Global Positioning Systems (GPS) which enable the cars to be tracked or located in case of an emergency.

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