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Irate passenger posts receipt for 10-minute Sydney cab ride that cost $92 

No wonder Uber’s so popular: Irate passenger posts receipt for 10-minute Sydney cab ride that cost $92

  • The passenger said they caught a cab from the CBD to Chippendale at 3pm
  • When they paid, they didn’t check the price of the fare until they saw the receipt
  • They posted the image of the receipt on Reddit and said, ‘Sydney’s expensive’

An irate passenger posted their receipt for a 10-minute Sydney cab ride – and it that cost passenger $92. 

The customer said they caught a cab from the central business district to Chippendale at 3pm.  

They said when they paid, they didn’t check the price on on the pay machine and only noticed the massive charge when they looked at the receipt at home. 

They posted the image of the receipt on Reddit with the caption: ‘Sydney’s getting a little expensive.’ 

The passenger stated they caught a cab from the central business district to Chippendale at 3pm. They said when they paid, they didn’t check the price counter and only noticed the massive charge when they checked the receipt at home

Many commenters said the passenger was ripped off by the cab driver. 

One person said: ‘You got ripped.’ 

Another said: ‘Yeah you got conned.’ 

Other commenters said Uber was a much cheaper alternative to a cab.  

‘A dollar a minute waiting at traffic lights? What’s the Uber equivalent?’ One person said. 

Another commented: ‘Should’ve gotten an Uber.’ 

They posted the image of the receipt on Reddit with the caption, 'Sydney's getting a little expensive'

They posted the image of the receipt on Reddit with the caption, ‘Sydney’s getting a little expensive’

Many commenters said the passenger was ripped off by the cab driver while others said Uber was a much cheaper alternative

Many commenters said the passenger was ripped off by the cab driver while others said Uber was a much cheaper alternative

Demand for cabs has stalled throughout Australia as people choose to use Uber instead. 

The number of Australians using the US-based ride-sharing service has grown significantly, with 4.3million people using Uber in an average of three months. 

The amount of Australians using cabs has dropped 21.5 per cent over the past two years.  

WHAT ARE THE MAXIMUM CHARGES FOR CABS IN THE CITY? 

Hire Charge: 

Peak Time Hire Charge: 

Distance Rate:

Night Distance Rate:

  • $2.63 per kilometre (trips between 10pm and 6am)

Waiting Time

  • $56.68 per hour while vehicle speed is less than 26km/h

Source: Transport NSW 

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