If you’re visiting St Lucia soon then you might be wondering: is there Uber in St Lucia?
I was wondering the exact same thing which is why I decided to put together this helpful guide after spending hours researching it.
This post covers if St Lucia has Uber, other similar ridesharing apps available in St Lucia and how you can easily get an airport transfer.
Does St Lucia Have Uber?
St Lucia does not currently have Uber however there are other ridesharing apps similar to Uber present on the island.
Allez and PayCab both follow the same model as Uber. You simply download an app and it will use your GPS to match you with a nearby driver.
Just like Uber, once you’ve placed your order, you’ll receive the name of your driver, a description of the vehicle and the vehicle registration number.
It’s also completely cashless so the app connects with your bank card meaning you don’t have to worry about having cash on you.
Using these types of apps is definitely the easiest way to travel around St Lucia and is much better than traditional taxis.
Here’s a few reasons why rideshare apps are better than traditional taxis:
- You don’t have to worry about being scammed or overcharged.
- Taxis in St Lucia don’t have meters so you’ll need to negotiate the price to ensure you don’t get ripped off.
- You don’t need to spend ages searching for an available taxi.
- Rideshare apps tend to be cheaper than traditional taxis.
- All taxis in St Lucia require you to pay in cash – they don’t accept credit cards. Rideshare apps are completely cashless.
Rideshare apps like PayCab and Allez are relatively new to the island but are becoming increasingly popular with both tourists and locals.
As the apps are still in the early stages, this does mean that from time to time, they may not have drivers available instantly especially if you visit during the peak tourist season.
I still prefer them to traditional taxis though and it’s always worth checking the apps before agreeing to a taxi (as prices tend to be lower on the apps).
Here’s what I do:
- Check both Allez and PayCab to see if they have drivers available nearby.
- If they do then great! I book my car ride with them.
- If they don’t then I head over to a taxi stand or hail down a passing taxi and try to agree on a reasonable price.
Allez in St Lucia
Allez is available on both iOS and Android. It’s my personal favorite ridesharing app in St Lucia.
Allez is a great choice as they have a range of different transport options to suit different types of travelers.
You can choose to travel by car, motorcycle, bus or boat depending on your needs and budget.
It’s super affordable and convenient. They also offer premium features like Allez Deluxe and Allez Plus which offer extra space, just like Uber.
They also have lots of built in safety features to put you at ease and always give you an estimate of the cost prior to booking.
Allez is a St Lucian owned app that was founded by two St Lucian women so it’s great to know that you’re supporting the local community when using this app.
PayCab in St Lucia
PayCab is available on both iOS and Android.
PayCab also follows Uber’s model making it super easy and convenient to book a taxi.
They only offer car rides (no motorcycles or boats) and offer great pricing and an easy to use app.
St Lucia Airport Transfers
If you’re looking for transport from the airport then I’d recommend that you pre-book your transfer in advance.
This completely takes the stress out of the day as you know your transport is sorted for you in advance.
You don’t have to worry about getting ripped off by a taxi or if there will be any drivers available on the rideshare apps.
This private airport transfer offers competitive prices and a fantastic service. They’ll be sat there waiting for you as you leave the airport so no long queues and no stress.
You’ll get a comfortable, air-conditioned car with WiFi and they’ll even give you a beer or a glass of wine to sip on during the journey.
If you don’t mind sharing with a few other people then you can book this shared airport transfer instead for a much cheaper price.
And that’s it!
Thanks for reading this post all about if there is Uber in St Lucia.
Even though Uber doesn’t currently operate in St Lucia, there are plenty of other similar ways to get around the island.
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