Lonely Planet Writer

Uber launches moto-taxi service in Bangkok

Global taxi app service Uber has launched a service on two wheels in the Thai capital targeting commuters fed up with Bangkok’s notorious traffic jams.

Traffic in Bangkok.
Traffic in Bangkok. Image by Clay Gilliland / CC BY-SA 2.0

Called UberMOTO, the service was introduced on Wednesday, 24 February, in Bangkok, where the company said the average daily commute takes 120 minutes. The on-demand service will cater to the districts of Sathorn, Siam and Silom. Drivers need to be insured, undergo a screening process which includes a police background check, and provide passengers with helmets. Rival taxi app Grab offers a similar service in Thailand, called GrabBike, which is also available in Indonesia and Vietnam.

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