Google Maps adds Lyft and Gett services in USA and UK

Google first introduced price estimates for Uber rides way back in 2014, and while it’s a useful option if you’re running late to a meeting, the lack of other services was a little limiting. Google then added estimates for several more services: 99Taxis in Brazil, Ola Cabs in India, Hailo in the U.K. and Spain, mytaxi in Germany and Spain and Gett in the U.K.

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Now add to that list Lyft, which is available in the US, and Gett, which is available in the UK and New York City. Google Maps will also show different types of services, such as Lyft Line, the ride-hail company’s carpool option.

Google Maps announced it has added Lyft and Gett to its roster of ride-hail partners in a blog post. Now users who want to compare prices and travel time between different services can do so when they toggle over to the ride-share tab in the app. Google Maps would show a predicted price range rather than specific prices but it’s still better than nothing at all.


The service options you see will depend on driver availability at any given time, while if you have the respective apps installed, you can tap through to make a booking.

Uber had previously denied third party apps from accessing its API not allowing any third parties to compare it’s prices with any other service. However Google convinced Uber, its a win for the customers.


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