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Ride in Style: different types of Uber rides in Kenya

If you’re reading this, we imagine you’ve already taken a ride with Uber in Kenya, but do you know what different types of Uber rides are available?

If you’re not sure what the difference between UberX and UberSELECT is, then don’t worry. We’ve put together this brief guide to help you get to know the different Uber car types available in Kenya a bit better.


The classic uberX service provides an affordable, everyday ride throughout Mombasa and Nairobi, helping to move communities in both cities. Whether you’re coming home from work or heading out with friends, uberX cars are the go-to option for a quick, affordable ride across town. The cars on the uberX vehicle list are typically comfortable sedans and seat up to four passengers – enough space for co-workers, friends or family.


Of all the types of Uber ride available, UberSELECT is an option which gives a higher quality experience. Along with being a comfortable and reliable ride, it’s also an Uber premium car service: your ride will be a newer, more luxurious model of car, including 7-seater sedans. UberSELECT the perfect choice for when you want to arrive in style without breaking the bank.

Uber ride options Kenya


When you have a super-short trip to make and time is not on your side, get riding with UberCHAPCHAP in Nairobi. UberCHAPCHAP is an affordable option offering quick and convenient rides, starting at just KSh 100! Although the service area is limited, UberCHAPCHAP is the way to go when running those quick errands on a budget.


With UberBODA, you can catch your typical, low-cost boda boda ride in Nairobi. However, with UberBODA there’s not haggling or searching for a ride! By requesting from the Uber app, you’ll know what you’re paying before you ride, will be able to see your driver’s details, and be rest assured that they have a valid license.

Uber ride options Kenya


Calling all Mombasa riders! Currently available within Mombasa Island and several other districts, you can request an UberPOA ride from the Uber app for a cheap Tuk Tuk trip across Mombasa, now without the haggling and unsafe manoeuvres.

Now you know the differences between Uber car types in Kenya, take a moment to weigh up your options next time you’re requesting a ride—whether you’re looking for a ride that’s affordable, comfortable or classy, there’s an Uber car in Kenya to suit your needs.