Mobile apps are now an integral part of helping us get to places. And for the more than 19 million commuters across Southeast Asia, the Grab app moves people quickly around cities be it taxis, cars or bikes. Wherever you go in the region — in 30 cities across 6 countries and counting — you’ll find Grab-powered vehicles, booking kiosks, event transport and airport pick-up stations to help you travel safely and with ease, supported by our 350,000 drivers.
Today we’re announced that we’re taking the ubiquity of Grab in Southeast Asia up a notch by integrating the Grab service into Google Maps.
How will this work?
After keying in a destination in Google Maps, the app will offer Grab as part of the public transport options in a dedicated tab for ride-hailing services showing estimated pickup times, journey times and fares for GrabTaxi, GrabCar and GrabBike. This gives you the ability to compare and decide between walking, talking public transportation or hailing a Grab.
Our multiple transport services provides people a wider choice of travel at different price points. In addition, GrabCar offers fixed fares so you’ll have the assurance of a guaranteed fare that will not change regardless of route or traffic.
New users can enjoy a free ride up to $10 off
Google Maps will indicate when prices are surging due to high demand
Google Maps will indicate price, estimated time of arrival and journey time
Upon clicking the desired service, users will be redirected to the Grab app
Selecting one of the Grab ride options on Google Maps will take you directly to the Grab app with your journey information pre-filled, allowing you to simply book a ride with the tap of a button. If you don’t already have the Grab app, you’ll be first asked if you would like to install it from the App Store or Google Play Store.
Grab’s service on the Google Maps app will be rolling out in August and available on Android and iOS mobile devices in 24 cities across 6 Southeast Asian countries:
Indonesia: Bali, Bandung, Jakarta, Padang, SurabayaGrab’s service on the Google Maps app will be rolling out in August and available on Android and iOS mobile devices in 24 cities across 6 Southeast Asian countries:
Malaysia: Johor, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Kuching, Malacca, Penang
Philippines: Baguio, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro, Cebu, Davao City, Iloilo, Manila
Thailand: Bangkok, Phuket
Vietnam: Da Nang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh
New to Grab? Enjoy a discounted ride with us
For those of you who haven’t used our Grab service before, we want to make your first ride more enjoyable. Make use of an exclusive promotional code provided within Google Maps on the Grab app, “SGMAP” to enjoy a ride discount up to $10 in Singapore.
Google Maps has been helping people navigate the world for over a decade, and we’re excited to be able to make Southeast Asia more accessible through Grab’s affordable, on-demand local transport options.
Start Grabbing across Southeast Asia!