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Taxicabs are one of the most popular forms of public transport in Singapore. There are over 25,000 taxis and over half a million trips are carried out by taxis every day in the country. There are many leading taxi companies in Singapore that lead the cab business. They use taxi dispatch software to effectively manage customers, drivers, and the whole network.
The Top Taxi companies in Singapore are:
First on this list is Comfort Taxi, the leading taxi service among the top transportation companies in Singapore. Comfort Transportation was established in 1970. At that time it was known as the Workers’ Co-operative Commonwealth for Transport limited. The main aim behind this was to provide taxi drivers with a profession and a better life. From its beginnings of 1000 Morris Oxford taxis to its present fleet of over 10,000 taxis.
Then Comfort has expanded to the largest of the two taxi companies that ComfortDelGro has. Their taxi booking system, one of the finest in the region, securely connects cabs instantly. Its cutting-edge Customer Care Center handles over 20 million taxi bookings every year.
The second company on our list is also owned by the ComfortDelGro company. City Cab is one of the reputed taxi companies providing quality service in Singapore. It was formed in April 1995 through a merger of three taxi operations, namely Singapore Airport Bus service Ltd, Singapore Bus Service Taxi Pte Ltd, and Singapore Commuter Pte Ltd. ComfortDelGro and Singapore Technologies Kinetics jointly owned it.
The company operates a fleet of about 5,000 taxis in Singapore. The vehicles owned by the company include limousines and Mercedes Benz cars.
Trans-Cab Services Pte Ltd (“TCS”) began its operations on 28 April 2003. It is principally concerned with providing an economical and effective solution to passengers’ transportation needs through the fleet of taxis. TCS completely owns Trans-cab Logistics Pte Ltd, whose chief operations include the sale and purchase of diesel and the operation of diesel pump stations. The Trans Cab holds a license from LTA to operate taxis for a period of 10 years from 1 August 2003 to 31 July 2013
Since the company’s establishment, the company has quickly increased the fleet from 50 taxis in 2003 to 3,159 taxis as of 31 December 2009. Their taxi fleet includes 100 units of Mercedes taxis that aim to provide premium taxi services to business executives and tourists.
Premier Taxis Pte Ltd. is a subsidiary of Premier Corporation Pte Ltd. Since 1995 Premier Corporation Pte Ltd. has been a leading local car rental and Fleet Management Service Provider. The company took its present shape when the holding company got a Taxi Operator’s License following the deregulation of the Taxi Industry in 2003.
Since the launch of their first SilverCabs in March 2004, Premier Taxis earned a unique position to respond to their passengers’ requirements for quality service, and safe and comfortable rides. Premier Taxis is one of the best taxi companies in delivering the highest quality taxi rides in the country. It strives to classify itself as a Premium taxi operator by choosing excellent vehicles to match its preferred customer service.
Prime Taxi is one of the smallest, but most popular taxi service providers in the Singapore Taxi market. It has just under 100 taxi cabs using petrol and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) bi-fuel models since August 2007. Prime Car Rental & Taxi Services Pte Ltd (Prime Taxi) is wholly owned by Prime Leasing Pte Ltd, a member of the Cheng Yong Group of Companies which is one of the biggest parallel car importers in Singapore. Prime Taxi trained drivers to provide high-quality customer service.
Customers of Prime Taxi benefit from a high level of customer service provided by highly trained and motivated drivers. With one of the lowest daily rental rates, the latest CNG-powered taxis, and eco-friendly vehicles, drivers enjoy a win-win collaboration with the company.
All the above taxi operators are highly reputed and all provide superior service across Singapore. They appreciate commuters’ views and opinions.
If you are applying to start up a new taxi company, you must apply for a Taxi Service Operator Licence from LTA and also comply with the Quality of Service standards, codes, and audit requirements.