Hello. Are Uber and Grab commonly used in Medan? Any restriction to use them fetching us from 5* or 4* hotels?
grab and go car are both popular and there are no restrictions. I am not sure how popular uber is.
i almost never heard of anyone who use uber in medan. as mentioned above grab and gojek (go car for the car version) are the two heavyweight in indonesia. i would assume uber driver is quite limited but i could be wrong
What about taking grabcars at midnight? A lot of them? Say you arrive there in the middle of the night and want to go around/commute to hotel.
not a lot but available and practice caution when using them late at nite. there are some story about not too honest driver, not to scare you but just sharing some info.
there is a case where the driver hid a friend at the back of the car so they can mug you. its has becoming like a norm for ppl taking transport late at night to check the back of the car to make sure nobody is there.
otherwise i would suggest just take bluebird taxi. Gojek (indonesia local online taxi brand) have a corporation with bluebird where you can order it from their apps and still pay apps' price
That’s a very useful piece of info. Thank you so much!
if all fail just take the bluebird from airport (those that are waiting at the airport) or call them. don't take any of the drivers that are offering their service in front of the airport, you never know what you get yourself into