If you have the Grab app in your smartphone, you can now use it to book Lyft rides in the U.S. The two-way integration with Lyft also means Lyft users can book Grab rides in Southeast Asia (SEA). In whole, Grab-Lyft integration will provide users with access to rideshare services in 30 cities across six countries in SEA and 200 U.S. cities.
“Grab has always put the freedom of choice, flexibility and convenience in the hands of our customers, including providing a seamless travel experience across borders, as we seek to outserve our users. Southeast Asia is a huge growth market for international visitors and we welcome our American friends and travellers from the U.S. to experience ride-hailing via taxis and cars in our region.” said Tan Hooi Ling, Co-Founder of Grab.
Lyft’s Head of International Product, Kristina Gibson said, “As more and more people travel to and from the U.S. and Southeast Asia, our work with Grab gives travellers peace of mind when abroad. It’s as easy as opening up the app you already know and love, requesting a ride and jetting off to where you need to be.”
This is the first two-way integration to go live in the global rideshare agreement between Didi Chuxing, Grab, Lyft, and Ola that was announced in December 2015. The roaming integration enables international travelers to access local on-demand rides without worry of local currency, language, downloading a new app or setting up new payment accounts. All rides are cashless and transacted via credit card or alternative payment options such as PayPal wallet, enabling for a seamless ride experience.