UberXL – Your larger ride on demand has arrived in Kuala Lumpur


Uber has brought KL-lites a convenient and cash-less way to get around using their smart phones. In the Klang Valley, you get a variety of rides from hatchbacks to sedans and occasionally MPVs/SUVs that could potentially carry more passengers.

For moments when you need a ride for a bigger group, Uber KL has finally introduced UberXL. This is a larger vehicle option that supports up to 6 passengers instead of the usual 4.


In terms of pricing, it is cheaper than requesting two UberX rides. The base fare for UberXL is RM2.50 and you’re charged both RM0.40/minute and RM0.75/KM for each trip. As comparison, the standard UberX charges RM1.50 for base fare, followed by RM0.30/minute and RM0.60/KM. There’s no mention of what vehicles are being used but it will definitely fit 6 passengers.

UPDATE: UberXL vehicles include the Toyota Wish, Nissan Grand Livina and Perodua Alza.

Using the fare estimator, it would cost around RM18-23 for a trip from MidValley to KLCC while a trip from Sunway Pyramid to KL Sentral costs approximately MYR23-30. For long distance trips, Uber charges a flat rate of RM110 to KLIA and RM160 to Genting Highlands. At time of writing, the option hasn’t appeared on our app and it could be rolled out in stages. This is good for lunch with your colleagues or weekend family trips to the mall.

Uber is available to download for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. As this is a cashless system, you’ll need to register with a credit/debit card.


Alexander Wong