What will change?

The content of the Whim Urban 30 subscription will change as of 21 December 2020 for flat-rate taxi rides.

In the future, you will always get cheap, fixed-price Taksi Helsinki trips for €12.50 (up to a max of 3 km or 10 min). For any rides longer than 3 km or 10 minutes, the first part of your journey will always be charged at €12.50 and anything beyond that will be charged at the standard rate, so you always benefit from this new offer. The price is the same around the clock, even at night!

In addition to this, you can also use the normal-priced Lähitaksi and Menevä taxis. The price, terms and other services of the Urban 30 subscription remain unchanged.

 

Why is Whim raising taxi fares?

We were the first to launch the popular  € 10 taxis in November 2017. We wanted to offer a new kind of flexibility to public transport in the Helsinki metropolitan area by lowering the threshold for using a taxi as part of metro and bus trips.

Since then, we have added city bikes and electric e-scooters to our service, and early next year we will also add new types of bike services and shared cars.

We also want to continue to offer customers the opportunity to connect to the excellent public transport in the Helsinki metropolitan area safely and reliably from anywhere and at any time of the day.

In order to continue to be able to maintain low-cost, high-quality and safe taxis as part of this offering, we will adjust our pricing to reflect the current market situation.

We will continue to take the lead and bring new, sustainable and flexible mobility services to our customers alongside taxis, as well as ease in everyday travel. Our goal is to provide an attractive alternative to a private car for as many people as possible. This work is still ongoing.