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Big Festival, Small Step

Happy Diwali!

A big festival calls for celebration, but it is also a time to pause and reflect on our actions and make promise​s​ for a better tomorrow.

The last few days we’ve seen a growing concern about pollution. But we believe pollution exists not just on Diwali but throughout​ the year. It’s not what we do on one day, but on all 365 days that can really help reduce pollution and impact the environment.

As a company, we are focused on creating green mobility solutions ​such as Share, Shuttle and Electric​ and will continue to innovate and build greener commute solutions. ​

So let’s celebrate, but also take a small step to embrace a greener lifestyle.

Take the bus, take the metro, take the train. Share your ride, Share a cab.
#FarakPadtaHai

Travel between Pune and Mumbai at just ₹1599* with Ola Outstation

Travel between Pune & Mumbai becomes more affordable!

If you are traveling for official meetings or have some personal work, make Ola Outstation your ride. With our one-way and round trip services between Pune and Mumbai, you can travel in the comfort of our cabs at any time. So, whether you need one of our plentiful Minis, our best-in-class Sedans, or you’re taking an SUV, Ola has you covered.

What’s more, we’re giving you ₹200 Flat off on your first Ola Outstation ride with code OSMP.

Use this code to enjoy travel between Mumbai & Pune at just ₹1599*.  Just click the Outstation icon on the Ola App.

Ola Outstation: What to expect?

One way rates: Pune to Mumbai

Base Fare Driver allowance Final fare (Tax incl.)
Mini 1599 200 1912
Prime Sedan 1849 200 2178
Prime Play 1849 200 2178
Prime SUV 2899 200 3294

One way rates: Mumbai to Pune 

Base Fare Driver allowance Final fare (Tax incl.)
Mini 1599 200 1912
Prime Sedan 1849 200 2178
Prime Play 1849 200 2178
Prime SUV 2899 200 3294

Round trip rates: Mumbai

Base Fare Driver allowance Extra km charges
Mini 2250 300 9
Prime Sedan 2500 300 10
Prime SUV 2500 300 10
Prime SUV 3500 300 14
Note: This package is inclusive of 250kms for 24hrs.

Round trip rates: Pune

  Base Fare Driver allowance Extra km charges
Mini 2250 300 9
Prime Sedan 2500 300 10
Prime SUV 2500 300 14
Prime SUV 3500 300 14
Note: This package is inclusive of 250kms for 24hrs.

Go on, let the travel bug bite you, hop on an Ola Outstation and travel away!

So, next time you are set on work travel, open the Ola App and get going!

Terms & Conditions:

  • Offer valid on one-time usage till 15th September 2017
  • Tolls, driver allowance and taxes extra, to be paid in cash to the driver partner
  • Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the offer at its sole discretion
  • Cabs are subject to availability
  • Cab categories available on Outstation vary by city. Please check the app for details
  • Refer here for complete details of fare

#MonsoonsWithOla – A Monsoon Travel Photo Contest

Monsoons make the land magical; the landscape is lush and green, the air tastes a little different, and people flock to coffee houses or tea dens to take advantage of the off season.

Enter, Ola Outstation! Share your best Monsoon travel pics on Instagram, Facebook & Twitter, with #OlaOutstation and #MonsoonsWithOla, and the best photos win Ola Outstation vouchers and will also be featured on our Instagram page.

Explore our beautiful country at this, its prettiest time! Follow us and tag @olacabs to your photos as well.

Don’t forget to follow us and tag @Olacabs to your photos as well.

Terms and conditions:
1. The contest is open only to participants above the age of 15 years.
2. Follow @olacabs on Instagram and tag your pics on Instagram with #OlaOutstation and #MonsoonsWithOla
3. If images are found to be stolen, contestants will be disqualified.
5. Entries will be judged on the basis of creativity, image quality and presence of theme elements
6. Ola will not be liable in any way to any participant for any loss or expense.
7. Ola retains complete discretion in deciding on all matters relating to this competition
8. Ola’s decision shall be final and binding on all participants
9. This contest ends on 23rd July 2017

PLEASE NOTE: You are welcome to send us as many entries as you like.However, only the photos that we decide to post from our handle will be eligible for any prizes.

#TransformersOnOla : Capture Bumblebee Contest

Transformers5 – “The Last Knight” tickets up for grabs! Capture Bumblebee within the outline and share it with us on Facebook or Twitter, using #TransformersOnOla. Lucky winners would win movie tickets. The contest shall be conducted on the 29th of June, 2017, via the Twitter handle and Facebook page of Ola.

Don’t forget to Like and RT/ Share the contest post.

General terms and conditions of the #TransformersOnOla Contest:

  1. An eligible entry should have completed all the required steps of the contest
  2. The #TransformersOnOla Contest is applicable only to persons of 18 years of age and above, who are users of the Ola App and meet the eligibility criteria applicable to usage of the Ola App (“Customer(s)/You/Your”).
  3. The #TransformersOnOla Contest shall be applicable only in the States and union territories of the Republic of India as have been specifically identified in Schedule-I and shall not extend to states and union territories not explicitly mentioned in Schedule-I.
  4. By participating in the #TransformersOnOla Contest, you agree to all terms and conditions identified in these Offer Terms. Ola reserves the right to withdraw/modify the details of the #TransformersOnOla Contest and the awards, at their sole discretion. These Offer Terms shall constitute a legally binding and enforceable contract between the Customer participating in the #TransformersOnOla Contest and Ola.
  5. OLA reserves the right to modify/withdraw the offer at its own discretion

 

#IndiaOffbeat with Ola Outstation & Treebo Hotels

India; the land of many thousands of hidden travel gems and experiences that can thrill, enthrall, spellbound every kind of traveler. From staying in mud houses in Pondicherry to trekking, and being one with nature in the serene Woods of the Brahmagiri hills.

We are in the search for many such little-known travel destinations and experiences that should surely make it to our bucket list.

Know of such an awesome experience like that? Then let us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, with the #OlaOutstation – the best entries will get a chance to win an Ola Outstation vouchers and an all sponsored stay sponsored by Treebo.

  • Post as a comment on Facebook
  • Tweet to us in reply
  • Comment on Instagram

Just don’t forget to use #IndiaOffbeat

Unleash the intrepid traveler in you. Explore, share, unwind- with Ola Outstation.

Share your entries with #OlaOutstation on our official Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to participate. The winners will get a free Ola Outstation trip worth ₹3000 to be redeemed within the next three month. Ola reserves the right to change/withdraw the offer at its discretion. .

The winners will get a free Ola Outstation trip worth ₹3000 to be redeemed within the next three month.

Terms and conditions:

  1. The contest is open until June 19th, 2017
  2. The stay is for 2 people or a couple only for 2 Nights/3 Days.
  3. To avail the stay, the winner needs to book tickets before 30th June; validity of stay is until July 31st
  4. Ola reserves the right to change/withdraw the offer at its discretion. 

What Would You Do with an Extra Hour in a Day?

Did you know that an average Indian spends more than 4 years of their life, stuck in traffic?

As shocking as it it, facts have proven that 3/4th of our commute time is spent at a traffic signal. So we thought we’d take out are camera and ask a few Indians what wold they do if they got that time. back! Here’s what they had to say

What about you? Do you have any innovative, crazy, brilliant thing that you would do if you have an extra hour a day?
Let us know what you would do with the extra hour in your day, for a chance to win a Citizen Eco-drive watch.
Make sure you complete the following steps.

  1. Follow the contest instruction on the contest post
  2. Share with us what you would do with #OneExtraHour on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. photos, videos will get you bonus points!
  3. Make sure to tag @olacabs and keep your post public!
  4. Don’t forget to use #FarakPadtaHai and #OneExtraHour on your entries

Impress us with photos/videos of what you would do with #OneExtraHour a day.

The contest ends on 11th June. And one lucky winner every day would win a Citizen Eco-drive watch.
Contest Post on Facebook

Contest Tweet on Twitter


Terms & Conditions

  • All contest steps have to be fulfilled to be considered as an eligible entry to the contest.
  • The contest is open until 11:59 PM 11th June 2017.
  • The contest is not applicable for participants from Tamil Nadu
  • This prize can’t be broken into halves for redemption at different times and can’t be clubbed with any other offer
  • The winners will be announced within 24 hours after the end of the day and the respective winners have to revert with their acceptance of the prize and with any details that are requested of them within 24 hours, else they will be considered forfeiting the prize and an alternate winner will be selected.
  • No cash payment will be made in lieu of the Prize
  • The real prize may look different than the image of the prize on any of the creative material used. The creatives used are for representative purpose only.
  • The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Citizen Eco-drive.
  • Olacabs accepts no responsibility for any tax implications that may arise from the Prize winning. Winners will have to bear incidental costs if any, that may arise for redemption of the Prize
  • Olacabs shall not be responsible for any loss, injury or any other liability arising out of the Contest or due to participation by any person in the Contest
  • Ola retains complete discretion in deciding on all matters pertaining to this contest
  • Ola’s decision shall be final and binding on all participants

Meet & Greet the Stars of ‘Raabta’ with OlaPlay!


We love driving you around and we don’t want to stop at just that! Here is something special coming with your Ola Prime Play rides.

Here’s what we have for you:

  1. Meet and greet with the stars of the movie, Raabta
  2. Couple passes from PVR cinemas in your city

Here’s how you can win it:

  1. Like and Share the contest post on Facebook/ Twitter.
  2. Book an Ola Prime Play
  3. Play the music video from Raabta
  4. Post a video of yourself, dancing to the video with the #RaabtaOnOlaPlay

Take a Prime Play, share your dance to Raabta beats and WIN!

Terms & Conditions:

  • The contest is open to all participants from Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, & Kolkata
  • Meet & Greet opportunity is limited to participants from Delhi only.
  • The participants should have completed all the 4 steps to be considered eligible for the contest
  • OLA reserves the right to modify/withdraw the offer at its own discretion

#ABillionDreamsWithOla Contest

The crowd goes mad when he enters the stadium; imagine how’d it be when he enters the theaters. Sachin A Billion Dreams – the summer’s biggest blockbuster is about to release and we’re ecstatic to bring you some delightful news. 10 lucky winners to win couple tickets to the movie, Sachin A Billion Dreams.

To win tickets for the movie, take part in our contest on Twitter.
Step 1:  Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram
Step 2: Tell us the best innings of the master blaster using #ABillionDreamsWithOla
Step 3: Mention your city name

Terms & Condition

  • Ola reserves the right to change/withdraw the offer as per its discretion
  • Ola’s decision is final in all matters related to the #ABillionDreamWithOla contest
  • The winner is entitled to PVR vouchers for the movie
  • Contest not valid in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry

 

#OutstationTurns1 contest

We know anniversaries and birthdays are special, and we have something to make it even more so.

Tag a friend who is celebrating his/her wedding anniversary or birthday in this month with the hashtag #OutstationTurns1 on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, for a chance to win an outstation trip. Don’t forget to tag Olacabs in your posts to help us find you. Lucky winners to get Ola outstation ride vouchers.

Step 1. Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram
Step 2. Share a pic of their wedding card using #OutstationTurns1 and your city name
Step 3. Tag your friend who is celebrating his/her in the comments/replies.

Terms & Condition

  • The photo of the wedding invite should clearly show the wedding date
  • For Birthday entries user will have to DM us a photo of their valid photo ID
  • Ola reserves the right to change/withdraw the offer as per its discretion
  • Ola’s decision is final in all matters related to the #OutstationTurns1 contest
  • The winner is entitled to Ola Outstation vouchers
  • Only one winner per day will be picked
  • Contest not valid in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry

Catch up with Your Family, We’ll Wait!

May 15th is the International Family Day and we wish your family and you, infinite more moments of happiness and joy. In this spirit, we would like to make your travels even more delightful with Ola Rentals – your perfect family travel companion.

Book an Ola Rental to take your family out for shopping and to amusement parks and maybe even a movie! Your Rental cab will take you everywhere and even wait to bring you back home.

What’s more? Use code FAMILY and get 25%* off up to ₹300 on your Ola Rental ride.

Benefits of Ola Rentals:

  • No multiple bookings. Head to your next destination in the same cab.
  • Convenient hourly packages, all extendable at minimum charges.
  • Mandatory OTP to end trips helps you control when to stop your ride.
  • Receive e-invoices with complete tax breakup and additional charges.

Book Now

*Terms & Conditions:

  • The offer code FAMILY is valid on any one Ola Rental ride taken on or before 15th May 2017. The code provides 25% discount up to ₹350 only.
  • The Fares and Packages are subject to change without communication. For the latest information, kindly refer to the fares and packages mentioned in the Ola app during booking confirmation.
  • Applicable government taxes, toll charges etc. will be in extra to the fares shown here or in the App.
  • Ola reserves the right to unilaterally withdraw all offers without notice or communication.