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Can I Pay Cash For My Ola Ride?

Posted by: Bekah Wheeler Oct 02, 2019
Updated Jan 16, 2020


Ola Cash

Ola is a great way to get around, but what makes it even better is the multiple ways to pay. Not only can you pay with cash you can also use Ola Money, Ola Money Postpaid, and your credit or debit card.

Paying with cash couldn’t be easier. When you are booking your next ride, choose the Pick a Payment option. All you need to do is select Cash, and you’re good to go. You can see how much the fare will be before you ride if you want to see whether you have enough cash on hand or not by entering your destination location and clicking on Get Total Fare. This shows you what the total amount will be before you confirm your ride; in case you need to grab cash from an ATM or pay another way. 

If you don’t have enough cash on hand, you can always use your debit or credit card. In the Ola app menu, choose Payments. Then click on Add a Credit/Debit Card option. Enter your card number and hit Next. Continue entering your card details as the prompts come. Then click on Save Card. You will be charged a nominal fee to make sure the card details are correct. After this is done, all you need to do when booking is choose the Pick a Payment option and pay by card. 

If you have Ola Money, you can choose to pay that way. When booking your next ride, click the Pick a Payment option and choose Ola Money. The fare will be deducted from your Ola Money. If you don’t have enough in you Ola Wallet to cover your ride, you will need to have cash to cover the difference. 

Ola Money Postpaid is not available to everyone, but it is available to some users based on transaction history. It is an on credit basis. If this feature is available to you, click Pick a Payment when booking your ride and choose Ola Money Postpaid. You can use this feature until you have exhausted your limit, which will be shown to you in the app. 

Ola makes it easy to ride with four payment options. Cash, credit/debit card, Ola Money, or Ola Money Postpaid. 

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