New London-based ride-hailing app Wystle announces London launch to take on Uber


Another new ride-hailing app is taking on the London private hire sector before the end of the year. Wystle, based in London, is set to launch in the capital this winter, aiming to compete with Free Now, Bolt and – if the current court case returns its licence – Uber.

Wystle has been granted a licence by Transport for London (TfL), and will offer five car categories ranging from basic PHV to luxury chauffeur car. Wystle said it planned to recruit more than 10,000 private hire drivers to operate in London’s central Zone 1-6 area. The company claims to be offering drivers the “lowest commission rate on the market” at 13%.

Wystle founder Harman Gabha said: “We’re very proud to bring you London’s first home-grown ride app. We are looking for the very best drivers to join us to launch the next generation of ride-hailing and help put London at the forefront of this industry.” 

“Wystle are here to stay and, unlike our competitors, being London owned and based gives us a unique understanding about what makes drivers and riders tick. We wanted to build not only an option for people to get around London but a whole experience for Londoners that offers everyone flexibility to their own schedule.”