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8 Best Ride Sharing Apps In New York City

March 26, 2021

New York City offers several ways to get around. If ridesharing apps are your transportation method of choice, we have the list for you. While almost everyone knows about Uber and Lyft, New York City has even more options available. Check out our list of the eight best ride sharing apps in NYC to see which one is best for you! 

1. Via

App Store rating: 4.8/5

Google Play rating: 4/5

Via ridesharing app

App highlights: 

  • Promotional $5 flat rate rides within Manhattan weekdays 6 a.m.-8 p.m. (one passenger) 
  • Most Via drivers operate luxury SUVs
  • Flat rates to nearby airports: $24.95 to LaGuardia, $39.95 to JFK, $49.95 to and $29.95 from Newark INTL airport (one passenger) 
  • $10 in ride credits for signing up
  • $10 for each referral 

Via uses ride credits. The above rates are for pre-purchased ride credits which roll over! Flat rates make Via a unique ridesharing app in New York City. 

2. Juno/Gett

App Store rating: 4.8/5

Google Play rating: 4.3/5

Juno rideshare app

App highlights:

  • No surge charges
  • $10 flat rates for up to 4 miles or 30 minutes
  • Juno only takes a 10 percent cut of each ride, so drivers make more
  • Juno also offers drivers shares of the company
  • 30 percent off for new members

Juno's socially-conscious approach make the ridesharing app appealing. With a good referral system, and occasional flat rate option, Juno is a good choice in NYC. 

3. Curb

App Store rating: 4.8/5

Google Play rating: 3.2/5

Curb rideshare app

App highlights: 

  • $5 off your first ride
  • Schedule rides ahead of time for a $2 fee

Curb brings ride sharing to taxi cabs. Call a cab the same way you use your other ride sharing apps. Access NYC's yellow and green cabs conveniently on your phone.

4. Arro

App Store rating: 2.5/5

Google Play rating: 2.7/5

Arro rideshare app

App highlights: 

  • Pay for taxi while you're riding in it. 

Even if you hailed a taxi the usual way, you can pay for it in the cab with Arro. Rather than needing cash or dealing with extra fees, you can just use the Arro app. Plus, you can hail rides like a traditional ridesharing app. 

5. Myle

App Store rating: 3.7/5

Google Play rating: 2.8/5

Myle rideshare app

App highlights:

  • On average, Myle charges 10 percent less for fares compared to Uber and Lyft
  • Specialty non-emergency healthcare transportation service
  • No surge pricing

Myle was made by a New Yorker taxi veteran. The rates are generally lower, and there's a wide range of available vehicles. Wheelchair-accessible healthcare transport gives it a nice additional touch. 

6. The Drivers Co-op 

App Store rating: 4.5/5

Google Play rating: 3.8/5

App highlights: 

  • App is owned by the drivers
  • Rates, on average, are lower than Uber and Lyft
  • Drivers are paid more

The Drivers Co-op is a unique ridesharing app. The drivers are part owners, get paid more, and charge you slightly less. Plus, they are committed to fair pricing in all New York City communities. 

7. Uber

App Store rating: 4.7/5

Google Play rating: 4.4/5

Uber app

App highlights:

  • Often promotional discounts for new users
  • Referral bonuses for users
  • High volume of drivers 
  • Several choices including disabled access vehicles
  • Carpool option

Uber's vast size makes it one of the most widely available ridesharing apps. You can choose different tiers of vehicles depending on the quality for which you're looking. 

8. Lyft

App Store rating: 4.9/5

Google Play rating: 3.6/5

Lyft light in Lyft rideshare vehicle dashboard

App highlights: 

  • Great promotions for new users
  • Referral bonuses
  • Several available drivers
  • Surge prices average lower than Uber
  • Carpool option
  • Variety of vehicle tiers

Like Uber, Lyft is a huge brand with wide availability. Also like Uber, Lyft has a carpooling option which lowers the price and is better for the environment. 

Is Ridesharing The Option For You? Here's What To Do With Your Unwanted Car:

Ridesharing pairing with public transportation is the best way to get around in New York City. In contrast, owning a car can be a hassle. If you've figured out your car-free way to get around the Big Apple, consider donating your car to Wheels For Wishes Metro New York

Wheels For Wishes is a car donation charity benefiting Make-A-Wish. Wheels For Wishes Metro New York benefits New York City Make-A-Wish kids. These children are facing critical illness, and your donation helps fund life-changing wishes! 

Donate today by calling 1-855-278-9474 or by filling out an online donation form. We come to you and pick up your car for free. Then, we send you your tax-deductible receipt in the mail. It really pays to donate! Plus, it feels good to help local kids. 

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