It seems like every day there’s a new driver app, especially in NYC. Have you heard of Gett or Juno? Now, there’s another one that is better than the rest. It’s called Via and it’s only available in NYC and downtown Chicago. If you aren’t interested in sharing a ride then stop reading.
If you use Uber Pool then Via shared rides is for you. For only $5 + tax, you can ride to and from anywhere in all of Manhattan south of 125th street during the hours of 6AM-9PM M-F. After 9PM the rate shoots all the way up to $5.95 + tax. Rides are $5.95 plus tax, from 9PM to midnight and on Saturdays and Sundays.
How It Works
Just like Uber, you set the pickup location and Via’s magicians go to work to set up a corner pick up location. Then you simply hop in and hop out when you arrive at your destination.
I went from Midtown to One World Trade during rush hour. Obviously, it took some time since Via doesn’t offer flying cars but the whole ride totaled $5.
Like Uber, if you do have a problem with your Via ride, customer service is ready to help. I accidentally put 2+ people and was charged an additional $2.50. They quickly credited back my account the value and I was ready to Via once again.
TPOL’s referral code is alexander2g5. You receive $10 in credit and I do as well when you take your first ride.
Forget the subway for $2.75. Forget taxis forever (recall I used to be a taxi driver). And forget Uber and Lyft. Via is the way I get around.
Maybe I’ll see you in my next Via ride.