12 Rideshare Companies to Know

Uber and Lyft are just two of your options for hailing a ride.

12 Rideshare Companies to Know
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UPDATED BY
Matthew Urwin | Dec 20, 2023

A rideshare company connects passengers with transportation for hire via an app or website. Ridesharing is typically thought of as getting a ride in someone’s private car that they drive, but the term now encompasses other forms of electronic ride-hailing or transportation booked via an app

“In our industry, it’s also been called e-hailing because it’s like hailing a taxi electronically,” Jason Gross, vice president, head of mobile at Curb, told Built In. “And then some people call it ride-hailing.” 

Whatever you want to call it, the point is that the application will connect the rider with the closest vehicle to get them from point A to point B.

Below, we list 12 rideshare companies leading the way.

Rideshare Companies to Know

  • Uber
  • Lyft
  • ARRO
  • Via
  • Hitch
  • Curb
  • Flywheel
  • Wingz
  • Gett
  • Grab

 

Top Rideshare Companies

Uber is the largest ridesharing company. It also offers a variety of mobility solutions including Uber Eats for food delivery, Uber Connect for same-day deliveries and Uber Business. Uber One is Uber’s membership program that provides users with benefits like $0 delivery fees on food orders, up to 10 percent discounts on food and up to 5 percent discounts on grocery orders. Uber has committed to becoming a fully electric, zero-emission platform by 2040, with 100 percent of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit or with micro-mobility.

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Lyft is a rideshare company that offers users access to a wide range of car types for rides. Lyft also offers bike and scooter rentals and rental car services, as well as Lyft Business for companies. Lyft Pink is the company’s transportation membership for all of its rideshare, car, bike and scooter services. For $9.99 a month, riders get priority pick-up, minimum 5 percent discounts, relaxed cancellations and other benefits.

 

ARRO is a taxi app that provides a fare estimate, route preview and an ETA for the nearest available driver. At the end of a trip, the fare is paid automatically in the app. Passengers can also pay for cab rides using the ARRO app even if they hailed the taxi the old-fashioned way. They can enter in a seven-digit check-in code from the taxi’s screen and automatically pay in the ARRO app. ARRO is available in New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Houston, Miami and London.

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Via works with over 600 global partners to help users find convenient transit options in their local areas. The company’s software can find cars and other vehicles that meet the needs of specific customers, who select their preferred ride in the Via app. Clients can also work with Via to design static routes that meet the needs of specialized audiences, including college students, health patients and those living with disabilities.

 

Hitch connects riders and drivers headed to the same city. Hitch riders get pick-up and drop-off services near their desired locations, and Hitch Premier customers get door-to-door drop-offs. Hitch rides can be scheduled up to 60 days in advance, and all drivers are background checked and required to drive vehicles no older than 2012 or smaller than a four-door sedan. Hitch provides rides in Texas, Oklahoma and Florida.

 

Curb is a taxi-hailing app that enables riders to hail, pre-schedule and pay for their cabs. Curb riders can also pay for a cab they hailed on the street through the app’s “Pair and Pay” feature. Passengers will be driven by licensed and insured professional taxi drivers. Curb also provides fleet management services — offering payment solutions, digital meters and dispatch management for taxi companies — as well as Taxi TV for in-car entertainment and marketing.

 

Flywheel is a taxi-hailing platform where riders can hail, track and pay for trips in one app. Vetted, professional drivers pick up passengers. Flywheel Business offers service for fleet partners, as well as logistics management for corporate partners. Flywheel Government provides regulators with access to data and advanced analytics about taxis, and Flywheel Foods provides restaurants with food delivery services. Flywheel operates in San Francisco, Fort Lauderdale, Washington, D.C., and Houston.

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Wingz lets riders book private, scheduled and fixed-price rides. Wingz focuses on airport rides and provides scheduled, personalized rides for those in senior facilities. In addition, drivers must undergo health and safety training and are equipped with health and sanitation gear by the company. Compliance with these health precautions and CDC guidelines is a must for Wingz drivers. Wingz operates in 16 metro areas and at 20 airports in the United States.

 

Gett is a corporate ground transportation management platform. It aggregates more than 2,000 existing transportation providers, including corporate fleets, ride-hailing companies, taxis and limos, into one platform. Gett offers 24/7 support and real-time tracking. Gett in central London gives an option to select electric cars for every ride, and with a ‘ride greener’ option, riders can donate to environmental charity projects.

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Grab is a ridesharing app with a strong presence in Singapore and Southeast Asia. With the app, customers can book quick taxi rides, private car rides for up to six passengers, larger carpools and premium rides for business executives. The company also offers services catered to food and grocery orders. And those seeking to deliver packages can ship items between one pound and 110 pounds through GrabExpress.

 

DiDi provides ridesharing services in China, starting with its standard Didi Hitch service. Didi Select provides a more private experience and comes with features like newer and larger vehicles and certified five-star drivers. However, riders can choose the Didi Express Carpool option to share a ride for a reduced rate. For riders who want a premium option, DiDi Luxe promises rides in higher-end vehicles driven by the company’s own chauffeurs.

 

zTrip is a rideshare app offering pre-scheduling for rides and no surge pricing, plus 24/7 support. Customers can also personalize their experience by leaving notes in the app before pickup, selecting their favorite driver as their preferred driver and paying for their ride with cash or another payment option. zTrip operates in cities across the United States from Albuquerque east to Baltimore.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Uber is the most popular ridesharing company.

Alternatives to Uber and Lyft include ridesharing companies like Curb, Via, Wingz and Flywheel.

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