Targeted: You can now get around Manhattan in a car for $5 flat

Jan 30, 2020

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Select Via riders are being targeted for $5 flat-rate rides on travel within Manhattan.

Via regularly runs specials like this, so be on the look out for your own! For instance, TPG’s Benji Stawski got this offer for $5 flat-rate rides now through Feb. 9, 2020.


Sounds too good to be true? Well, then, you’re probably not too familiar with Via’s always low-prices. Let’s get you acquainted.

Related: Test run: We tried Via’s $15 flat-rate rides from LGA

Via is a similar service to Uber and Lyft. However Via calls itself an “on-demand transit system” focused on shared rides that are cheaper than individual trips on Uber or Lyft. Essentially, its goal is to get more people to their destinations in fewer trips. But it’s not your typical, crammed shared ride — Via’s fleet is full of Mercedes Metris vans.

Back in November 2019, Via introduced $15 flat-rate rides from New York’s LaGuardia airport to Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn.

There’s no points program with Via, but the company does make it very easy to earn credit for referring a friend.

Like any travel service, always be sure to use a card, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card, that rewards you for it.

For just $5, why not Via?

Featured photo courtesy of Via. 

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