What is Via?

Via is an on-demand transit system that takes multiple passengers heading in the same direction and books them into a shared vehicle. Think of Via as a bus that’s smart enough to come when you want it and where you want it.

Using our app for iPhone or Android, you can select your pick up and drop off, and we’ll do the rest. As we are a corner-to-corner service, we’ll pick you up at a nearby corner and then drop you off within a couple blocks of your requested destination. This helps us ensure that even with multiple pick ups, trip times are comparable to a taxi.

We currently operate in New York City, Chicago, and Washington D.C. at the following times:

24/7 in NYC
Monday-Friday from 6am to 12am and Saturday-Sunday from 9am to 12am in Chicago
Monday-Friday from 7am to 9pm in Washington D.C.

Note: Via also offers a private ride option in NYC and Chicago, when available. Commuter benefits users are excluded from any private ride options.

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