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Whenever successful startups are mentioned, the reference point is often Uber. The ride-hailing app, which was launched in 2009 by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp, has continued to grow over the past 15 years and despite some controversies, it is widely considered as one of the best startups ever created.

However, with great power comes great responsibility to stay on top. Unsurprisingly, several other startups have tried to piggyback on the idea of a ride-hailing app to create alternative markets across the world. While none have managed to become as famous or as big as Uber, are any of them worth using or perhaps even investing in in 2024? Let’s take a look at the best Uber alternatives.

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Best Uber alternatives 2024 – Ranked

Bolt

Bolt has emerged as a legitimate contender to Uber’s crown and is growing rapidly year on year, both in terms of income and where its taking its service. Bolt is very similar to Uber, except they can typically provide customers with cheaper rates due to their lower commission payments to drivers.

This isn’t a unethical as it sounds, though, as Bolt drivers are treated better than their counterparts at Uber in other ways. The entire premise of Bolt is providing individuals with an affordable route to their desired destination and if it’s available in your area (it’s not available in over 30 countries worldwide) then it’s worth a try.

BlaBla Car

BlaBla Car is the perfect Uber alternative if you are happy to carpool with others. There is nothing worse than finding yourself on your own needing an Uber somewhere and having to fork out a silly amount of money. Through BlaBla Car, you can end up jumping in with other people in your area who are heading to the same location.

This is particularly useful for airport trips when you are travelling alone. The app sorts out the split of the taxi for you so there is no awkward exchanges with your fellow passengers and it will get you to where you need to go at a cheaper price.

Gett

Gett is a more corporate type of Uber. In many ways, it is the LinkedIn of ride-hailing services. Through Gett, users can order corporate fleets and limos for those of us who like to travel in style or to simply impress colleagues and potential business partners.

Gett works in partnership with Volkswaggen so you know exactly what type of vehicle will be picking you up, another advantage for people who care a lot about self-image.

Wheely

Wheely is similar to Gett in that it’s a ride hailing platform that focuses on high-end customers rather than someone who just wants a lift to the local bar. Through Wheely, users can book themselves a luxurious ride, driven by experienced cheauffeurs.

To work for Wheely, all drivers must complete extensive training courses beyond a basic driving assessment. This is to ensure not only passenger safety, but also passenger comfort at all times. Wheely cabs also allow customers to connect their music to the vehicle if they so wish.

Lyft

Lyft is making moves in the US market as a ride hailing startup that is causing Uber a headache. In many ways, Lyft is similar to Uber in that they cater for all types of journeys and that prices depend on where you are, where you want to go and how busy demand currently is.

However, Lyft have one particular policy that is proving very popular with younger generations. Their aim is to make all of their cars electronic vehicles in the coming years, something which makes them look socially responsible in a time when more and more people are becoming worried about the environment.

Wingz

Wingz is a great Uber alternative if you want to pre-book your taxis in advance. While Uber works fantastically well for last-minute rides, it can be annoying when the price of identical trips fluctuates so much from one day to the next.

If you know you have a trip coming up, then through Wingz users can organise a flat-fee price that won’t change if that route happens to be particularly busy on the day. For peace of mind and budgeting, Wingz is the best ride-hailing startup out there.

Andy is a Professional Content Editor with expertise in a whole host of areas (or so he tells us anyway). His main interests are Startups, innovation and social media. He has reviewed over 100 startups so far for startup.info

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