Via For VIP Car Service

Sick of the subway?  If you’ve been in NY long enough, you’ll surely have subway horror stories to share.  I once got my purse snatched in the middle of the day while riding the subway uptown for instance!  And I’ve seen so many unmentionable things while riding the subway that I wish I could erase from my memory but can’t haha!  Daily complaints abound from MTA commuters and include but are not limited to:

  • Express trains suddenly running local
  • Trains running on the wrong track or not running at all -no explanation
  • no AC in the waiting areas
  • dirty all the time
  • being crammed in during rush hour and having to worry about pick-pocket-ers or worse
  • not being able to get a seat even if you’re pregnant
  • not having elevator access, a huge problem if you have a stroller!
  • Rats.  Ew the rats!

In comes Via to save the day!

Cheaper than getting a private car or jumping into a NY taxi cab, Via gets you to and from your destination like a VIP.  You can avoid all the aforementioned subway issues and have your own personal driver or share a ride with others going the same way for a fraction of the price.

I love that with Via, I get to rest my feet, relax with AC on, and charge up my phone (drivers often let you use their chargers!)

And the ride share program is perfect for a guilt-free, affordable car service. The NY Times likens it to taking a luxury bus lol. You split the cost by picking up /dropping up other passenger(s) along the way.  Their easy-to-navigate app, has an algorithm that will magically match you and your destination with someone going the same direction.

With all the places we needed to be as a busy mom and active school-aged child, I am so happy to rely on Via for pickups in all 5 NY boroughs.  The back to school and NYFW periods the first couple weeks of September were super-action-packed, sometimes requiring 3-5 destinations a day between my child and me.  With Via, I avoided meltdowns from the overheated subway, meltdowns from my child who hates to walk long distances, and got everywhere I needed to be on time and without the chaos associated with packed trains.

Via operates 24/7 through the 5 boroughs – Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. They also transport to and from LaGuardia, John F. Kennedy, and Newark International Airports, as well as operating in Chicago and DC.

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For $10 of free credit, which you can use toward your first Via ride, download the app through the link here and enter promo code ” STYLISHLYSTELLA10″  Enjoy!!

This is a sponsored post but as always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own.

 

 

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Comments
  1. I’d love to visit NYC some day. Maybe next summer. I am writing Via down on my things for everything NYC- that way I can use them when I’m there.

    1. fabgab says:

      good idea! Right now they have a $5 go anywhere flat rate promo which is amazing.

  2. Cristine says:

    I love a good car service. Getting to and from the airport in chicago is a pain. Definitely a better option

    1. fabgab says:

      Yes I agree! There is so much traffic to / from those Chicago airports. Thank goodness Via is there!

  3. Shauna says:

    I am going to nyc in december so this will work out good. Do you know if they have car seats? I will have a 2 yr old with me. I will tell my family about this.

    1. Via at this time does not have car seats as NYC does not require car services to have them.

  4. Rachel says:

    Wow this sounds so amazing !

    1. Thanks for your comment! Sign up with my link and use my code 🙂

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