With so many ride-sharing apps聽to choose from, it can be difficult聽to figure out which ones are actually worth trying and which ones you should just skip. As聽Uber and Lyft continue to聽roll out impressive updates (have you seen the聽brand new Uber Family Profile?!) and grow their loyal fan bases, the following聽five apps are making聽their way into the picture and becoming serious contenders.


1. Gett: Israel-based Gett is an up-and-coming app with a big promise: 鈥淲e Never Surge. $10 rides in Manhattan anywhere below 110th.鈥 Yup, no matter the聽demand, traffic or weather, you鈥檒l pay a flat fee. Getting to the airport has also never been easier: Just $35 to LGA and $58 to JFK.聽How is this possible? By paying drivers a聽minutely wage instead of a percentage of your聽fare, they鈥檙e able to offer users聽biiiig savings. Gett is聽currently testing the waters in New York City, the UK, Israel and Russia.

DL It: Free on iOS and Android


2.聽Bridj:聽Founded by Chicago and Washington, D.C. transportation department head Gabe Klein, Bridj offers a really unique take on ride sharing.聽Based in Boston, this app prides itself on being 鈥渢he world鈥檚 first pop-up mass transit system.鈥 What that means is that rather than relying on cars, Bridj uses聽14-seat luxury shuttles to help passengers get around in style. We鈥檙e talking leather seats and Wi-Fi.聽With an聽average pickup time of聽less than聽10 minutes and rates聽starting at $2, you can鈥檛 pass on this one if you live in Boston, D.C. or聽Kansas City.

DL It: Free on iOS and Android


3. Via: Currently available in New York City and Chicago, Via offers an unbeatable flat fare: $5 plus tax when you prepay. There is one small catch, though. Unlike most other ride-sharing apps, Via鈥檚 routes are static, which means you鈥檒l possibly be picked up and dropped off a block or two from your final destination. That said, it鈥檚 still worth trying, especially聽if you鈥檙e riding with friends. Everyone else in your party will always pay half price!

DL It: Free on iOS and Android


4. Curb: Currently available in 60 cities across the U.S.,聽Curb works with 90 cab companies and 35,000 cars to get you wherever you need to go safely and conveniently. What聽sets this app apart from the pack is that you can schedule pickups ahead of time, which means no more keeping聽your fingers crossed and hoping for the best during peak hours. You can pay within聽the app or with cash and not have to worry about surge pricing either.

DL It: Free on iOS and Android


5.聽City CarShare by Carma: Founded in Kinsale, Ireland in 2007, Carma differentiates itself from the four other apps on this list because of its mission. Rather than putting a focus on profit, City CarShare is striving to聽reduce carbon emissions. Users are only charged for gas and聽maintenance (not for service) and everyone involved wants to help the planet. If you鈥檙e all about living more green in 2016, you鈥檒l want to give this聽app a try.

DL It: Free on iOS and Android

What鈥檚 your go-to ride-sharing app? Tweet us at聽@BritandCo.