Uber, Lyft, Taxis, Limos, and others in Boston, Massachusetts

Availability of Uber, Lyft, Didi, Ola, and other rideshares in Boston

Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Are Uber and Lyft available in Boston? Do Didi and Ola pickup at airports? This page lists all available rideshare services that RideGuru tracks for Boston, Massachusetts. Scroll down for nearby airports and transportation hubs where rideshares may be available.

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Arro
Arro
Service Level Standard
Capacity 4 people

Hail and pay for a traditional Taxi through the Arro app.

RideGuru's taxi estimates are calculated using TaxiFareFinder, which uses real, up-to-date taxi rates from thousands of locales worldwide.

Blacklane
Blacklane
Service Level Luxury

When you order a Blacklane car, a luxury vehicle with seating for 1-5 people will pick you up.

Curb
Curb
Service Level Standard
Capacity 4 people

Hail and pay for a traditional Taxi through the Curb app. Curb offers Taxi drivers a way to get more business during slower times. Curb was formerly known as TaxiMagic.

RideGuru's taxi estimates are calculated using TaxiFareFinder, which uses real, up-to-date taxi rates from thousands of locales worldwide.

Jayride
Jayride
Service Level Standard

Jayide specializes in airport transfers, meaning you can only use Jayride when scheduling a ride to and from an airport. When you book through Jayride, a vehicle seating 1-20 people will pick you up.

Limos.com
Limos.com
Service Level Luxury

When you order a Limos.com car, a luxury vehicle or limousine will pick you up. Limos.com has reservation options for 1-50 passengers.

Lyft
Lyft
Service Level Standard
Capacity 4 people

The lowest cost Lyft service. A request for a Lyft will send to you a regular 4-seater car.

Lyft Line
Service Level Standard
Capacity 2 people

Lyft Line matches you with other riders headed your way. You not only share your ride, you also share the cost, giving you the convenience of a traditional Lyft at a cheaper price.

Lyft Lux
Service Level Luxury
Capacity 4 people

Premium black car service limited to only the most luxurious makes and models.

Lyft Lux SUV
Service Level Luxury
Capacity 6 people

Premium black SUV service with space for parties up to six passengers.

Lyft Plus
Service Level Standard
Capacity 6 people

The best Lyft option for larger groups wishing to travel together. A Lyft Plus car can seat 6 or more passengers. The fare prices are slightly more expensive than a regular Lyft to compensate van and SUV drivers for higher vehicle running costs.

Lyft Premier
Service Level Luxury
Capacity 4 people

Lyft's luxury service. A request for a Lyft Premier will send to you a high-end 4-seater car.

Talixo
Talixo
Service Level Standard

When you book a Talixo car, you will have the option of choosing an economy, business, or luxury class vehicle for a variety of price points. Talixo's cars come in various sizes with their largest size accommodating up to 7 passengers.

Taxi
Taxi
Service Level Standard
Capacity 4 people

The traditional taxi cab. Taxis may be hailed on the street or called directly for pickup.

RideGuru's taxi estimates are calculated using TaxiFareFinder, which uses real, up-to-date taxi rates from thousands of locales worldwide.

Uber
Uber Black
Service Level Luxury
Capacity 4 people

Uber's original luxury service. When you select an Uber Black car, a high-end sedan with seating for up to 4 people will arrive to pick you up. While you will ride in style, the price for an Uber Black car is significantly higher than an Uber X.

Uber Pool
Service Level Standard
Capacity 2 people

UberPool matches you with other riders headed your way. You not only share your ride, you also share the cost, giving you the convenience of an Uber X at a cheaper price. Uber charges a $1 fee to bring a second passenger in your Pool ride.

Uber SUV
Service Level Luxury
Capacity 6 people

Luxury SUV option. This is Uber's luxury option for larger groups. When you select an Uber SUV, a high end SUV with seating for up to 6 people will arrive to pick you up.

Uber Taxi
Service Level Standard
Capacity 4 people

Hail a traditional taxi and pay through your Uber app.

RideGuru's taxi estimates are calculated using TaxiFareFinder, which uses real, up-to-date taxi rates from thousands of locales worldwide.

Uber X
Service Level Standard
Capacity 4 people

Uber's budget option in the United States. When you select an Uber X car, an everyday car with seating for up to 4 people will arrive to pick you up.

Uber XL
Service Level Standard
Capacity 6 people

Uber's budget option for larger groups. When you order an Uber XL, a car with seating for up to 6 people will arrive to pick you up.

Wingz
Wingz
Service Level Standard
Capacity 4 people

When you order a Wingz car, a traditional 4 door sedan will arrive to pick you up. Wingz rides are primarily used for airport transportation or senior care facility transportation.

Zemcar
Zemcar
Service Level Standard

When you order a Zemcar for your children, yourself, or a senior citizen either a sedan or a minivan will arrive to pick up your party. All Zemcar drivers must pass a rigorous background check and Zemcar will provide child car seats if requested.

How much do Uber and Lyft drivers make in Boston?

With rideshares, drivers set their own hours and can work as much or as little as they want, as long as it is permitted by law.  Hence, how much drivers make depends on how much they drive.  Drivers keep the majority of the fare and the rest goes to the rideshare company that collects commissions and booking fees.

In Boston, MA, Uber drivers make about $18.85 per hour before expenses, compared to the national average of $16.02, according to a survey including 995 drivers (other cities/source). When considering expenses, as a rule-of-thumb, many drivers use $1.00 per mile as their net profit.

Commissions and Fees - Typically rideshare drivers earn between 75% - 85% of the total fare (minus fees and tolls) of the trip. The remaining 15% - 25% is paid out to the rideshare company such as Uber, Lyft, and Didi. The commission rate can vary by the rideshare company, geographical area, and even when drivers sign up.

Booking Fees - “Booking fees” or “service fees” are also collected by the rideshare companies for every ride a driver takes on a flat-rate basis. This is on top of the commissions collected.

Driving Expenses - The majority of expenses incurred to drive are typically covered by the drivers who work as independent contractors.  These expenses can include gasoline, insurance policies, owning and maintaining the vehicles, etc., and are important part of how much drivers collect.

In the United States, drivers follow a rule-of-thumb, where they estimate their take-home (after expenses) is about $1.00 for every mile they drive.  This can, of course, vary; for example, due to a flat-rate booking fee, the take-home would be less for shorter rides and more for longer rides.

More information. For a complete breakdown of the commission percentages and booking fees in Boston, please visit our Driver Payout Page.  You will find the break-down by every rideshare company we track. To estimate how much drivers make per every trip, visit the RideGuru Fare Comparison Calculator 

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Airports Near Boston

Airport City Supported Rideshares
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
Boston
Boston
Cranland Airport (28M)
Hopedale Industrial Park Airport (1B6)
Marlboro Airport (MXG)
Minute Man Airfield (MMN)
Laurence G Hanscom Field (BED)
Bedford
Bedford
Norwood Memorial Airport (OWD)
Norwood
Norwood
Marshfield Municipal George Harlow Field (GHG)
Marshfield
Marshfield
Lawrence Municipal Airport (LWM)
Lawrence
Lawrence
Beverly Municipal Airport (BVY)
Beverly
Beverly

Boston Train Stations

Airport City Supported Rideshares
Boston Back Bay Station (ZTY)
Boston
Boston
Boston South Station
Boston
Boston
Boston North Station
Boston
Boston
Chelsea Station
Chelsea
Chelsea
Central Square - Lynn Station
Lynn
Lynn
Airport MBTA Station
East Boston
East Boston

Boston Ports

Airport City Supported Rideshares
Salem Ferry Dock
Salem
Salem

Towns and Cities in Boston Area

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