SXSW 2017: How to get around Austin without Uber and Lyft

Uber and Lyft’s departure from Austin last year has left South by Southwest-goers with one huge question: How do we get around?

Music fans wait in line for a taping of Austin City Limits to see J. Cole Saturday, March 21, 2015. Photo by Stephen Spillman

There are still options for ride-hailing services in Austin, and quite a few of them: Fare, Fasten, Get Me, Ride Austin, Wingz and zTrip are just six of the biggest options. But which one is the best? A few Statesman reporters teamed up with our 512tech team to test out those six services and we ranked them based upon wait time, trip time, cost, app ease of use and overall experience. Check out the results.

In town for SXSW? Welcome! Check out our guide to the city

Where’s the party at? Find one with our unofficial guide to the best parties SXSW 2017

Our No. 1 piece of advice for maneuvering SXSW? Don’t use your car. Find more tips in our SXSW Survival Guide.




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