Using Blacklane, an on-demand, app-based chauffeur service, a morning ride from Reagan National Airport to Dupont Circle costs around $ 75 in Business Class. First class fares, which use larger vehicles, are higher.
Based in Germany Blacklane auto service company offers an on-demand, app-based chauffeur service with luxury sedans and SUVs in DC, as it expands to 21 cities in 11 countries this month.
Blacklane, whose investors include Daimler, operates a regular and scheduled chauffeur-driven car service business in 50 countries. It launched its version of the black luxury car chauffeur service in New York last week. It will be available in all 21 cities by March 26.
Blacklane partners with local driver companies to provide service. Fares are based on distance and are higher than a standard Lyft or Uber ride.
A morning ride from Reagan National Airport to Dupont Circle costs about $ 75 in business class, according to its website. First class fares, which use larger vehicles, are higher.
Tariff zone based only on distance, not on peak times, traffic or tolls.
The company also offers hourly rates and city-to-city service. A four-hour trip from New York to DC costs $ 399.
Drivers use luxury cars including Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class, BMW 5-Series and 7-Series, Audi A8, and Cadillac XTS. It also offers van service and large SUV service.
In London, Blacklane uses all-electric vehicles, including the Jaguar I-PACE and the Tesla.
For airport service, drivers will wait up to 60 minutes free of charge.
Drivers greet guests “with a slight bow instead of a handshake,” according to the Blacklane website.
Uber and Lyft still operate their premium luxury sedans and SUVs, Uber Black and Lyft Lux services.