From the Developer
Free car sharing app that allows you to post on, and search, the biggest European car sharing community, even when you’re out and about. BlaBlaCar connects drivers with empty seats to passengers, so that you can save money on transport (while reducing road traffic and pollution!). Sign up for free and join over two million registered users across the UK and Europe having fun with a smart, social and sustainable travel solution.
PASSENGERS: Search within hundreds of thousands of trips posted on BlaBlaCar and find a fun, comfortable ride to your destination at a great price. Examples: London-Manchester £18, London-Paris £24, Edinburgh-Manchester £18.
DRIVERS: Post a planned trip, indicating if it’s a one-off thing or a regular trip, and find passengers to share your costs. BlaBlaCar is intended and has been designed for drivers to offset their motoring cost and not to make profit, for this reason price per seat and number of seats have strict ceilings. Please note that all ABI motor insurers have agreed that if your passengers contribute towards your running costs your insurance cover will not be affected, as long as rides are given in a vehicle seating eight passengers or less.
BlaBlaCars’ smart features make organising a car share quick, simple and safe:
MEMBER PROFILES: Every member has a verified social profile that allows other members to check them out before contacting them to organise a car share (featuring picture, response index, ratings etc. plus a car description in the case of drivers).
RATINGS: Members rate one another after every car share allowing them to build a trusted reputation. This is how BlaBlaCar has created a reliable and trustworthy community of two million registered users all over the UK and Europe.
PRICE CALCULATOR: BlaBlaCar automatically calculates a recommended price for every journey, ensuring that drivers do not receive reimbursement exceeding running costs, in accordance with legislation. The running costs used fully respect the Approved Mileage Payment Allowance, established by HM Revenue & Customs.
MESSAGING: The internal messaging system enables easy direct contact between drivers and passengers. The instant alert option even makes it possible to organise a same day trip!
CLICK-TO-CALL: Call a fellow member in a single click.
MAP: View your departure and arrival points on a map.
GET IN TOUCH: firstname.lastname@example.org
TECHNICAL NOTE: On first use, please use the app with good network coverage: elements will be stored on your device and this will help you browse faster in the future.
MORE INFO: The BlaBlaCar app is part of the “Proxima Mobile” initiative coordinated by the French governments Delegation for Internet Use that aims to create the first European portal for mobile services of public interest. BlaBlaCar was selected for its contribution to eco-mobility.
RELEVANT LEGISLATION: The rules governing car sharing can be found in section 1(4) of the Public Passenger Vehicles Act 1981.
SOME FACTS: Over one billion miles have already been shared by our community, saving an estimated 500,000 tons of CO2 emissions!