Booking a carpool: What to do if you're new to BlaBlaCar

Complete your profile

Completing your profile allows potential drivers to get to know you more when reviewing your booking request. Be sure to include a profile photo and verify your ID — drivers prefer a complete profile! 

Search for a ride

To find a ride, say where you’re heading, leaving, and when. Then pick a ride that works for you! If you need more info, you can message drivers before booking or check out their profiles to view their ratings.  

Can’t find a ride? Narrow your results using search filters or set up a ride alert to receive notifications when a ride is available.

Book and pay online

Some drivers will let you book instantly, others choose to review booking requests. When you send the request, we will put an authorisation hold on your card and once the driver approves, you will be charged. You’ll be able to find your booking and details in Your rides.

If your ride goes as planned, we automatically send the money to the driver 48 hours after the ride takes place. This is always the case, regardless of how far in advance you book. 

If a driver sends you a payment link through BlaBlaCar’s messaging or outside of our platform before a booking is confirmed, please let us know by going to the member's Profile and selecting Report this member.



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