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

Complete your profile

Completing your profile gives potential drivers a chance to get to know you more while reviewing your ride 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, just say where you’re heading, where you’re leaving from 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 every booking requests. Either way—only when your booking is confirmed— your payment method will be charged and you'll receive a booking confirmation email. You’ll be able to find your booking and ride details in Your rides.

If your ride goes as planned, the driver is automatically paid or can request their money transfer on the BlaBlaCar platform. No matter how far in advance you book, the driver doesn’t receive payment until at least 24 hours after the departure time.

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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