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, while others choose to review every booking request. Either way, only when your booking is confirmed will your payment method be charged, and you'll receive a confirmation email. You can 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 departure.

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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