Car sharing

About car sharing

Car sharing, or car pooling, is when 2 or more people travel together by car and share the cost of their journey. Car sharing:

  • saves money for driver and passengers
  • reduces the number of cars on the road
  • cuts pollution, congestion and demand for parking spaces

There are several websites and apps that can help you connect with other people who would like to car share. They will:

  • try to match you with someone travelling the same journey on the same date
  • offer advice on concerns such as trust, safety and insurance

Car sharing schemes

Websites that can help you car share include:

  • BlaBlaCar – find a ride or offer a ride
  • Faxi – create and join car sharing groups
  • GoCarShare – login and connect via Facebook
  • Liftshare – look for a lift or offer a lift