BlaBlaCar - Covoiturage

Developer: BlaBlaCar

Review

Do you need to find transport to travel? Or maybe you need a car to commute to work? There are numerous taxi apps out there and there is also another option — a carpooling and bus app called BlaBlaCar. The service originated in France and is now available in other countries. If you want to learn more about BlaBlaCar, continue reading this review.

What is BlaBlaCar?

If you are looking for the most affordable way to travel or commute, it is a good idea to consider taking a bus or carpooling. This is where the BlaBlaCar app comes into play. I have used the application extensively over the last month and I think it has numerous valuable features and helps save money. The application allows you to both find rides offered by other people and also create an account and pick up passengers if you plan to go somewhere. If you want to become a driver, you have to be ready to provide your documents for verification.
The BlaBlaCar app is available for Android and iOS devices.

What Are the Features of This App?

Once you create a profile in the app, you can do the following:

  • Publish rides if you are going somewhere and you want to take passengers
  • Find rides by putting your location and where you need to go
  • You can see the ratings of drivers in the app
  • Find bus rides and book them

When you are looking for the ride, you will be able to see the prices right away and know the exact sum you will have to pay. If you want to become a driver of the app, you have to complete a verification process. I have to say that the customer support of this service is on point, as I contacted them several times and they provided detailed answers to my questions.

Depending on where you live, there may be already hundreds of carpool options in BlaBlaCar. If you are in a busy city, the chances of finding a ride are quite high.

If you need to be somewhere right on time and without delays, I would recommend you find the most reliable driver in the app based on their rating. Or, you may even want to choose a more expensive option. If a ride looks way too cheap, there is a chance that the driver may be late and not as responsible.

Book Your Bus Ride in the Application

The focus of this application is not only on carpooling, as it also allows you to book bus rides. What I have noticed is that if you look for bus rides on a regular basis, you will definitely see some amazing deals. The booking process is quite simple and it’s finished in just a few clicks. The system is transparent, so there are no additional costs that will surprise you when you get to the bus. The range of destinations is also great.

Design of the App: Simple and User-Friendly

Now, let’s talk about the actual interface of this application. I was quite impressed with how user-friendly this application is. It’s not much different from the popular taxi apps, so you will be able to use the app straight away. The interface is clean and has only the necessary features, so it’s easy to search for rides.

Pros

  • A huge number of drivers and destinations
  • User-friendly interface
  • Transparent pricing system
  • Easy to use
  • Offers ratings for drivers to help you choose

Cons

  • A limited number of countries where the service is offered

A Secure App for Rides in Some Countries

After testing this app for a while, I can say that it’s definitely a great service that you can access in some countries. At the moment, there are 22 countries covered by BlaBlaCar but it’s likely that this number will increase in the future. The app is easy to use, and I like that they truly pay attention to the safety of drivers and passengers. Seeing the ratings of everyone who uses the app is definitely useful. If you are looking for ways to save money on traveling, I would certainly recommend you give this app a try.

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