Carpooling and car sharing

The City of London does not offer a ride matching service.

What is Carpooling?

Carpooling is sharing a ride with at least one other person to reduce driving costs and reduce the number of vehicles on the road.

Carpooling is a more sustainable option for individuals who do not need their car every day and have a consistent work or school schedule. In addition to helping curb greenhouse gas emissions, it’s a more cost-effective way to travel. Just carpooling one day a week means a 20% reduction in weekly wear and tear on your vehicle.

What is Car sharing?

Car sharing is a type of car rental where people rent cars for short periods of time. It enables occasional use of a vehicle or access to different kinds of vehicles.

Car sharing is an ideal option for people who regularly rely on walking, cycling and/or public transit for their daily transportation, but occasionally need access to a vehicle for out-of-town trips, moving large items or other special occasions.

By paying membership to a car sharing service, you have access to a fleet of vehicles on an hourly basis when the need arises.

Communauto (formerly Vrtucar) is the car sharing service operating in London.

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The City of London does not offer a ride matching service.  Please use Google to find an online ride matching service.

Last modified:Tuesday, April 09, 2024