The 14th of July was a sad day for loyal Carpooling.co.uk users as the site announced it was closing. They’d been bought by the French long distance ride-sharing specialist Blablacar and as a result all rides due to happen after August had been cancelled and all user accounts would close.
Carpooling.co.uk had been a popular part of the car share community here in the UK, and while we like Blablacar, they’re open and honest about being a long haul ride-sharing site. If you think you might want to do some shorter car shares, like commutes or trips from London to Manchester, Edinburgh to Glasgow, Birmingham to Liverpool and similar then we would recommend recreating your Carpooling.co.uk account on Liftshare.
Here’s our easy Carpooling.co.uk transfer guide:
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Carpooling.co.uk members looking for new car shares
If you are a driver and would like to offer a lift, you can use our easy system to share your details. If this is a regular journey that repeats, be sure to set your frequency and you’ll be asked to mark which days you’ll take the trip. This is useful for regular commuters or those doing the same trip on multiple days of the week.
Why don’t we just let you repeat journeys forever? We’ve found that it doesn’t work very well when people take bank holidays off or go abroad for a few weeks in the summer, and are unable to make their regular trip. Alternatively, you might only drive into work three days out of five, but you’ll be happy to know our calendar copes with this.
If you’re a former Carpooling.co.uk passenger and you’re now looking for a new driver then we recommend our Journey Alerts page. Start here to enter the details of a journey you want to make and we’ll keep an eye on the route for you. If there’s no driver available right now but one comes along later, we’ll be sure to let you know.
If you want to ask the Liftshare team any questions about the site or how the platform works, simply email email@example.com and one of our friendly team will be in touch to help.