Bolt: Request a Ride

6.15M reviews
Content rating
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image
Screenshot image

About this app

Use your smartphone to order a ride, get picked up by a nearby driver, and enjoy a low-cost trip to your destination.

Why choose Bolt?
• Get a comfortable, low-cost ride.
• Fast arrival times, 24/7.
• See the price of your ride before you order.
• You can pay inside the app (Credit/Debit/Apple Pay).

Easily request a ride with the Bolt app:
1. Open the app and set your destination;
2. Request a driver to pick you up;
3. See your driver's location on the real-time map;
4. Enjoy the ride to your destination;
5. Leave a rating and pay.

Bolt features that require the app to stay running in the foreground:
• SOS button. In case of an incident, the user can easily provide their live location to a safety provider to get help faster.
• Trip audio recording. Users have the ability to record the trip audio if they feel unsafe or are facing a complicated situation. This audio can be used as evidence for investigations by the authorities.
• VoIP calls. Users can utilise in-app calls for communication to help locate each other or if a passenger forgets something in the car, for example.

Bolt is available in 45 countries and 400 cities around the world.

Bolt’s mission is to bring fast, reliable and affordable transportation to millions of people around the world, while also helping thousands of drivers support their families. The next time you need a ride, take Bolt!

Earn extra money driving with Bolt. Sign up at

Questions? Get in touch via or at

Follow us on social media for updates, discounts and offers!

Facebook —
Instagram —
X (formerly Twitter) —
Updated on
18 May 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region and age The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Audio and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

6.1M reviews
Nikki B
25 April 2024
It was a great app until: 1.I had a driver refuse to pick us up. He never came. To the location. Just kept driving out the way and the translation in the chat did not make sense. 2.I had a driver ask for a different price, which we agreed, then decided to change the vehicle with a different license plate. 3. At the end of the ride the price randomly increased. It was the same during the entire trip, when I opened the app at the end of the trip it was the same then suddenly changed.
142 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
Dana Choi
25 March 2024
I was traveling with two other women and we had a very pleasant experience with Bolt. We got lost in Budapest and requested a ride-- 3 minutes later our driver arrived and immediately jumped out to help us with our luggage. The ride was extremely fast, smooth and professional. I'm not sure where all these negative experiences are from because I will definitely be utilizing Bolt again.
443 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?
David Cooper
12 April 2024
Their scooter rental service is really useful. And their payment system works without any muss or fuss (email billing shows that the prices match with what they claim their prices should be). And in good weather, you can sometimes get where you need to go faster than requesting a driver... and for less money. (especially in the center of town, like Porto or Lisbon)
270 people found this review helpful
Did you find this helpful?

What's new

Thanks for using Bolt!

We regularly update the app to provide a consistently high-quality experience. Each update includes improvements in speed and reliability. Check out the latest updates in the app!

Enjoying Bolt? Please leave a rating! Your feedback helps us improve.