Bolt: Request a Ride

6.29M reviews
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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 background:

• Emergency assist: Riders can quickly and discreetly alert an emergency response team with our in-app Emergency Assist button. This also notifies our dedicated safety team, who will make an immediate welfare call.
• Audio trip recording: Allows riders to trigger an in-app audio recording if they ever feel uncomfortable during a ride.
• Private phone details: When a rider makes a call via our app, the caller’s phone number remains hidden.

Bolt is available in 45 countries and 500 cities around the world.

Our mission is to make cities for people, not cars. We're doing this by bringing fast, reliable, and affordable forms of transport to millions of people around the world, while also helping millions of drivers support their families. The next time you need a ride, take a Bolt!

Earn money driving with the Bolt Driver app. Sign up at

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Updated on
Jun 14, 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

6.23M reviews
Nikki B
April 25, 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.
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Dana Choi
March 25, 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.
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Victor Bozadjian
January 18, 2024
The app is great when it works, however, after waiting for a ride for 10 to 15 minutes, the driver can cancel for no reason, and you are stuck waiting for another driver which can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 45 minutes for them to show up. On top of that it charges you for booking a ride, and yet 100% of the remaining payment doesn't go to the driver. The pricing is also confusing, because drivers will call you to renegotiate cost due to difficulty of the path driven, or cancel your booking
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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!

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