Bolt: Request a Ride

6.42M 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.

*We're dedicated to fostering greener cities, which is why we're continually looking to increase our lineup of electric and hybrid cars in our car-sharing offering, Bolt Drive. You can also rent Bolt scooters and electric bikes via the app.

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!

Bolt is available in 50 countries and 600+ cities around the world.

*Bolt car and scooter rental options differ by location. Check the app for availability in your city.

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

Questions? Get in touch via or at

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Updated on
Jul 12, 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

6.37M reviews
Loren Infeld
July 16, 2024
After all the time wasted and prices changes, it's cheaper to just take a meter taxi or use another app. I spent 2 hours trying to book a taxi. One credit card charges 6 times, another charged twice, no taxi ever booked. By the time I was finally able to confirm a taxi, the price has doubled, plus I had to pay highway tolls since now I was very late after hours of trying to get a taxi. Customer support is all AI so no way to get any help or answers, just unrelated form responses.
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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