Bolt: Request a Ride

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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:

• 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 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!

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Updated on
Feb 22, 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

5.74M reviews
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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November 18, 2023
After taking the whole experience, this app is indeed accurate, but it's fundamentally flawed. The app charges a fee if you cancel, which is understandable, but the flaw comes when the fee is charged because the driver takes more than the alloted time to pick up, even if the time goes up or they don't want to get you after accepting you, allows them to just wait because they know the fee will provide money to them and still work independent while asking more money on high traffic times. 👎
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Muhammet CAMCI
February 16, 2024
It is highly practical app which everyone should install. I just one thing for improvement. Please let us know all the time (including during trip) whether toll fee is included to the total fee. Sometimes it could be two tolls and one it is included to the total fee and one not. I can only see the receipt after payment but I also want to see before payment.
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