Know more about ride sharing

Although there are economical options such as traveling by bus, train, or bicycle, for many it is not an attainable or practical possibility, as there are variables of insecurity and remoteness of the stations.  

It is clear, that if the individual can and has the possibility of sharing the trip with people going to the same destination, he/she must take into account his/her possibilities.  

Ridesharing as such refers to sharing a car with people going to the same destination, or a similar route as yours. 

So that together you save on gas costs or the car service you choose to pay for together. 

It’s generally thought of as an inexpensive option, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. If you manage your money and your travel companions well together, you could achieve an affordable trip for everyone. 

Know About Ride Sharing Apps:

For this reason, we are about to know more than the universal ride-sharing applications that can be used to share a trip. 


By now, you’re probably familiar with the Uber app. In case you don’t, in a nutshell, it’s a taxi-like car app, that when you call it, quotes you your car ride to the place you want. Even for safety reasons, you can share your ride in real-time with your loved ones so that they can monitor that you reach your destination. 

This famous application brought to the table Uber Pool, as a more economically accessible modality,  giving the possibility that according to the rating that the drivers have given you in terms of your quality as a customer, they accommodate you with people with the same level of stars that you have. 

Similarly, at the time of the trip, a route is generated that fits the destination of all those involved in the car. 

Finally, a benefit that seems obvious but it is worth mentioning, is that by joining so many destinations in one, you help the environment by avoiding road congestion. As well as helping your wallet.


This service is from Uber’s “competitor” app. It is focused and designed specifically for this corporate sector. 

Being a very practical option, Cabify’s website offers several pick-up points for the way to the office.  With included commands such as pause: let the passenger know that you are waiting for him. Or Play: indicating that all passengers are ready to start the trip. 

The same format applies to the return. Unfortunately, this application is only available in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. 


This is the freest route-sharing modality that could exist. 

Where you can simply agree with your co-workers or schoolmates to split gas costs or take turns driving together to reach your destination. 

It is undoubtedly a smart travel strategy since, without intermediaries such as applications, the use, and operation of ridesharing are more dynamic. 

Public Transportation

Sometimes going back to basics is the ideal answer, if none of the above options work for you, then public transport might finally work for you. 

It’s a matter of adapting to departure times and keeping your starting points well located so that you arrive at your destination correctly. 

You have to take into account security issues since in several countries this mode of travel is not very feasible due to robberies and assaults that may occur on public transportation. It is good to take into account, but if in your country there are generally no such problems, surely you will have no problem helping your economy and the planet by traveling to know ride sharing the route in this way. 

Some examples of public transportation are: 

Metro, train (in some countries), bus, cab, etc.

To conclude, sharing a route, in the modality you choose, is a very good choice for traveling since the  general benefits are: 

∙ You save gasoline 

∙ You take care of the planet 

∙ You have company 

∙ You keep a fixed schedule 

∙ Improve your economy 

∙ There are many ridesharing alternatives 

∙ You can rotate driving times to rest (this in case of a long trip). 

Not to be left behind are the negative known aspects of ride-sharing: 

∙ Don’t like your travel companions. 

∙ Bad driving  

∙ Mismatched routes and therefore more traffic. 

∙ Having to adjust to a different schedule than your own. 

∙ Unestablished agreements that end in misunderstandings. 

∙ Fines that may arise, and on whom the financial responsibility falls. 

There are certainly many factors at risk, but if you are a responsible person, chances are that you will not face any mishaps.