Car Sharing in Paris

Find out about the self-service, pay-as-you-go, car sharing scheme in the Paris area: how to subscribe, book, collect and return your hire car…

There have been car sharing systems in Paris which have started and failed.

BlaBlaCar is a Paris based long-distance carpooling platform. It connects drivers and passengers willing to travel together between cities and share the cost of the journey. The company receives a commission from every booking.

Members can create an account and set up an online identity as a passenger or a driver.

Drivers can advertise a route they are planning to take. Each driver has a profile so that potential passengers can read reviews from others.

Passengers looking for a carpool can go onto the website or the BlaBlaCars App and specify a destination, departure point and time. Once a route is found, payment is done online and the passenger is given the contact details of the driver. Once the trip is completed, drivers are transferred their payment to a bank account or via PayPal.

SHARENOW has united with Car2Go and DriveNow to create a free eco-friendly floating car-sharing service. Users download the SHARENOW App for Android or SHARENOW Apple App Store and validate their driver’s licence and payment details. Cars are 100 percent electric. Parking is free in the Paris Home Area on any legal public street parking space.

uberPOOL is an option on the uber App which matches one or two nearby passengers heading in the same direction. Passengers can save up to 50% of the travel cost. If users are not matched with another uberPOOL rider, they receive 10% off their trip. The service is available in central Paris and at Paris airports.


In the event of an accident, drivers are responsible for the passengers travelling with them. The drivers’ car insurance covers the carpooler. Insurance companies do not have an issue with carpooling provided that the driver is not making a profit in which case they would be obliged to have a professional insurance contract.

In the event of an emergency, dial 112 for police, ambulance or fire services.