Request a ride
In the Google Maps app, you can compare ride services with other ways of getting to your destination, like using public transit or walking. You can also request an Uber and follow your ride along the route, without leaving the Maps app.
Note: This feature isn’t available in all regions and languages.
Step 1: See available rides
- Open the Google Maps app . Make sure you sign in to your Google Account.
- Search for your destination or tap it on the map.
- In the bottom right, tap the blue circle. It'll show a car, bus, bike, person waving, or person walking.
- At the top, tap Rides .
- Choose the service you want to use. For most service providers, you’ll be taken to the provider’s app.
- If you don’t have their app installed, you’ll be taken to the App Store to download the app.
- If you choose Uber, you’ll be able to request a ride within the Maps app.
Step 2 (optional): Request a ride using Uber
- Make sure Uber is your service provider. Then, select a ride option, like uberX or POOL.
- Tap Request.
- Sign in to Uber or create a new Uber account.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to select a payment method and confirm your pickup place.
- Optional: To change your payment method, tap your card.
- Tap Book. You’ll stay in the Google Maps app and can cancel the ride, call the driver, follow your ride along the route, and find help for Uber.
Note: Some Uber features aren’t available when using Google Maps, like splitting fares, sharing ETAs, and scheduling rides in advance.
Information about rides
Here’s a list of ride service providers that you might see, depending on your country or region.
- 99 Taxis
- Ola Cabs
We don't share any information with the ride service provider until you have tapped on a result. Here’s what shared:
- Maps shares your pick up location and destination. Your current location and names you made for places, like "Home" and "Work," aren’t shared.
- Ride service providers share information like estimates for cost and wait times.
If you book a ride with Uber or connect your account, Maps shares:
- Your name
- Your phone number
- Your email address
- How you’d like to pay for your ride, but not your payment details
- Device information