Request a ride

In the Google Maps app, you can compare ride services with other ways of getting to your destination, like public transit or walking.

Important: This feature is not available in all regions and languages.

How to request a ride

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Maps app Maps. Make sure you sign in to your Google Account.
  2. Search for your destination or tap it on the map.
  3. In the bottom left, tap Directions Directions.
  4. At the top, tap Rides Ride Services. A list of services, prices, and times appears. Lime vehicles and docked bikeshares are not available in all cities.
    • To search for Lime vehicles near you: tap Transit Transit or Cycling Cycling.
    • To search for docked bikeshares near you: tap Cycling Cycling.
  5. Choose the service you want to use. You’ll be taken to the provider’s app. If you don’t have their app installed, you’ll be taken to the Play Store to download the app.
  6. Follow the instructions in the provider's app to finish your ride request.

Tip: Maps shows information made available by the ride-service providers. If you have a question or complaint about one of these providers, contact them directly.

Information about rides

Request a bike or scooter

Request Lime vehicle

If your city supports Lime vehicles, you can request a Lime bike or scooter in the Maps app.

  1. Open your Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Available Lime bikes and scooters near you appear in your Transit options. Maps shows you:
    • The closest Lime vehicle to you, including the vehicle’s type and pricing.
    • How long it will take to reach both the vehicle and your destination.
  3. To select a Lime vehicle, tap the Lime vehicle option from your Transit options to open the Lime app, then follow the instructions.

Use a docked bikeshare

If your city supports docked bikeshares, you can find them in your Google Maps app.

  1. Open your Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Search for your local bikeshare program's name to see all the docks near you and how full or empty they are. Maps shows you: 
    • The closest bike station to you along your route, including how many bikes or docks are available.
    • Turn-by-turn cycling navigation from dock to dock. 
  3. To select a bike, tap the docked bikeshare option from your Cycling options to open the bikeshare program's app, then follow the instructions.
See a list of ride-service providers

Here’s a list of ride-service providers that you might see, depending on your country or region:

  • 99
  • Bay Wheels
  • Beat
  • Bitaksi
  • BlaBlaCar
  • Cabify
  • Careem
  • Chauffeur Privé
  • Gett
  • GO-JEK
  • Grab
  • JapanTaxi
  • Juno
  • Lime
  • Lyft
  • Meru Cabs
  • MyTaxi
  • Ola Cabs
  • Taxify
  • Uber
What information is shared

We don't share any information with ride-service providers until you tap on a result. Here’s what information is shared:

  • Maps shares your pickup location and destination. Your current location and the names you made for places, like "Home" and "Work," aren’t shared.
  • Ride-service providers share information like estimates for cost and wait times.
How fares are calculated

When you look for a ride, Google Maps provides you with an estimated cost. The final price for the ride is determined by the ride-service provider, not Google. For more information, contact the ride-service provider.

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