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How Waze calculates your payment

This article is for drivers. If you're a rider, read this.


Waze Carpool prices are recommendations. You also have the option to set your own price.

The recommended price

Recommended prices are based on a number of factors, such as gas prices and distance traveled. Because these factors can change, the recommended price varies from ride to ride.

Set your own price

When offering a ride, you can raise or lower the price to suggest your own within legal limits.

From your list of matches:

  1. Choose a rider
  2. Next to the price, tap Edit or the > icon
  3. Use the lever to set a higher or lower price

Try to be fair – riders may accept or decline your ride offer based on the price you set.

After each ride, your payment is added to your Carpool balance.

Waze Carpool remembers your price

If you’ve carpooled with the same rider on the same route before, Waze Carpool remembers the price you both agreed upon and recommends it. You can accept this price again, or set your own – the choice is yours.

About the Price breakdown screen

You can always view the price of a ride before you choose to accept it.

In the Ride details screen, tap  to see the Price breakdown. The price is made up of a few things:

  • Ride – based on the factors mentioned above
  • Service fee – if applicable


Two tips to increase your Carpool balance

Tip #1: Add more riders to your carpool to save a bit more on commuting costs.

Tip #2: Invite your friends and get a cash gift when they complete their first two rides. Cash gifts go toward your Carpool balance. To invite friends, tap  in the top-right corner of the calendar screen.

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