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Share wheels in SF.

Taxi Alternatives: Burgeoning Bay Area startups such as Lyft, Uber, and Sidecar have emerged as leading options for those looking to catch rides in a timely fashion. Convenient apps connect available drivers with passengers in need of a ride.

  • Uber: The Uber app connects you with a driver at the tap of a button. Uber provides more variety at a premium, with town cars and SUV’s at the ready.

  • Sidecar & Lyft: These apps match everyday people driving their own cars with passengers who love a good conversation.


Get around the city and get to know your neighbors

Car Rentals: If you'd like a car of your own during your stay in San Francisco, you have more options than the airport rental desk.

  • City CarShare: The Bay Area's only nonprofit carsharing organization. It's fuel-efficient, too!

  • Zipcar: Choose from a fleet of cars parked around the city. Once registered, members may pick up a car at a moment’s notice.

  • Getaround: Social car sharing: rent cars by the hour from people around you.

  • RelayRides: Rent cars from its nationwide car sharing marketplace.


  • Casual Carpool: Known as Casual Carpools, riders and drivers form carpools in the East Bay during carpool lane hours. Casual carpooling is almost always faster than taking BART. Casual Carpool has typically existed as a cash-less system, but offering to share toll costs is appreciated, too.

  • Zimride: Zimride uses social networks to connect drivers and passengers going to similar locations.

  • Ridejoy: Ridejoy is a community-driven marketplace for sharing rides. Drivers going on a trip can list extra seat space in their car and find passengers who are heading in their direction.

Photography by: Odessa Shekar and Marc Olivier Le Blanc.