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Here is an interesting article on USA Today Tech mentioning a few pointers for correct Uber etiquette: Plan to open the door yourself, although most of my drivers have been quick on their feet to do that for me. Most riders sit in the back right seat, on a diagonal from the driver, which facilitates talking – or just giving directions. If you want ...
Sort of. It's simpler than that, and potentially far cheaper. You just need to be flexible. Services like Transfercar allow you to return cars for free, essentially. The idea is that generally more people travel in a particular direction when renting - the flow is not even. In New Zealand, for example, many renters get a car in Auckland (most common ...
In Germany and Austria the drivers insurance will always(1) cover you, no matter if the driver is making profit from the ride or not. I guess this will be similar in other EU countries, though the amount of cover might differ. In case the driver is violating his insurance terms e.g. by doing for profit rides, the insurance will then try to get their money ...
There is a similar exchange for hitch-hikers in Norway called haikeren.no. I haven't used it, but I would find it strange if you find any offers for a ride on an odd route like Kiruna-Tromsø on a specific date. You can of course place your own ad to tell that you are looking for a ride, but I don't think the site is well known and much in use. Even if you ...
I've had excellent luck with Craigslist Rideshare
I can comment a bit on the other side of the equation, namely what drivers see when offering a ride on the website. But before that note that Rome2rio's estimate apparently only covers the price of petrol whereas Blablacar's computations are based on a total costs estimate including depreciation, maintenance, insurance, etc. That's a huge difference. ...
Regarding the Risks Yes I think it could be possible for you to find someone willing to drive your car back. As MarkMayo suggested there are a few options out there including organised services, as well as other travellers' forums (LonelyPlanet, etc). In the case of an organised service such as Transfercar I would assume they have all the legalese figured ...
In Australia the etiquette is slightly different from the above mentioned. Uber operates very similar to Taxis. You are expected to approach the Taxi/Uber and open the door for yourself, then you'll lean over if you have luggage and ask the driver if they will pop the boot. Then you'll go back and put your luggage in the boot and close it yourself. At this ...
According to Uber, it is possible, it even lists suggested prices from the airport to San Francisco and Palo Alto, one more thing: Trips to or from SFO on uberX, UberBLACK, or UberSUV are subject to a $4 airport surcharge and any applicable tolls.
I found one Sweden-specific ride-sharing site: http://www.samakning.se/ Not sure how popular it is. (Samåkning basically means "ride sharing" in Swedish.)
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I've used Carpool World a few times (not in NY) and have always found it quite good. It doesn't have a way to validate users (AFAIK) except based off email. It does charge people money to share their car though so I would assume this would eliminate some crazies.
Ridester is in beta but looks to be developing into a decent site. I haven't used it, but it looks much less sketchy than a lot of others and figured it would be worth a shot. Sorry I can't be more helpful!
Hitchwiki.org exists. Now when it started, it was more about the 'hitchability' of each country, but it's now evolved to include a forum and groups, so you can try and organise hitching in advance, or meet up with other hitchers. It covers most countries in the world, and is in multiple languages.
I found this site: carpoolworld.com with Norway listings, but the community here does not seem so big as Mitfahrzentrale or Mitfahrgelegenheit (in other countries also known as Carpooling). So, the answer would be: similar websites are popular in several European countries, but not in Norway in particular.
There's skjutsgruppen, which is quite popular. The site is in Swedish, but google translate gives a reasonable translation.
I just found Zimride.com - looks the best looking of all the sites, and connected via Facebook, and payment over the site before people get into your car.
There is no set rules for the Uber/Lyft/Gett, etc driver to do any of these things. The driver normally would open the trunk for you but getting the door for you may be unlikely. The thing of it is you have the ability to rate the driver for Uber and Lyft and leave comments on their performance. The only thing that you have to worry about is that they can ...
Liftshare.com is the largest car-share network in the UK, and clients include the British Broadcasting Cooperation (BBC), Tesco Supermarkets, Heathrow Airport and the Environment Agency. It is an off shoot of the american based company. (whose website I can't access). As I'm in the UK the hyperlink will automatically redirect to the US website.(I hope)
Haikeren.no is not used much. For Northern Norway (Nordland, Troms, Finnmark), there is a dedicated Facebook group for exactly this purpose.
How much money do you want to spend? There is a train connection overnight: Venezia Santa Lucia Di, 10.03.15 dep 20:57 CNL40236 City Night Line München Hbf Mi, 11.03.15 arr 06:10 11 transfer time 20 Min. München Hbf Mi, 11.03.15 dep 06:30 14 ICE 692 Intercity-Express Mannheim Hbf Mi, 11.03.15 arr 09:29 2 transfer time 7 Min....
To add to the other answers: It is a good idea to create a paper contract (possibly even with a lawyer present) with the other party to clarify that the person who signed the contract with the rental company will be reimbursed by the non-signee for any monetary costs following from an action or inaction from the non-signee while he is using using the car. ...
Albeit obscure, this was the only information I was able to find on your issue, Manali-Kaza: When this 210 km route is open, there are two daily ordinary buses leaving from Manali Bus Stand to Kaza at 5.00 AM and 5.30 AM. These buses are run by Himachal Roadways and fare is approximately INR 200. The bus passes through Rohtang Pass, Batal, Kunzum Pass, ...
As far as I experienced, http://rideship.com comes my solution for the travel needs of my family and friends. It serves very safe and secured to travelers going to their desired destinations conveniently.
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