Although the Uber rival was once available in London under the Taxify brand in 2017, Bolt has relaunched in London with affordable rates.
Uber currently makes up 80% of all ride-hailing journeys in London, and is integrated into Google Maps direct.
Bolt drivers pay only 15% commission on completed trips. That is up to 50% less than what’s taken by competing platforms. Looking at the bigger picture, it increases the earnings by 10% in the long run.
Bolt will add £1 to any journey that starts, end or passes through the ultra-low emission zone 24/7 to help cover the cost of the congestion charge. The £1 will be passed directly to the driver.
Safe and reliable for both sides
If you have safety concerns, Bolt has a particular feature to ease the experience. One very visible and actionable contribution to our driver’s and passengers’ safety is the in-app SOS-button. If pressed, it notifies the Emergency Services directly, and the help will be on its way. All the drivers on Bolt’s platform have received training, ensuring that you’ll get the top-level service.
Get up to 50% off your first 10 trips with Bolt, starting from £2.50 per ride.
Free Bolt rides in London
- PSYMEDIA = £5 (first-time users)
- R40X3 = 3 rides discounted (£5 total)
- R30X3 = 3 rides discounted (£5 total)
- BOLDLONDON = ?
To activate your discount codes, you need to enter the code BEFORE requesting a ride:
- Go to the Main menu (top left corner) then tap Promotions
- If you don’t have a card selected, you will be prompted to change your payment method
- Enter the promo code then tap Apply
How much does Bolt cost in London?
£1.25 mile + £0.15 minute
£2.40 mile + £0.30 minute
Looking for free rides? Check out our free Bolt rides post.