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:

  1. Go to the Main menu (top left corner) then tap Promotions
  2. If you don’t have a card selected, you will be prompted to change your payment method
  3. Enter the promo code then tap Apply

How much does Bolt cost in London?

BOLT
£2.50 base
£1.25 mile + £0.15 minute
BOLT EXECUTIVE
£4 base
£2.40 mile + £0.30 minute
£10 minimum

Looking for free rides? Check out our free Bolt rides post.