Carpooling in Puerto Rico

Hello everyone,

In order to move around in Puerto Rico, you will have to spend time on the road; for your work commute, to drop your children off at school or for everyday trips. Carpooling could be the right option for you. We would like to know your views on carpooling as a means of transport, and whether it is a practical and cost-effective option.

Is carpooling and cost-sharing common practice in Puerto Rico? What about the regulations in force?

For which types of journey does carpooling seem more suitable in Puerto Rico? How much is the cost of a carpool trip?

Is there an app or other means available to connect people looking to carpool? How do you find other carpoolers?

If you are carpooling in Puerto Rico, what precautions should you take to travel safely?

According to you, what are the advantages and disadvantages of carpooling?

Thank you for sharing your experience,

I used to carpool 40 years ago in Germany. It was big among students and mostly for long distance travel. It is a win-win for drivers and riders. Unfortunately it has fallen out of fashion and has been replaced by Uber and Lyft in some places. It would be a great option for P.R. where public transportation practically does not exist outside of San Juan. How do you get to the airport for example if you have no car or don't want to pay for parking? I drive frequently from Quebradillas to San Juan and would not mind taking someone.

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