Coronavirus travel guidance

If you car share with people outside your household or support bubble, you can reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission by:

  • Travelling with as few people as possible.
  • Sitting as far away as possible from other people.
  • Opening windows for ventilation.
  • Asking the driver and passengers to wear a face covering.

Read the latest TfGM travel guidance and advice

Safer travel guidance

Share your car journey with another person, and cut your petrol and parking costs by 50% or more!

One of you can drive, and split the costs between you. Or take turns, and reduce the commuting stress. Sharing the drive means fewer cars on the road, so you'll do the environment a favour too.

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Free and simple

Use CarShareGM, our secure online matching service, to find local people who make a similar journey to you.

It's free, and simple to join.

You can ask to share with certain people – like women only, or non-smokers for instance.

You can be matched with people from your own company only, or choose from drivers who work for other organisations too.

And you could even get extra incentives, like a guaranteed parking space, or an alternative lift home if there's a problem.

Can you use CarShareGM?

You can use CarShareGM if your employer is a member. There's a list of CarShareGM employers at the start of the registration form.

If you can't see your organisation, contact, and we can ask them to join: it's free for employers too.

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Join CarShareGM

When you've signed up for CarShareGM you'll get a list of potential driving partners.

If you think someone is suitable, contact them to sort things out. It's best to meet at a workplace first, and to ask for identification.

Read our tips on staying safe

Once you have been contacted about a possible car share match, we suggest that you adopt this common-sense approach to ensure your safety:

  • Avoid swapping home addresses with your car share companion before meeting them
  • Meet in a public place, possibly at work, in the first instance
  • Tell someone you trust who you'll be travelling with, where you are going and when
  • Show each other some form of ID as you meet. This is both reassuring and enables you to identify each other
  • You are under no obligation to go ahead with any car share. If you have any doubts about your travelling companion, for any reason, you should avoid travelling with them
  • If you have any problems please contact your workplace administrator

Why not trial it and see if a match works for you? If not, there's no obligation: if you don't want to share with someone, you don't have to.

Any questions?


CarShareGM savings calculator

Car sharing can save you money and help reduce your CO2 emissions.

See how much you can save by using our savings calculator!