Give someone a lift, cover your driving costs and make a new friend.

What is GrabHitch?

GrabHitch is a social carpooling service that enables regular drivers like you and me to give fellow commuters a lift, meet new people, and cover the costs of owning a car.

To make it truly hassle-free, GrabHitch is fully cashless. GrabHitch drivers accept passenger requests through the regular GrabTaxi Passenger App, and do not require commercial insurance or Z10 registration.

Why GrabHitch?

Get your driving costs covered

Fill those empty seats with new friends going your way

Help mother nature reduce pollution and congestion

What Do You Need To Be A Hitch Driver?

Be 18 years old and above

Possess a valid driver’s license, with at least 1 year’s driving experience

Your own private car with valid auto insurance

How To Sign Up

How To Get Started


You don’t have to go anywhere! Just open your Grab app, swipe to the GrabHitch tab and select the DRIVE button to start the registration process. Submit a few photos and we’ll approve you within 2 working days if everything checks out.

Click here to see sign up step details

As a GrabHitch driver, you get to do 3 major things: Cover your fuel and car maintenance costs, meet new people from all walks of life, and contribute to a car-lite Singapore! You create routes at your own convenience and you decide which passengers to pick up. You can choose to do it twice a day, on a particular weekday every week, only on weekends – its all up to you really!

They’re not the same at all! GrabCar drivers have to register a business, purchase commercial insurance, convert their car to a commercial vehicle at the LTA and then sign up in person at the Grab office. To be a GrabHitch driver, you just need to launch the Grab app, take a couple of photos and submit them for verification.

You select who you want to pick up, so if you do not see any passengers in your area who are going the same way, you can always refrain from doing a GrabHitch at that time and try again with another trip!

GrabHitch is meant to subsidise the cost of driving and not serve as a fully fledged income stream, but you can expect to receive between $8 to $12 per trip on average. You can even sort passengers by the fare that you could possibly earn from picking them up.

ERP fees are not calculated into the fares of passengers you pick up.

Based on current carpooling regulations, drivers can only complete two rides in a calendar day.

After your application has been approved, click DRIVE, and then select the button Create Route. After you have confirmed your date and timing details, you will be alerted to passengers who share similar journeys in the app. You can also sort through a list of passengers who fit your journey based on different parameters (proximity, price) if you select your route from the main Hitch driver screen.

You can choose to pick passengers paying by either GrabPay (credit card) or Cash depending on their booking made. If you pick up a passenger using GrabPay, your earnings will be credited directly into a digital driver wallet created when you were approved as a driver. This wallet credit can be cashed out at any time, all you have to do is provide us with your bank account details the very first time you ask to cashout.

You can only accept one booking per trip, but each booking may have more than one passenger. Passengers who make the booking can indicate how many people are with them, so you’ll know ahead of time the total number of passengers you will be picking up. You will be paid per booking regardless of the number of passengers who were part of the booking.

Same as GrabTaxi and GrabCar bookings, passengers will input exact addresses as pickup locations so that you know exactly where to pick them up. This is to ensure the best possible experience for both you and the passenger.

Your vehicle insurance and personal insurance will cover the accident. If assistance is required, both you and the passenger can contact us through our 24-hour hotline (02-021-2500) or through email at

You can use GrabHitch both as a passenger and driver on the same app, and we do not penalise drivers for not providing regular rides so don’t worry!

1. Be kind and spare a thought for your passenger’s time! SMS or call if you’re going to be early or late to their pick-up point.

2. Keep the front seat free and leave your bags and other items in the back seat.

3. Be friendly and break the ice by talking about your job, sports you’re into, movies you’ve watched, anything really!

No! Grab currently deducts ZERO service fee from our GrabHitch drivers as our platform is meant to enable a social ridesharing experience, so as a driver you get 100% of the fare.

You can cancel the booking in-app, but we encourage you to notify the passenger via SMS or phone call as soon as you realise you need to cancel to avoid inconveniencing him/her.