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Are you looking to book an Ola Ride for your friend or family member? Here is everything you need to know in order to book your loved one a ride and make sure they arrive at their destination safely!
Please note, you currently cannot book a shared ride for a friend.
Upon booking confirmation, your friend will receive an SMS text that will contain the ride details. Through a link in this text, your friend will be able to track their ride. Also, by sharing your friends contact details, if the driver needs to contact your friend, they will be able to do so directly.
No, it is not required for your friend to have the Ola app installed or have their own personal Ola account. However, your friend will need a mobile phone with internet connectivity or mobile data to be able to track their ride.
Yes, you can track your friends ride through your Ola app. Click on ‘Your Rides’ within the Ola app menu and select the correct ride. Then tap ‘Track Ride’ to follow along.
No, at this time there are no extra charges for booking an Ola ride for someone else.
If you would like to pay for the ride for your friend or family member, choose any of the cashless payment options before you confirm the booking. If you would prefer that your friend pays for the ride make sure to choose ‘cash’ as the payment option and ensure that your friend has cash on them.
You can cancel the Ola ride by selecting the ride from the ‘Your Rides’ section in your Ola app menu and tapping ‘Cancel’. Your friend can also cancel the ride using the link that was shared with him/her via SMS text.