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Ridematching Services

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It's easy to find people who want to carpool, vanpool, or bicycle with you. Simply register with one or both of our ridematching services! These services are free. There’s no obligation, so why not give it a try?

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Zimride at Stanford

Zimride - Share the Ride

Did you know that there are more than 3,000 people at Stanford signed up for Zimride? Zimride at Stanford helps you connect with others at Stanford to request a ride or to offer a ride wherever you're going. With Zimride at Stanford you can arrange a ride with only those at Stanford, or you can choose to share a ride with the broader Zimride ridesharing community.

Zimride works at the spur-of-the-moment, such as a quick trip to San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Tahoe, or sharing a ride to the airport for the holidays or breaks. You can also use Zimride to find a Stanford student or employee to carpool with on a regular basis.

To sign up, visit and register with your,, or email address. Have a Facebook account? Click on the “Login with Facebook” button to bypass the registration process! (Your Facebook photo will appear on your Zimride profile, but access to your Facebook account will adhere to your Facebook privacy/access settings.)

Do you have questions or need assistance? Send an email to

Stanford 511 Ridematching Service

Stanford’s 511 ridematching service (at the website) is designed to help match people interested in carpooling on a part-time or full-time basis. Through this service, you can choose to be matched with Stanford affiliates only or broaden your search to the 511 ridematching network. All information you provide will be kept confidential. Only the information you agree to release will be used to match you with others who might be able to share your commute.

Additional options and information for the Stanford 511 Ridematching Service:

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