Want a faster and more affordable way to get to work than driving or using a ride-hailing app? Chariot is helping thousands of commuters get to work in the San Francisco Bay Area, New York City, London, and Austin with more than a dozen public routes and dozens of additional private corporate routes. Find your route, reserve your guaranteed seat and enjoy your ride!

• Book your ride from your home or your office — you can either check in to a Chariot that’s already on the way or make a reservation for later in the day or the week.
• Track your Chariot’s location and ETA with GPS tracking.
• Ride comfortably to your destination in our 14-passenger Chariot.
• Employee W2 drivers who have been screened and trained.

Now offering hired CHARTERS!
Need an entire 14-seat Chariot on an hourly basis, including the driver? Book a Chariot Charter starting at $70/hr. You do the celebrating, we do the driving!

What's New

Version 3.6.0

We'll help get you where you need to go quickly and safely.

• General performance improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5
71 Ratings
71 Ratings

Service good, app not great


The app works decently but has a few issues.

UI isn't great. It's difficult to see multiple options at once to pick the best one. This is necessary because if it says 3 mins away it might be, but it could also be 15 minutes away. I have to book a ride to see how far it actually is, then cancel if too far. Even so, it still only shows the top option by default. I could take one of a few lines but I have to click into each individually to see if any are closer.

It's also bad at showing you what's coming in the future. I think they run on a schedule but if it's 6am and want to see what time I should expect an 8am ride there is no way too.

There's also a UI glitch that when you tap where you're coming from and click where to while it's animating it'll cancel out everything.

Once you're actually on the bus it's decent and I prefer it to MUNI but still inconsistent. Sometimes there's bottled water in the cupholders, sometimes there's empty ones, sometimes none at all. Some drivers play music, some don't. You don't really know what you're getting until you get into one.

The service is good enough that I'll continue to use it, but there's a lot that could be improved.

Can't book a ride

Scary Luu

Every time I open the app in the past two weeks I am asked to log in, type in my starting address and my destination just to see the same animation about how my commute is being solved. Please don't show this every time I launch the app. Makes sense to show it to New users but I've been using chariot for over a year- I open the app when I'm trying to grab the next possible ride.

After that animation I am brought to the map screen where I have to type in my starting location destination again (even though I just provided it) and I get an endless loading message that says "Finding Chariots" for over five minutes and then it times out and I have to try again.

Had to give up and use Lyft to get to work. Very frustrating.

Tech yuppies please leave


Personal decisions such as “how do I get to work” and “how do I choose to interact with those with whom I share public spaces” are political. The overvaluation of personal convenience and luxury in the new upper class of San Francisco is predicated on exclusivity. I am an SF native and have been taking the bus my entire life. Although taking MUNI requires relinquishing control, there is nothing wrong with the bus system. Based on my experience with buses in other cities and the fact that people get the MUNI logo tattooed on their bodies, I would wager that MUNI is far and away the most reliable and beloved public bus system in all of the US. If you want the city to accept you, accept the city. That is to say, if you’re not willing to take the bus, get out of San Francisco.


Chariot Transit, Inc.
94.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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