The Free Ride and FRED San Diego is a fun and easy way to get around. Best of all - you guessed it - it's free to ride! By using eco-friendly, electric cars and collaborating with great sponsors, The Free Ride offers a fun and useful service at no cost to the consumer.

Tired of trying to wave The Free Ride down? Now, users can create an account and request rides on-demand. Users can select pick-up and drop-off locations, receive real-time driver ETAs, and have the ability to connect with transportation providers anywhere within the coverage areas. The cars are fun, green, and even come equipped with photo booths. Never has getting around been more interactive or exciting!

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Service is available in CA, FL, NY and NJ

What's New

Version 2.2.9

The version gives access our new Long Beach location!

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Best idea ever!


At the suggestion of my hotel concierge, I got the app for The Free Ride, and I could not be more pleased! I got online and Driver Janelle, An absolute doll, picked me up in five Minutes which was the ETA. She drove safely and I was at my destination in just moment. When I was ready to leave the restaurant, I called again and this time the driver was Lyle, and he was also super helpful and an absolute pleasure to ride with! I will definitely be using this service again!

Developer Response

Hello mrsmgm, thank you for the review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your first couple rides and we look forward to having you along for more soon.

Love FRED but there's a bug


Love the service & the drivers but there's a bug in the latest version of the app. Twice in the past few days I entered a pickup address that appeared correctly after the request was accepted, however the map showed me several blocks away. I sent a message to the drivers & we worked it out but it's something to look into. (I have screenshots if you need them)

Developer Response

Thank you for kind words and your feedback, improvements to the app are made possible by riders like you! We are looking into the issue you’ve described but if you have the time please send an email to with extra details or screenshots.

Worst service. Driver yelled at us and drove by.


Tried out this app when we were in SD. Driver gave us a call, and asked where we were. We were already slightly unimpressed by the language and the tone of voice he used.

We waited for almost 15 minutes before he showed up. Guess what, he said "You need three people. I'm not picking you up." What ?

First, the app says nothing about that. Second, you could have asked that on the phone. Third, I later contacted support to complain about this and they reassured there was no such policy.

I had no idea why he rejected us. Maybe we looked like innocent tourists? I couldn't fathom any reason a decent human being couldn't even make a full stop to explain why we had to wait fifteen minutes just to be stranded for longer.

Until they improve how their drivers behave, I cannot recommend this service.

Developer Response

Thank you for getting in touch, we take the behavior of our drivers very seriously. We are looking into the issue you’ve described but if you have the time please send an email to with extra details and/or screenshots.


The Free Ride Inc
8.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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