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TrABu is a travel app that allows travellers (Drivers) to connect with passengers (Riders). We see empty seats in cars as an asset and want to help cut travel costs by enabling drivers to sell their spare seats! Our unique platform allows you to choose each other based on price, location, pets and other preferences.

We’re transforming long-distance commuting, carpooling, and road trips, so you can travel on your own terms!

How It Works

Drivers Post a Ride

You post a ride you are already driving (Boston to New York), set a price per seat, and your terms (for example non-smoking, pets allowed, no music, and talkative).

Riders Search

Riders can search all the rides going where they need to go and filter results based on their preferences (for example non-smoking).

Chat Securely

Riders and Drivers can securely message each other in the trABu App to discuss pick up, drop off locations and any other details.

Enjoy the Journey!

Make new friends, listen to good music or just get some work done, make every trip unique and memorable. 

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have anymore questions please contact us
What Does TrABu Mean?
I cannot tell you how many times we get asked this question, and I love it! TrABu is simply TRAvel BUddy combined. No it doesn’t mean anything eloquent in another language haha!
How Much Does It Cost?
TrABu is a travel marketplace. Drivers set the price for empty seats in their car. This is dependent on their transport costs, scheduling, and service provided.

After searching for a trip, Riders can compare different trips and filter ride preferences, in order to pick the right TRAvel BUddy!

Can I Sign Up With Friends?
Of course! We all know travelling can be more fun when you have a designated friend to take all the touristy pics for you.
Is trABu on demand like Lyft or Uber?
No. You will have to do a little bit of planning ahead. Our travel platform centers around the idea that you get to travel on your own terms. We allow you to choose your TRAvel BUddy ahead of time so you can best accommodate your travel needs.
Is trABu Safe?
Yes! TrABu requires all drivers to pass a National background check. You can also chat prior to your trip and get acquainted with your new TRAvel BUddy!
How Far In Advance Should I Search For A Trip?
Based on our expert calculations we believe that you should book 34 hours and 27 minutes ahead of time for every trip… JK, a few days in advance should land you a great TRAvel BUddy.
As A Driver, How Far In Advance Should I Post A Trip?
In order to make the most of your trip we recommend that you post a trip as far enough in advance to fill as many seats as possible.

Some trips may vary. For example if you’re traveling a common route like Boston to NYC you may have no problem filling those seats in just a day or two. On the other hand if you’re traveling from NYC to Burnt Porcupine, Maine you may want to post a little more in advance. And yes that’s a real place, google it!

“When I was a graduate student in Boston, the options for travel were limited to expensive public transport and car rentals, which were not appealing. My search was fueled by the desire to travel and explore the world, while on a budget. The solution is trABu: an easy way to get from A to B with your new TRAvel BUddy!” - Mark M.


“Our mission here at trABu is to provide and create a unique travel experience for everyone who uses our App. We believe in world exploration and creating connections, while saving money and being eco-friendly.” - Nikhil P.


“The team recognized that thousands of people were making the same journey every day and had empty seats in their vehicles. Whether it is a trip to New York City or the beach, these unoccupied seats hold potential. We set out to provide a solution that would help travelers cut costs and promote eco-friendly means of travel.” - Spencer L.


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