1. Is there a word to call someone who gives a ride?
  2. What do you call the person who gets a ride?
  • 3
    "Driver" and "passenger" are all-purpose terms that might suit your needs.
    – Sven Yargs
    Aug 31, 2016 at 5:41
  • Whistling for a cab is traditional.
    – The Nate
    Aug 31, 2016 at 11:17
  • The person+car is "a lift". "Do you need a ride home, Frank?" "No thanks, I have a lift."
    – Hot Licks
    Sep 30, 2016 at 18:29

2 Answers 2


You could just call the person providing the ride a ride

Google definition:


a person giving someone a lift in their vehicle.

"John is my ride to the airport."

The person who gets the ride is a passenger.


Is there a word to call someone who gives a ride? Answer - He/she is called a rider when riding bike/bicycle, driver in case of other vehicles, equestrian while riding a horse.

How do you call the person who get a ride? Answer - "Pillion" or "ride pillion" in case of two-wheeler and horse. Passenger or fellow-passenger when driving a car.

Reference - What do you call the person sitting behind the driver on a bike?

  • None of the words you suggest imply that a ride is being provided to somebody else, they're just the standard words for the person in control of the vehicle or animal, with or without any additional passengers.
    – nnnnnn
    Jul 8, 2021 at 5:17

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge that you have read and understand our privacy policy and code of conduct.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.