HopSkipDrive 4+

Safe, reliable rides for kids


    • 4.7 • 4.4K Ratings
    • Free

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HopSkipDrive is the safest, tech-enabled youth transportation solution for kids ages 6+. Today’s schools, organizations and busy families depend on HopSkipDrive to get kids everywhere they need to go, 7 days a week.


Rides are provided by trusted CareDrivers — ‘caregivers on wheels’ — who have a minimum of 5 years of caregiving experience and pass a rigorous 15-point certification process, including fingerprinting, background checks, car inspections, and more. (Full 15-point certification process listed below.)

HopSkipDrive CareDrivers have provided more than 2M+ rides over 20 million safe miles driving kids to and from school and activities.

Our U.S.-based Safe Ride Support team monitors every HopSkipDrive ride in real-time, giving parents and caregivers greater peace of mind by proactively preventing any issues. Customer support is just a call or chat away.

This is in addition to many other safety mechanisms, including a patent-pending multifactor authentication process on pickup, GPS tracking, full real-time transparency for parents/caregivers, and more.


If your school or another organization is booking transportation for your child, you can see what upcoming rides are booked through your HopSkipDrive app.

For families directly booking rides for kids, you can add single rides, repeating rides, or multi-stop rides directly in the app. You can also leave location-specific notes about pickup, like if your child needs to be signed out of school or walked into their karate class.

You’ll get information about your child’s CareDriver in advance: a photo, bio and vehicle details. This helps you know exactly who is giving your child a ride and prepare your child for their upcoming ride.


Parents and caregivers love the ability to track their child’s ride in real-time directly in the HopSkipDrive app, whether you or your child’s school booked the ride! HopSkipDrive will also send you notifications for each stage of the ride, like when the CareDriver is on their way and when your child has been picked up and dropped off safely.

Keep in mind that if a school or organization booked the ride, they can also track the ride in real-time. And again, our Safe Ride Support team is watching every ride in progress.
Learn more at www.hopskipdrive.com/caregivers


HopSkipDrive is across 16 states:
- AZ: Phoenix
- CA: Southern California, Bay Area, Sacramento
- CO: Denver, Colorado Springs
- DC: District of Columbia
- IN: Indianapolis
- KS: Kansas City
- MI: Detroit
- MO: Kansas City, St. Louis
- NV: Las Vegas
- PA: Philadelphia
- TN: Nashville
- TX: Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin, Midland
- VA: Northern Virginia
- WA: Seattle, Spokane
- WI: Madison, Milwaukee


1. At least 5 years of caregiving experience
2. Criminal record check: Pass a comprehensive search of county, state, and national records, including the global watchlist and sex offender registries
3. Pass a fingerprint-based background check
4. Child Abuse and Neglect Scan: State-level clearance from the Department of Human Services database
5. Valid Drivers License
6. Minimum of 3 years of driving experience
7. Pass an initial motor vehicle history search as well as ongoing monitoring for new infractions
8. Age 23+
9. Own or lease a vehicle no more than 13 years old (In some states vehicle must be no more than 10 years old)
10. Proof of registration
11. Proof of insurance consistent with state law
12. Pass an annual 19-point vehicle inspection
13. Complete a live orientation with the HopSkipDrive team
14. Adopt the HopSkipDrive Community Guidelines
15. Adopt Zero Tolerance Policies for the use of drugs or alcohol while driving, nondiscrimination, no-touching, and no-cell phone usage

What’s New

Version 3.7.7

• Bug fixes and performance improvements

We're always updating our app to give you the best possible experience. Please send your feedback to support@hopskipdrive.com.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.4K Ratings

4.4K Ratings

5280PaperCrafts ,

Love this service!

Like most parents I worry about letting my kids get into a car with someone I don't know. However, I was put in a tight situation last year and needed to figure something out. I'm a single mom and I can't be in 5 places at once. After much debate and reading reviews I decided I would try this service out. It has been amazing! I tell everyone about it now. I get an email prior to pickup with the person's information who will be picking my kids up, their car, and license plate. I then get a notifcation when they have arrived and I can follow their trip remotely in real time. It's a life savor. My kids always have felt safe and the drivers have been nothing but kind to them. I love that they have to tell my kids the word/phrase that we selected before getting into the car. This really helps with another level of safety!
My only complaint is, I can't tip. These people are amazing and get my kids safely to things and I want to be able to give them an extra "thank you" but it's not an option currently.
I will say, I have only used this for my older children - older than 10.

dashai 101 ,

Poor experience

So this is a ride share app that functions with local school districts- school districts also hold the permissions for notifications, changes /updates. For example what we went thru today. At 8am the school made a change to the morning ride, no notification goes out to the parents… thankfully common sense helps. However my evening rides on the app showed like normal no changes. At 6 pm I get a call from my daughter that the driver isn’t there I check the app… there Zaide so I call ride Shae oh look school made changes… great thankfully their teenagers and I live in a great area with public transportation… but again no confirmation (rideshare company leaves it to the school… school leaves it to ride share… I love this no accountability aspect. I’ve already filed a complaint with the school… for me is a free ride for the kids to go to school nothing more. I’ll keep a closer eye on my younger kido and we will get him a cell phone bc this ride share doesn’t hold accountability like the school.. they put it off on the school - school puts it off on them.
The app experience is limited.. don’t expect Uber.. style presentation. It’s basic I don’t think it shows a live version of anything it’s always “pending location”
As a parent I would be very careful if you have young kids. You could easily end up in a situation of panic and lack of communication will be at the center.

Developer Response ,

So sorry you had a frustrating experience. Your feedback and concerns are important to us. Please reach out to our Client Support team for prompt assistance and resolution.


Can not complaint too much!

My daughter has been using this service for awhile and I can not complaints too much. The only thing I can say that need improvement is the communication with the driver. I had a situation when I couldn’t communicate with the driver because she was in the incorrect area. It fortunately worked out but when I called and texted I got no answer. I do understand the long exhausting wait for drivers because they’re short due to Covid. I hope that will improve more. Other than that, we truly love this service and I would recommend it to anyone.

App Privacy

The developer, HopSkipDrive, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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  • Contact Info
  • Contacts
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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  • Location

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