We have used HopSkipDrive for our kindergartener for emergencies. It worked without a hitch but it is not cheap and it’s a little weird that a stranger shows up to pick up the kid. They are supposed to use a password that only the kid knows and we have not had issues but still it is the last resort. The fee we were quoted was about $20/ride for less than 1 mile distance. Our after school also uses it occasionally when their staff can’t pick up, I feel a little better in that setting because it’s a group of kids going together and it’s through the childcare center. The kid does not like it when it is only her although he gets the concept that it is like a taxi and he’s used to lyft/Uber which we have used together many times on vacation.
I've given up on Hop, Skip, Drive. I managed to get a few rides in when Shuddle first went out of business a few years ago. For the past one year or more, I can't ever get a Hop, Skip, Drive ride for my child -- even with one month's or more advance booking! When I've asked why, they always respond that they are trying to hire more drivers. I haven't checked more recently than a few months ago but, as I said, I've given up.
Hi. I've used HopSkipDrive a few times and appreciate the convience. The app is good, their drivers have been great and my 10 year old son felt comfortable.
HI, we have been using HopSkipDrive for a month now and it has been great. The driver picks up our 8 year old afterschool and drives her to her afterschool program 3 miles away. We also tried Kango which seems to have more drivers but is more expensive- and there is a tip portion too. HopSkipDrive will post final cost (no tip expected) when you book your ride. the only issue so far was when we had requested a ride for Friday afternoon and by Wednesday evening- no driver had accepted. It left us in a bit of a lurch, so I ended up joining Kango Wednesday evening and by Thursday morning a driver had been found. Happy to discuss more via email.
We have used HopSkipDrive with an 8-year-old from Emeryville to the Berkeley HIlls. It worked very well and the child loved it. They picked her up from a class where they had to park and go in and get her.