... as in many other European countries, there is a great site about finding other people driving/commuting. The principle is very simple: you post an ad, drive for X persons available/wanted "from ... to ..." Fee is minimal, just a few euros for most 80-150 km distances. To get a better picture, that is half the value for used gas or 1/3 or 1/4 of total costs for a car owner for given distance. Going with bus or train takes up to twice more time and costs. Today the tax inspectors shut down the site. Cause: illegal work and services, no tax paying etc. I'm sure those criminal offenses and huge tax money missing from the treasury must outweight all the time and money saved for both parties in the car, not to mention way lower CO2 footprint. I won't go into politics how some people can get thru with unpayed taxes of $5 value - followed of course by "a few" zeroes. But let's be strict with those students, willing to contribute a few bucks to what is a loss in any case - driving expenses. For those interested in, a Google translation.