About SWVL

Established in April 2017, SWVL is a mobile technology startup, a private premium alternative to public transportation that enables riders heading in the same direction to share a ride during rush hour. After the huge success of its first market, Egypt, SWVL is on the brink of disrupting travel in Africa one city at a time with Nairobi Kenya next in line.


SWVL connects commuters with shared rides with a network of high-quality buses. SWVL runs its own fixed routes spread across the cities and customers gather at specific pick-up spots along the route to be driven to a common drop-off location. This lowers the overall cost of all these commutes and helps in saving time and money for all parties improving the overall system’s efficiency and making the process convenient and affordable to all stakeholders. By reinventing the daily commute, SWVL is appealing to a new generation of tech-savvy commuters as well as providing a social benefit. SWVL comes as a solution to a range of problems on both the demand and supply sides.


SWVL is a revolutionary idea that was born from passion, loyalty and persistence to face all challenges on the table. SWVL is not just a means to facilitate commuting, but a hunger to strive for solutions, encourage the contribution of youth in innovation and inspire change.

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