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Introducing Lyft Rentals

Alex Rafter - Dec 12, 2019

Update: As of September 1, 2023 Lyft Rentals no longer offers car rental services.

We’re building the future of transportation into one app to minimize the need for personal car ownership. You shouldn’t have to own a car to get around (or to get out of) your city. But sometimes you need a car to go longer distances. That’s why we’ve launched Lyft Rentals in select cities.

Last year we expanded our ride options to include bikes, scooters and public transit routes. And now, we’re adding car rentals to the mix — so you can rent a car right from the Lyft app.

Renting a Car Just Got Easier

With Lyft Rentals, we’re giving riders the flexibility to rent a car for weekend getaways, business trips, or even to run errands. Best of all? You can set everything up in the Lyft app. Just tap the key icon on the home screen to start your reservation. No rental counter required.

Why Choose Lyft Rentals?

Now you can rent a car for road trips, moving day, errands, and that much-needed weekend escape — right from your Lyft app (make sure you have the latest version). You won’t pay extra for gas, and we’ll cover your ride to and from the rental lot (up to $20 each way). Plus, no lines, hidden fees or last-minute vehicle model changes.

Door-to-door service

No worries about getting to your rental and back home after you return it — you’ll get a $20 ride credit each way.

Go the extra mile Drive as far as you want — you get unlimited miles, and we don’t charge mileage fees.

Refuel at a regular price

No need to fill up if you don’t have time — we’ll do that for you and will only charge the local market price.

Enjoy unmatched hospitality

A concierge will greet you when you arrive at the lot and help you get on your way in minutes.

Access to quality cars + amenities

Our vehicles come equipped with Apple Carplay, Android Auto, and phone chargers. Choose free add-ons like ski racks, car seats, and tire chains. And, we’re adding hybrid vehicles to the mix soon.

Get weekday discounts Enjoy discounted pricing when you rent Monday through Thursday±. Lyft Rentals is now available for select users in the Bay Area and Los Angeles.


Valid only for up to $20 off both your ride to and from the Lyft rental location on the reservation pickup and return date. Applies only to base fare and prime time. Subject to Lyft's Terms of Service. ±Discount only applies to base rental rates for Monday through Thursday, with Friday through Sunday and federal holidays being exempt.