Drive toward what matters.

Sign up to drive

Let's start with your phone number - we'll text you a code to verify your phone.

See how much you can make driving with Lyft

What's in it for you?

Make money on your terms

With Lyft, you're free to drive, earn, and get paid when you choose.

Get 24/7 support

Safety comes first - our Support Team is here for you at the tap of a button.

Drive your car, or rent one

Earn with your own car or rent one with Express Drive.

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What you'll need to apply

Your driver's license

You must have 1 year of driving experience and be 21 years or older.

A background check

We'll need your consent to review your driving history.

Insurance and other documents

If you're using your own car, upload your insurance, registration, and Lyft-approved vehicle inspection. Some document requirements vary by region. Learn more

Your car, or a rental

Must have a 4-door vehicle, or rent a car through Express Drive. Vehicle requirements vary by region. Learn more

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does the application process take?

Typically, filling out basic information (like your mobile phone number, driver’s license, and other documents) takes less than 30 minutes. Then a few more things need to happen:

Vehicle Inspection: If you’re using your own car, it will need to pass a Lyft inspection to make sure it’s road-ready. We’ll help you find a location and schedule an appointment.

Background check: Safety is our top priority, so we’ll need to run a background check to review your driving history. This can take a few days to be completed.

When and where should I drive?

The Lyft Driver app is your key to success, with real-time info and features that make earning easy:

Hourly ride predictions for each day — you’ll get an overview of the best times to drive and where passengers need rides

Available bonuses for the week

Local events (and earning opportunities), if applicable, that are happening nearby

Is Lyft safe?

At Lyft, we’re committed to driver and passenger safety. We’ve got your back before, during, and after the ride.

24/7 support: Easily contact our support team for reliable, around-the-clock help by phone or email, with any issues on and off the road.

Emergency assistance: You always have the ability to contact 911 directly from your app.

Insurance: Our car insurance has your back — from the moment you switch into driver mode until you drop off your last passenger of the day. Learn more

How do I get paid?

Your pay is based on the time and distance of a ride (and you keep 100% of your tips, of course). All payments are made through the Lyft Driver app weekly, so you’ll need to add your banking info to get paid. You can also set up Express Pay to cash out when you want.

What is driving really like?

It can vary from city to city. To give you a better sense of what driving with Lyft is like, watch the full video of a new driver during their first week.

What about the wear and tear on my car?

Take advantage of our driver loyalty program, Accelerate, for discounts on maintenance and car parts — or rent a car through our Express Drive program.

What documents are required?

Application requirements can vary by city. Find yours here for more information.