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Getting started

To drive with Lyft in Vancouver, you’ll need a Class 1, 2, or 4 driver’s licence. If you don’t already have one, be sure to apply for one as soon as possible, as it can take some time to complete the process.


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Visit one of our locations to talk to our team

  • Get 24/7 support
    Lyft Hub Lite, Downtown
    Vancouver Bentall Centre, Tower 2

    555 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V7X 1M5

    (Retail mall concourse, across from Ollie Quinn)

    Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm
    Sat/Sun: Closed

  • Set your own schedule
    Lyft Kiosk Surrey,
    Guildford Town Centre

    10355 152 Street, Surrey, BC V3R 7C1

    (Located near Mall entrance North 8 or 9)

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    Lyft Kiosk Richmond

    McDonald Rd, YVR Airport Staging Lot
    Richmond, BC

    Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm*
    Sat/Sun: Closed
    *weather dependent

What is Lyft?

Lyft is a platform that connects drivers with individuals and organizations that need rides.


In addition to helping passengers get from A to B, in select markets drivers may also opt in to deliver essential items — such as groceries, medical supplies, and home necessities — to people who need them.


We know this is a challenging time, and as the COVID-19 crisis continues the well-being of Lyft drivers is our priority. Visit our site to learn what steps we’re taking to support drivers, and how we’re finding new opportunities for them to earn while helping their communities.

Why Lyft?

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    Boost your income

    You get paid for the time and distance of a trip, plus tips and bonuses.

  • Set your own schedule
    Be your own boss

    Set your own schedule and keep control over when you drive and earn.

  • Get 24/7 support
    Support the community

    Lyft drivers are essential to our neighborhoods, communities, and cities. When you give rides, you're playing a vital role.

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?

We’re expanding Lyft Driver Centers, Lyft Mobile Service, and our Openbay partnership to lower the costs of vehicle service. Or you can rent a car through our Express Drive program.

What documents are required?

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