Lyft Driver Application

Role

Top Drivers earn $20/hr driving with Lyft in Houston

What is Lyft?

Driving with Lyft is the perfect way to earn great money on any schedule (part-time, full-time, seasonal, hourly, or temporary) and Lyft Drivers can receive payment same-day through Express Pay.

Why Lyft?

  • Receive tips directly in-app and keep 100%
  • Make more $$$ during peak hrs w/ Prime Time pricing
  • Get paid same-day w/ Express Pay
  • Drive friendly, respectful people

Driver Requirements

  • You're at least 21 years old
  • You own an iPhone or Android smartphone
  • You have a driver’s license and auto insurance
  • You have a 4-door from 2004 or newer
  • *car year may vary by region

Additional Information

Lyft is a great opportunity for those looking for part-time work, hourly work, flexible side gigs, freelancer / freelancing, work from home / wfh, night shift, and graveyard shift opportunities. No professional driver / driving experience is needed and we encourage entry level and veteran applicants to consider driving with Lyft. Government issued driver’s license required. Organized drivers often see the most success, so put your administrative / receptionist skills to use while planning your own schedule. Customer service / sales is at the heart of the driver - rider relationship, and riders tip well for great service. If you have previous work experience as a professional limo driver, taxi, or bus driver, Lyft is an excellent opportunity to make great money working when you want. We also encourage applicants that have worked with other on-demand, warehouse or delivery companies like Doordash, Postmates, Instacart, Uber, Deliv, FedEx, UPS, and Amazon. Drive in the morning, evening, night, weekends - pick your own schedule! Lyft welcomes applicants year round - summer, winter, fall, spring, Christmas / holiday work seekers. Apply online today.

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Enter your info, and then download the Lyft app to create your driver profile.

Do you currently drive for any other rideshare or delivery companies?
Do you plan on driving more than 20 hours per week on average?
Do you know of a friend or family member who drives for Lyft?
Do you currently have a full time job (40+ hours/week)?
Have you ever taken a Lyft ride as passenger?

What is Lyft?

Lyft matches drivers with passengers who request rides through our smartphone app, and passengers pay automatically through the app.

Whether you’re trying to offset costs of your car, cover this month’s bills, or fund your dreams, Lyft will get you there. So, go ahead. Be your own boss.

Why Lyft?

  • Keep your tips
    Keep Your Tips

    Earn tips from your passengers and keep the whole amount — they’re yours.

  • Make more money
    Make More Money

    With increased pricing during peak hours, you make more with Lyft.

  • Best community
    Best Community

    The Lyft community is full of awesome, friendly people — passengers and drivers alike.

How Lyft Driving Works

In-app screenshot of accepting a ride request

Accept a ride request.

In-app screenshot of confirming arrival at pickup location

Pick up your passenger.

In-app screenshot of a completed ride

Once the ride ends, the app processes pay from the passenger’s saved credit card.

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Lyft Insurance Protection

Lyft provides additional insurance policies, at no cost to the driver. We worked with leading insurance carriers to provide various coverages including: commercial auto liability insurance up to $1M per occurrence, contingent comprehensive and collision insurance for drivers who carry comprehensive and collision coverage on their personal auto policy, and coverage for bodily injury caused by uninsured/underinsured motorists when you are engaged in a ride. If you already carry commercial insurance or personal coverage providing specific coverage for ridesharing, Lyft’s policy will continue to be excess to your insurance coverage. Please note, the above coverage may be modified to comply with local regulations or state laws. Our policy is available in all states in the U.S., except for those rides originating in New York City with a TLC (Taxi and Limousine Commission) driver. Get information about our insurance policies.

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Passenger Ratings

Drivers rate passengers after each ride, so you’ve always got a say. We also require passengers to provide valid credit card information for identity verification purposes.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I already have a job, so can I just drive a few hours in my off-time?

    Absolutely. You choose when you drive. Some drivers make more than $800 just driving Friday nights and weekends.

  • How do I get paid?

    Drivers get paid for every trip on a per minute and mile basis. Money is deposited into your account each week automatically, or you can cash out instantly with Express Pay.

  • Is Lyft safe?

    Our community’s safety is our top priority. We run extensive background checks on drivers, provide up to $1M commercial automobile liability policy, and designed numerous safety features into our app. Passengers must provide a valid credit card and phone number for identity verification purposes. Drivers and passengers also rate each other at the end of a ride, so that we’re always upholding our high community standards.

  • What are Lyft’s requirements?

    You must be at least 21 and own an iPhone or Android phone. As part of our approval process, you’ll undergo a DMV check, plus a national and county background check. This will require a Social Security number, in addition to an in-state driver’s license that is at least a year old. Learn more about our background check standards on our Safety page, and our comprehensive driver requirements in the Help Center.

    Your car needs to have four external door handles and at least five total seat belts. You must be a covered party on your car’s in-state insurance, and have in-state license plates. We’ll confirm all of this during your 19-point vehicle inspection. Cars have Lyft age requirements too, which can vary by state. See your state-specific requirements.

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