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Don’t have a car?

Get a flexible rental with Lyft Express Drive

The more you drive, the less you pay with all inclusive rentals designed to help you earn on your terms. Learn More

Drive Your Way

Get a car any time—and return it when you want after 7 days.

Cut Costs

Insurance and standard maintenance are always included.

Unlimited Lyft Miles

Drive unlimited miles for Lyft and get extra miles for personal use.

Why Lyft?

Keep your tips

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

Make more money

Bonuses are a great way to earn even more during the busiest times and in the busiest places.

Join a caring community

We’re a community that puts people first. We choose kindness, prioritize safety, and do our part.

Get help anytime, 24/7

We’re continually investing in safety tools and policies to help protect you on the road.

How Lyft Driving Works

Step 1

Open the app and turn on driver mode.

How Lyft Driving Works

Step 2

Accept a ride request.

How Lyft Driving Works

Step 3

Pick up your passenger.

How Lyft Driving Works

Step 4

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

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.

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