Drive with Lyft California

Not going to be a driver in California?

Drive with Lyft California

New benefits and guaranteed earnings

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A brand-new driver experience

With Lyft California, you get the flexibility to drive when and where you want, plus guaranteed earnings and new benefits.

Earnings and benefits you can count on

Along with keeping 100% of your tips, driving with Lyft California means you can:

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Make guaranteed earnings

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Drive when and where you want

Health Benefits

Qualify for a healthcare subsidy

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Get medical and disability coverage

Why drive with Lyft California

01 Guaranteed Earnings

Guaranteed earnings with vehicle compensation

Drive more confidently knowing you’ll always be paid guaranteed earnings (plus 30¢ per mile for vehicle expenses) for all time and distance whenever you're booked with a passenger. Booked time and distance start from the moment you accept a rideshare request until the time you drop off your passenger. There’s no limit to how much you can make.

02 Be Your Own Boss

Be your own boss

Drive when and where you want — and take breaks that work best for you.

03 Healthcare Subsidy

Healthcare subsidy

You can qualify for a healthcare subsidy by averaging 15 hours of booked time per week.

04 Medical Disability Coverage

Medical and disability coverage

You're automatically covered for injuries on the job through occupational accident insurance.

Apply right in the app

To drive with Lyft California, apply from the web or download the Lyft Driver app from the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play store.

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Submit your application

You'll also need to pass a driving history and criminal background check.

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Get approved

Once you're approved to drive, you can open the Lyft Driver app, see where it's busy, go online, and start earning.

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Get guaranteed earnings

Drive and earn, and cash out whenever you want.

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