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Lyft Driver and Vehicle Requirements

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Whether you’re paying rent, saving for a vacation, or could just use extra cash, drive with Lyft. It’s a flexible way to earn and meet a new community — passengers and drivers alike.

Why Drive With Lyft?

Get Paid Instantly, Anytime

With Express Pay, you’ll cash out your earnings whenever you want.

Earn More With In-App Tips

Passengers are encouraged to tip in the app — and you keep the whole amount.

Enjoy Perks and Discounts

Save on fuel, maintenance, and more with Accelerate, our driver rewards program.

How to Become a Lyft Driver

Get started by filling out an online application. We’ll make sure you fit our (and your city’s) requirements, then let you know when you’re road-ready.

Driver Requirements

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Pass our free, online DMV and background checks.
  • Use an iPhone or Android smartphone.

Vehicle Requirements

  • Meet your city’s vehicle age requirement
  • Have at least four doors, not including jump doors.
  • Offer five to eight seats, including the driver’s.

Document Requirements

  • Have a US driver’s license for at least one year.
  • Provide proof of insurance and (in most cities) a car inspection.
  • Submit a photo of yourself.

Most cities have local requirements, too. Select your location below for the details.