The driver’s guide to bonuses

As a driver, most of your pay comes from the time and distance you spend on the road. You can supplement your earnings with bonuses, which are most commonly offered during the busiest times in the busiest locations.

How bonuses work

Bonuses provide an opportunity for drivers to earn more during the busiest times and in the busiest places. These times and places may change from week to week — and bonus offers may also vary as a result.


When there’s a high demand for rides near you, real-time bonuses may appear in the Lyft Driver app.


Scheduled bonuses appear in the Driver app at the beginning of the week, and can help you plan when to drive. On the weeks when they’re available, they’ll be added to the app on Monday at 5 AM.

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Bonus Zones

Earn even more when it’s busy with Bonus Zones. When Bonus Zones appear as pink and purple zones on your map, you’ll know it’s busy on the road. After you drive into a zone, you’ll unlock that bonus for your next ride request. You’ll earn the bonus once you complete that ride. Bonus Zones appear in real time on your map in the the Lyft Driver app.

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Ride Streaks

Ride Streaks are multiple-ride bonuses you can earn when you accept back-to-back rides during the busiest times. They typically become available when drivers are most needed for rides — during weekday commute hours, and on busy holidays and events such as St. Patrick’s Day, Halloween, and New Year’s Eve. Ride Streaks are added to the Lyft Driver app every Monday.

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Streak Zones

Streak Zones are multi-ride bonuses that take the guesswork out of where it’s busiest near you. You can check your app in advance for where the zone will be. Once you’ve headed there, accept your first ride request within the zone to start your streak. Stay online and accept every ride until you've completed the required number of rides to get your bonus. You don’t need to stay in the zone for subsequent requests, so you can go where your heart (and your riders) take you.

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Earnings Guarantees

An Earnings Guarantee ensures that you’ll earn a certain minimum amount when you complete a set number of rides in a set amount of time. If your earnings are less than the Earnings Guarantee, we’ll cover the difference. New Earnings Guarantee details are added to the Lyft Driver app on Mondays.

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Ride Challenges

A Ride Challenge is a multiple-ride bonus you’ll earn when you give a set number of rides within a set timeframe. An example could look like this: “Complete 10 rides between Monday 5 AM and Friday 6 AM to earn an extra $25.”

Check your Lyft Driver app every Monday for new Ride Challenges.

Earning bonuses is always optional (and up to you). You're not required to accept any specific request for services or bonus offer in order to continue driving with Lyft, or to keep your access to the Lyft app or Lyft platform.

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