Find my city

Hey Austin, start earning in your city.

Whether you’re driving to pay the bills, take control of your schedule, or meet interesting people, Lyft will help you get there. The Lyft Driver app matches you with local passengers, and lets you earn when you want. When the ride’s over, passengers pay in the app, and tips are always 100% yours.


High demand

Location is everything. From popular commuter stops downtown to weekend brunch spots on Rainey Street, we’ll help you find the areas where you’ll earn the most, every day of the week.

Smooth rides

Events at UT and shows in East Austin bring big crowds. At select venues, we’ll show you the exact door or arena entrance, so pickups and drop-offs are always convenient.

Airport earnings

Lyft is available at Austin International Airport. The app helps you navigate local airports, and shows you where to pick up, where to drop-off, and where to wait for requests.


Smartphone, car key, and driver's license

Getting approved

You’ll need to meet the age requirement for your region, have a smartphone, and pass an online DMV and background check. Requirements vary across cities.

Red car

Your car

You’ll need four doors and 5 to 8 seats — including yours (bonus points for a nice ride: You may qualify for premium modes). Your car will also need to meet your city’s year requirement.

Blue car

No car? We've got you

Express Drive offers everything you need to earn, all in one car. Upgrade to a 2015 or newer car with our rental partners. Maintenance and insurance are fully covered, plus, you have unlimited miles to use for Lyft or personal use.

Here for you.

Lyft driver hub

Need in-person help?

The Hub is your local pit stop for onboarding, events, and finding answers to all Lyft-related questions, like how to set up direct deposit or where to get the most requests. It’s also a great place to share a cup of joe with a friendly face.

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We're listening.

Your Driver Advisory Council is your connection to Lyft. Share feedback and ideas about your driving experience, and we’ll work with your DAC to improve Lyft. And don’t be shy — many of our most loved driver experiences, like Express Pay, ratings protection, and the lost-and-found bonus have come from your DAC.