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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 commuter stops in Manhattan to weekend brunch spots in Brooklyn, we’ll help you find the areas where you’ll earn the most, every day of the week.

Smooth rides

Broadway shows and events at Barclays Center or Madison Square Garden bring the biggest 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 JFK, EWR, and LGA. The app helps you navigate local airports, and shows you where to pick up, where to drop-off, and where to wait for requests.


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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.

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Your car

All vehicle requirements in New York City are governed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC). We'll walk you through everything when you apply to drive.

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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.