HELLO, FUTURE DRIVERFind my city

Hey Santa Cruz, 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.

EARN ON YOUR OWN TERMS

High demand

We’ll keep you updated on where and when to get the most requests, and how to earn bonuses in your city.

Clear earnings

The app makes it easy to keep track of every penny you earn, and shows all your bonus details.

Heading home?

Tap into destination mode: You’ll only get matched with requests along your route, so you can earn all the way home.

A FEW NECESSITIES

Smartphone, car key, and driver's license

Getting approved

You’ll need to be at least 21, have a smartphone, and pass an online DMV and background check. We’ll ask you to upload some vehicle documents, and your city will have a few requirements.

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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.

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Here for you.

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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Nearest Hub a little far? Reach out to your regional Driver Advisory Council rep to get your voice heard.

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We're listening.

Your Driver Advisory Council is your connection to Lyft. Share feedback and ideas with your region’s DAC representative. 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.

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