New Driver Guide

Find everything you need to be successful with Lyft, all in one place.

Rideshare basics

Driving with Lyft

Hear from Lyft’s CEO and get an introduction to rideshare.
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Giving a ride

Get a refresher on giving a ride from start to finish.
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5-star driving tips

Get advice on how to set up your car and give an enjoyable ride.
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Get to know the app


Edit your profile, get support, and visit the Learning Center.


Check here for important updates about driving with Lyft.


See a breakdown of your weekly earnings and cash out.


Select your settings and use location filters to get rides that work best for you.

Weekly Planner

Swipe up from the home screen to plan your week around bonuses, scheduled rides, and airport arrivals.

Earning with Lyft

Understand earnings

The Driver’s Guide to Pay
Understand how your earnings are calculated.
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The Driver’s Guide to Bonuses
Get to know the different types of bonuses.
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Boost your earnings

Stay busy
You can earn more by staying busy. Driving when and where it's busy helps you get more rides and avoid downtime.
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Learn from the pros
Hear how drivers plan their week to maximize earnings.
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Plan to earn
You can set a goal and track your progress throughout the week.
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How to cash out

Lyft Direct
Get paid instantly after every ride for free. Plus, get cash back on fuel, groceries, and more.
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Express Pay
Cash out anytime for a small fee to get earnings within a few hours.
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Weekly payouts
Get a direct deposit to your bank account on Tuesdays for free.
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Meet great people

Good company, good times. Get ready to hit the road with fun and friendly riders.

Highly rated riders
Drivers like you rate Lyft riders 4.95 on average.

Drivers share their favorite rides
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Does your rider want to talk?
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Our safety commitment

Safety features
Learn about the measures we take to look out for drivers.
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Get expert advice
Hear how drivers handle challenging situations.
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How to get support

Help Center
Find answers to FAQs or get in touch with us.
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Learning Center
Watch tutorials on topics ranging from earnings to safety.
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