Santa Cruz Area Ride Costs

Base Fare$2.21
Cancel Penalty‡Varies
Cost Per Mile$0.91
Cost Per Minute$0.39
Maximum Fare$400.00
Minimum Fare$4.98
Scheduled Ride Cancel Penalty$10.00
Scheduled Ride Minimum Fare$5.00
Service Fee$3.80
Lyft XL
Base Fare$3.00
Cancel Penalty‡Varies
Cost Per Mile$1.72
Cost Per Minute$0.42
Maximum Fare$400.00
Minimum Fare$7.00
Scheduled Ride Cancel Penalty$10.00
Scheduled Ride Minimum Fare$7.00
Service Fee$3.55
Extra Comfort
Base Fare$2.70
Cancel Penalty‡Varies
Cost Per Mile$1.55
Cost Per Minute$0.38
Maximum Fare$500.00
Minimum Fare$6.30
Scheduled Ride Cancel Penalty$10.00
Scheduled Ride Minimum Fare$9.00
Service Fee$4.00

Sample fares are estimates only and do not reflect variations due to discounts, traffic delays or other factors. Actual fares may vary. You agree to pay the fare shown upon confirming your ride request. If your route or destination changes on trip, your fare may change based on the rates above and other applicable taxes, tolls, charges and adjustments. Subject to Lyft’s Terms of Service.

If your upfront price for a ride looks high, it might be busier than usual. This can happen when there are more ride requests than available drivers.

In California, unaccompanied minors are prohibited from traveling with most carriers, including TNCs. In California, a passenger must be 18 to sign up for Lyft account, but if a driver believes a passenger might be underage, the driver may ask the passenger to confirm their age. The driver may also let a passenger know that the driver will have to cancel the trip if the passenger is indeed under 18. In addition, drivers can report requests to transport unaccompanied minors by contacting Lyft support. Service fee includes a $0.30 Lyft California Driver Benefits Fee.

In some cases Lyft may quote you a fare at the time of your request instead of the variable rates above.If during your ride you change your destination, make multiple stops, or attempt to abuse the Lyft Platform, we may cancel the fare quote and charge you a variable fare based on the time and distance of your ride.\n\nApplicable tolls and surcharges may also be added to your fare.\n\nWait time fees may apply at a per minute rate 2 min after your driver arrives at pickup (or 2 min after the original pickup time if they arrive early). Riders with a valid waiver for disability are exempt.\n\nOther charges, like driver bonuses, may also be added to your fare.