Whether you’re riding to work, taking your #1 for a night on the town, or anything in between, count on Lyft for a ride in minutes. The Lyft app matches you with local drivers in just a few taps. Request, ride, then simply pay in the app.
Go to town.
Plug in your favorite playlist and practice your moves. A reliable ride for you and the whole crew is always just a few minutes away.
Head out of town.
Whether you’re just taking off or riding back home, Lyft is your worry-free airport ride.
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.
Lyft’s coverage does not apply to New York drivers, who are licensed by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission ("TLC"), including when those drivers give rides in markets outside New York, such as New Jersey and Connecticut. Those drivers are required to maintain separate commercial automobile insurance, with limits prescribed under TLC regulations, that may be less than those provided by our policies.
Lyft’s background check requirements do not apply to drivers who are licensed by the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission ("TLC"), including when those drivers give rides in markets outside New York City, such as New Jersey and Connecticut. Those drivers undergo background checks and vehicle inspections required by the NYC TLC.
Trips to or from JFK, LGA, and EWR are subject to a $2.50 surcharge. Trips to or from ACY Airport are subject to a $1.00 surcharge.
Applicable tolls and surcharges may also be added to your fare. The maximum base fare (based on cost per minute and mile but excluding applicable Prime Time) is $200. Return tolls will be added to westbound trips through or across the Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge, and Outerbridge Crossing. A $20 surcharge, which includes tolls, is added to the fare on all trips between New York City and New Jersey. If the trip begins in New Jersey and crosses the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge there is an additional $19 surcharge, for a total of $39 added to the price which again includes tolls. Commencing October 1, 2018, there is imposed on a transportation network company rider a surcharge of $0.50 upon every prearranged ride that originates and terminates within New Jersey, except that only a $0.25 surcharge is imposed on the rider of a shared ride.