Become a Lyft Driver

Drivers are making up to $35/hour + choosing their own hours!

  • Pay your bills
  • Drive when you want
  • Meet fun people

Drivers power the Lyft community.

How it works

Lyft is your friend with a car. Drivers are matched with passengers who request rides through the Lyft iPhone or Android app. Drivers are screened with DMV and background checks, and Lyft's platform has a first-of-its-kind $1M per occurrence excess liability insurance policy. Once a ride is complete, passengers are prompted to donate seamlessly through the app.

Requirements for driving

You must be at least 23 years old and have your own four-door car (2000 or newer) in good working condition. You must own an iPhone or Android in order to use the Lyft mobile app. We’re looking for friendly, community-oriented drivers who love meeting new people. In order to be approved, you must pass a phone screen, an in-person meeting and background & DMV record checks.

Protections for you and your passengers

  • $1,000,000 excess liability insurance: The Lyft platform provides drivers with excess liability insurance up to $1,000,000 per occurrence. This first-of-its-kind solution offers peace of mind to both drivers and passengers.
  • Passenger ratings: Drivers rate passengers after every ride, and you’ll be able to see their rating before accepting a pick up. Every passenger also signs up for Lyft using Facebook and provides valid credit card information for identity purposes.

The approval process

We try to contact everyone within one business day of applying, and the orientation process takes 1-2 weeks. You’ll be out on the road and driving in no time!

Receiving money

Community drivers get 80% of the total donations received from passengers. Money is deposited into your account each week.

Choosing hours

You choose when you want to drive within Lyft’s operating hours — it’s entirely up to you.

With your help, we’ll change the face of transportation.
Are you ready to hit the road?