Drive with Lyft

Looking to make some extra cash? Get your side hustle on by driving with Lyft.

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Drive with Lyft

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Lyft employs more than 100,000 drivers across the country looking to make extra money shuttling passengers. But you’ll be an independent contractor, not an employee, which means you aren’t eligible for the benefits that come with a full-time job.

How it works

As a Lyft driver, you get the perks of choosing your own work hours — as few or as many as you like — while earning extra money. Whether you want to work for an hour during your lunch break or for five hours during peak times, you’re completely in charge.

Once you’ve signed up to become a driver, you open Lyft’s user-friendly smartphone app and turn driver mode on. Then you can begin accepting ride requests, picking up passengers and earning money.

Applying to drive with Lyft

To sign up to drive with Lyft, complete the simple online application with provide your full name and email address, city you want to drive in and your mobile phone number (either iPhone or Android).

To ensure the safety of its passengers, Lyft also requires your Social Security number and driver’s license number for a background check. Your car may also be subject to state-specific Lyft requirements.

Basic personal and vehicle requirements include:

  • You must be at least 21 years old.
  • Your car must have four external door handles and five seatbelts.
  • Your car can pass a 19-point inspection before you start driving.

Pros and cons of driving with Lyft

Pros

  • Flexible schedule
  • Work as much or as little as you want
  • Get paid weekly
  • Keep 100% of your tips

Cons

  • Drivers are independent contractors, which means you won’t get benefits
  • Taxes aren’t deducted from your pay, so you’ll have to pay your taxes directly to the IRS

Bottom line

Driving with Lyft can be a solid way to supplement your income or to earn spending money in your spare time. No matter your situation, you can typically fit Lyft into your schedule. You may even find it an opportunity to meet cool people, like other drivers report.

Frequently asked questions

Rates last updated October 20th, 2019
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Drive with Lyft
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Join for free and earn weekly bonuses.
  • Keep 100% of your tips
  • Create your own hours
  • Get a pay boost for driving during prime hours
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Where is Lyft available?

Lyft is available in all 50 states, but it’s not yet available in all rural areas and small towns. Lyft has been increasing coverage over the last several years, and adds new towns regularly.

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AuburnAlabama
BirminghamAlabama
HuntsvilleAlabama
MobileAlabama
MontgomeryAlabama
TuscaloosaAlabama
AnthemArizona
Apache JunctionArizona
Casa GrandeArizona
Cave CreekArizona
ChandlerArizona
FlagstaffArizona
FlorenceArizona
Fountain HillsArizona
GlendaleArizona
GoodyearArizona
KingmanArizona
Lake Havasu CityArizona
LaveenArizona
MaricopaArizona
MesaArizona
Oro ValleyArizona
PeoriaArizona
PhoenixArizona
PrescottArizona
San Tan ValleyArizona
ScottsdaleArizona
Sun CityArizona
SurpriseArizona
TempeArizona
TucsonArizona
WickenburgArizona
YumaArizona
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AntiochCalifornia
BakersfieldCalifornia
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CarlsbadCalifornia
ChicoCalifornia
ConcordCalifornia
CoronaCalifornia
CupertinoCalifornia
Daly CityCalifornia
DavisCalifornia
DublinCalifornia
El CentroCalifornia
Elk GroveCalifornia
FairfieldCalifornia
FresnoCalifornia
GilroyCalifornia
HaywardCalifornia
HealdsburgCalifornia
Huntington BeachCalifornia
InglewoodCalifornia
IrvineCalifornia
La JollaCalifornia
LagunaCalifornia
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LivermoreCalifornia
LodiCalifornia
LompocCalifornia
Long BeachCalifornia
Los AngelesCalifornia
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MercedCalifornia
Mill ValleyCalifornia
MilpitasCalifornia
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ModestoCalifornia
MontereyCalifornia
Moreno ValleyCalifornia
Morgan HillCalifornia
Newport BeachCalifornia
OaklandCalifornia
OceansideCalifornia
OxnardCalifornia
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Palo Alto-Menlo ParkCalifornia
PasadenaCalifornia
Paso RoblesCalifornia
PleasantonCalifornia
PowayCalifornia
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ReddingCalifornia
RedlandsCalifornia
RichmondCalifornia
RiversideCalifornia
RosevilleCalifornia
SacramentoCalifornia
SalinasCalifornia
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