How does Lyft app work for drivers?

How to use the Lyft Driver App

  1. Destination mode — Set a destination, and you’ll only be matched with rides going in that direction.
  2. Last ride — Let us know when you want to take a break or stop driving for the day.
  3. Shared rides — Pick up multiple riders going to different destinations along the same route.

How do I use Lyft for the first time?

Requesting rides on the web

  1. Go to
  2. Enter the pickup and drop-off locations.
  3. Select ‘Ride details’ to choose your desired ride type.
  4. Select ‘Request a Lyft ride’

What does Lyft use to pay drivers?

Your ride earnings are calculated based on your Rate Card. The rates for each ride are based on the ride mode and the region where the passenger is picked up. This calculation includes a base fare, time, and distance. The calculation for your earnings starts one minute after you tap ‘Arrive’ in your app.

Which is better Uber or Lyft?

While Lyft is slowly expanding, Uber has a higher coverage area than Lyft. Lyft is a great choice in times of high demand or when there is a driver nearby and you need a low cost ride fast. If you need a ride that looks good, Uber has a better selection of vehicles.

Can Lyft drivers see destination before accepting?

Previously, Lyft only showed drivers a passenger’s destination after they accepted a ride. Now, however, drivers will be able to see only passengers that can be picked up while on the way to their own destination.

Can you pay Lyft with cash?

When it comes to payment methods that are available on Lyft, there are a few options to choose from. While you can’t pay cash for your Lyft ride, you can pay with your Lyft account, your debit/credit card, or use a Lyft gift card.

Does Lyft tell you who your driver is?

Once you’ve requested a ride in the app, you’ll be paired with the closest driver. The app will then show you the driver’s name, photo, rating, and vehicle description.

Is the Lyft app free?

Free to download to Android phones, this app uses your location puts you in touch with Lyft drivers in your area. Accept the fare and you’ll be picked up in moments, saving you the hassle of waiting around for a dispatched car from the other side of town to find you.

How do I make $1500 a week on Lyft?

Here’s what you need to qualify:

  1. You must be approved to drive within 30 days of your application start date.
  2. Once you’re in, just complete 100 rides within your first 30 days of being a Lyft driver.

Does Lyft pay daily?

Every Tuesday, earnings are transferred from your Lyft account to your bank account. Most drivers see the deposit in their bank account between Wednesday and Friday of the same week.

Do you tip Lyft drivers?

As a rule of thumb, calculate 15% of the total ride fare and give that as an appropriate Lyft tip. More importantly, if you’re using a discount or promo code, you should definitely tip since it will help the driver immensely. Similarly, if the driver offers good service, go out of your way to tip them.