Lyft - Taxi & Bus App Alternative
By Lyft, Inc.
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Need a lift? Try Lyft for a friendly, affordable ride whenever you need one. Request a ride with the tap of a button, and get picked up by a nearby community driver who’ll take you to your destination within minutes. Yep, it's that easy.
• Split the cost of a ride with friends. It’s easy, fast, and secure.
• All Lyft drivers pass comprehensive background and DMV checks.
• Drivers are rated by passengers and only the highest-rated drivers are allowed on the road.
• Lyft provides a first-of-its-kind $1M liability insurance for total peace of mind.
Join the millions who’ve taken 5-star rides. Download and take a ride today!
What people are saying:
"Ride-sharing programs like Lyft are providing commuters with less expensive and more social ways to get around. Users log into the app, specify where they’re heading, and a background-checked driver picks them up for less than a typical cab ride." - TODAY Show
“Lyft is a real community — with both the drivers and riders being inherently social — making real friendships and saving money.” - Time
"In a city where taxis can be scarce and… black town cars are rampant but expensive, Lyft has quickly gained visibility due to low prices and quirky branding." - Ad Age
"Lyft's focus on the everyman has recently extended to the wildly successful Lyft Line carpool service aimed at commuters, which offers discounts of 30% to 60% for sharing a Lyft ride with others." - Fast Company
For Lyft drivers, continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.
What's New in Version 2.27.0
Say “cheese.” We made it easy to upload photos to your profile. New in this version (2.27.0):
• Add or update your passenger photo simply by editing your profile. Selfies welcome.
• Snap a photo of your credit card to update payment methods faster than ever.
Great for riders/drivers alike
I love using lyft. I've driven for uber for over a year and now work for both. Lyft takes less from drivers, allows tipping, allows to choose a navigation app preference, starts trip when driver arrives so the drivers are paid for waiting. The reality is, lyft has mostly the same drivers as überx. To argue one is better for that reason is entirely illegitimate. The clients are nicer and you make friends with people. Prime time is much more fair to passengers: if it's surging with uber around the fairmont hotel it will surge from there all the way to the 405. With lyft it will be from fairmont up to 3rd street so someone leaving their house doesn't have to pay 3 times because of the demand of clubbers and barhoppers. Lyft is a blast to work for and uber is a prison sentence.
Very good app
It's overall a good app. I'm a driver. I have to agree with the other comments that I do not care for the idea that the free rides expire. Past that the app is great! The only reason I say 4 stars and not 5 is because as a driver I want an option to see how much I have earned during the day and week without having to wait for a fare or wait until the next day. My 2 favorite parts of the app are the ease of use and that there is a tip option at the end. As a driver I like that passengers can give me tips and as a passenger I like that I can tip without needing cash. Thumbs up!
Expiration on rides?
Love this app and would have given it 5 stars. When I first started using it they gave us $25 towards a free lyft. Now it's $20 and apparently these rides also expire. Not cool. I feel like they are trying to tell me when to use it. It should be at my convenience not theirs. Still love this but I think this will make me give Uber a try now. I don't think that do that. Please change it back to unexpired lyfts. I don't mind the $ decrease but I do mind convenience.