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 3.2
We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming with a quick app update. It's all pretty behind-the-scenes though, so you can carry on like usual.
$20 coupon: LYFT468
First of all, if you haven’t taken a ride yet make sure you use the coupon LYFT468 to get $20 off your first ride! Enter it right before you request a ride in the Payment tab under Add Payment Method. Might as well try it out since it probably won't cost you a thing!
The app is easy to use and intuitive, giving you important info like the driver’s face, phone number, and car make/model. It’s amazing how quick and seamless the entire process is. A car comes to your door within minutes of pressing a button! The drivers are real people, they are very polite and their cars are clean! Some even come with complimentary water and candy! Even if you want to charge your phone, a lot of drivers have car chargers at your ready! With the new Lyft Line it’s cheaper than ever. After all this, I don’t see why you would ever use a cab again.
The customer support is also fantastic. I got overcharged on one of my trips and I didn’t have to say anything more than a comment on my driver feedback to get a refund. I’m very happy and I hope Lyft continues to exceed my expectations in not only the app but customer service! I also prefer Lyft much more than other competitors, mainly because they have so much more supply and cars are always just a few minutes away, and price is usually the cheapest.
Overall you should definitely give it a try, especially with the $20 off coupon I gave you!
Lyft sends me notifications saying they've given me free ride credit up to $10 each && that it is automatically applied but each time my hopes were let down as they would proceed to charge my card. Shame on me for believing anything would be given free but shame on them for sending out lies. Oh, and they sometimes move my pin and the car locator screen will lag for a few minutes until it's almost too late to cancel the ride (which usually results in a fee after 5 minutes)
Drivers aren't held accountable, and customer service doesn't care
driver was never close to my address but he said he was there. I called him many times and he repeatedly ignored my calls. Customer service said they will make sure I'm not paired with him again and will make a note in my file to possibly remove the $5 charge, but that's another department. I don't care about the $5 - if I want, I can disputed the charge with Amex, but Lyft doesn't care if there drivers are unethical liars. As long as there are no consequences for the driver, Lyft will be a shady company that you should deal with.