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By Lyft, Inc.


This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


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.

Prices vary based on market condition.

What's New in Version 4.53.3

Thanks for choosing Lyft! To make your rides even better, we update the app regularly. It’s like housekeeping: squashing bugs, cleaning up code, and other small-but-mighty improvements.


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Customer Reviews

App canceled my ride -abandoned roadside in Chicago

I was picked up at the Chicago Marriott Marquis and was on my way to McCormick & Schmick’s when my driver asked me why I had canceled my ride. I was confused. I hadn’t done anything with the app at all. He stopped the car and told me to request a new ride, saying that he would pick it up immediately. I tried to request a new ride, but was unable to get the request to go through because it kept assigning it to other drivers. After a few minutes, he told me I needed to get out of the car, he was being assigned to other rides.

Standing on the side of the road, I called my wife to let her know that I was on the side of the road, I didn’t know where, and didn’t know how long it would take to get another ride. At that point, both of us were anxious.

I continued to request new rides until, finally, another driver was assigned. The new driver called me and asked me for a landmark. I looked around and saw the name of an apartment complex nearby. I gave the name to my new driver, who assured me she would be there in a few minutes. Five minutes went by and suddenly the app said that my ride had been canceled. I called my driver. She hung up on me without answering. Three times.

I then called for a third ride. The third driver picked me up and delivered me to the restaurant. During that ride I received a notification from Lyft that I was being charge $5 for canceling my last ride.

I’m done with Lyft.


Screw Lyft. Their prices are super high, and even when you use Lyft line it’s still expensive. I’ve heard more drivers complain over the YEARS I’ve used Lyft that the app just “changes its route” and doesn’t say if they’re picking someone up or dropping them off. This has been happening for years. Another thing, the drivers show up and wait one minute then cancel. Lyft won’t pay me back the $5 they take from me because the driver waited one minute. No one will talk to me about this either.
They will not be getting my business ever again.

App crashes. Estimates are all misleading. Prices are leveling out with cabs.

If it says 3 minutes it will always take ten. If t says more than 5 it’s going to be about a half hour. No point in lying about it. App crashes frequently and at inopportune times. Prices have gone up 30-50% in the past 4 months.

Not impressed. I use it as an Uber protest, but 1/3rd of the time i have to re-download uber because Lyft is crashing or misdirecting my driver.

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Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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