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This app will always be there when you need a lift

Lyft is a cheaper alternative to cabs and even Uber


by Lyft, Inc.
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FREE in the App Store

Lyft is a cheaper alternative to cabs and even Uber. Request a ride, track your driver, and get to your destination safely. You can even tip your driver for good service.

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See your ride history. As you use Lyft more, you'll soon accrue a history. You can check on your past Lyfts at any time, and double check the amount of fare that it cost in a step-by-step way. You can clearly see when credit has been applied to your ride as well. It's fast and easy to use.

See your ride history
Get a lift

Get a lift. Using Lyft is super easy. Just let the app see where you are and you can request a ride. Or you can change the pickup location to somewhere else if you know you'll be there in a few minutes, and then just input your destination address and request a ride. Otherwise, just give the driver your destination info when they get you. There are different levels of Lyft cars available as well, and you can track which ones are available around your area. It's super easy to use and you'll be getting a ride in no time.

What is it about?

Lyft is another alternative to traditional cabs and taxis, but it is also an alternative to Uber. Lyft lets users request a ride from wherever they are in the city, and you get information about the driver who is coming to pick you up as well as the car that they are driving, so you won't be able to miss them. The app lets you see if there are even any Lyft drivers available in the area, there are different types of Lyft rides that you can get. Fares in Lyft are typically even cheaper than Uber, and you can even tip the drivers after the ride if they provided good service, which is another thing that sets it apart from Uber (no tips). Lyft is a cheaper and friendlier alternative to both taxis and Uber, so if you want a lift around the city, make sure to use Lyft.

For those who...

  • Want an alternative to traditional taxis
  • Want cheaper fares than Uber
  • Think good drivers should earn tips

Not for those who...

  • Don't trust rideshare services
  • Prefer public transportation or drive their own car
  • Still prefer Uber

Why we love it

Lyft has a slick app interface and it is super easy to use. Plus the company itself is friendlier than Uber and the fares are cheaper. Plus, you can tip the drivers if they provide good service, which is always nice.

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App Details

Travel Navigation
Last updated
September 19, 2022
Release date
May 31, 2012
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App Store Description

Count on Lyft to take you where you need to go with safety first. Got an appointment? Need to pick up some groceries? We’ll match you with a driver, help you find the quickest bus route, or show you the nearest scooter — you’ll be on your way in minutes. If it gets you there, it’s on the app.

Choose your destination, find a ride in seconds, and pay directly in the app. It’s that simple.

We want to make sure every ride is as comfortable as it can be so that you can sit back and relax. With guidance from the CDC and local health officials, we’ve created health safety requirements to help protect everyone in the car. We’ll continue to monitor the evolving coronavirus situation and make updates to ensure everyone knows how to use Lyft safely.

All riders and drivers are required to agree to a few simple rules before using Lyft:
- Confirm you do not have COVID-19 or have any related symptoms
- Wear a face mask
- Keep the car – and your hands – clean
- Leave the front seat empty
- Keep the car windows open
Drivers are encouraged to practice extra health and safety precautions every time they get on the road, including thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily.

With Lyft, you’ve got options. Choose from up to 9 different ways to go, all available right from your app.* Whether you’re looking for an affordable ride, the most direct route, or a way to treat yourself – we’ve got the mode to suit your needs and mood.

* Lyft ride types may vary by region. Check the app to see what is available in your city.

Prices vary based on market condition.

By downloading the app, you agree to allow Lyft to collect your device's language settings.

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