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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.
See your ride history
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
December 11, 2017
Release date
May 31, 2012
More info
Lyft siri commands

Lyft supports Siri commands

Get me a Lyft to SFO.
Show me ride options from Lyft.
Where is my Lyft ride?
Cancel Ride
Get me a Lyft to SFO.
Show me ride options from Lyft.
Who is my Lyft driver?
Get me a Lyft to SFO.
Show me ride options from Lyft.
Where is my Lyft ride?
Cancel Ride
Get me a Lyft to SFO.
Show me ride options from Lyft.
Who is my Lyft driver?

App Store Description

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

Prices vary based on market condition.

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