1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

  • No need to wait for a taxi
  • Track your driver as the car comes to you
  • Drivers are all tested and ranked for security
  • Cars wear a big pink mustache
  • Only available in certain US cities
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Expert's Review

"Taxi me not!"

Reviewed by / Jun 09, 2014

Private, friendly drivers from here to there on the cheap

Tired of taxis? Wait no more with Lyft, the pink-mustache'd private car service that you can order at the touch of a button. It's currently only available in major U.S. cities, but is expanding all the time. Call a driver to your exact location even if you don't know the address, and you'll be able to track him or her as the car gets close to where you are. Drivers undergo background checks as well as DMV tests to ensure safety comes first. Rate your experience after getting dropped off to keep just the best drivers on the road. Discount codes are generally available for first-time passengers, so do some poking around for one and give it a whirl.

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Developer's original description available here
Try Lyft for a friendly, affordable ride whenever you need one. Request a ride with the tap 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.

✓ 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 excess 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 about Lyft:

“Lyft is the cheapest ride in the cities where it operates.” - Fortune

“Many young residents have embraced Lyft as a cheaper, more reliable and, well, more fun way to get around the city.” - New York Times

“Lyft is a real community — with both the drivers and riders being inherently social — making real friendships and saving money.” - Time

"As a passenger based on our test, it was way easier to find a Lyft driver than a yellow taxi or cab." - USA Today

For Lyft drivers, continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Recently changed in this version

We are living in a material world, and our app is now a material design thrill!

We made visual design updates according to material design. New in this version (v2.7.1):
- Material design integration
- Updated payment flow
- Redesigned referral screen with more ways to invite friends
- Behind-the-scenes bug fixes and improvements

Comments and ratings for Lyft
  • (70)

    by jpc178 on 26/12/2013

    I have been driving for lyft a few months now......Wonderful group of drivers and clients....If you want to try, load the app and type in LR7B2C in the payment section for a 10 dollar credit on your first ride....Have a safe holiday!....Lyft driver.....

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    by Abhik .Mukherjee on 15/11/2014


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    by Rolek Riedel on 15/11/2014

    The best ridesharing group in Chicago - Because they genuinely care about bringing you and your guest(s) safely from A to B. No 9 or 10 X "inflated" pricing here!

  • (70)

    by max valdez on 15/11/2014

    User friendly

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    by Isaiah Hunt on 15/11/2014

    Love this app as a driver

  • (70)

    by DANA SMITH on 15/11/2014

    Lyft - Please continue to be brilliant!

  • (70)

    by Lamont Smith Jr on 15/11/2014

    Great Service