Lyft - Taxi & Bus Alternative

Lyft - Taxi & Bus Alternative

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
Need a lift? Use Lyft to get an affordable ride in minutes. Instead of hailing a cab or waiting for the bus, just request a car with the tap of a button, and get picked up by a nearby friendly driver who’ll take you to your destination right away. Enjoy a welcoming, affordable, and memorable ride today.

Our app is cheaper than a taxi, faster than the bus, and easy to use.

• Getting Started: After downloading Lyft and signing up, simply open the app and request a ride.

• Paying: Never worry about having cash for a cab or the bus again — with Lyft, you pay through your phone. It’s easy, fast, and secure.

• Split the Cost: Easily split the cost of a ride with friends through the app. No more IOU’s.

About Our Drivers
• All Lyft drivers pass comprehensive background and DMV checks before being approved for the service.

• 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 chosen Lyft instead of a cab for commuting, going out at night, and getting to events. Next time you need a ride, skip the bus, taxi, or car service and choose Lyft.

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 on how Lyft works

"In a city where taxis can be scarce and Uber’s black town cars are rampant but expensive, Lyft has quickly gained visibility due to low prices and quirky branding." - Ad Age on what differentiates Lyft

"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 on Lyft Line

“...Special emphasis was put on making rides reflect the values of the company. The founders didn’t want the experience to be like a taxi or an Uber ride, where a passenger sat in the back and didn’t interact with the driver.” - Techcrunch on Lyft’s community values

“Lyft is a foreign country for an Uber refugee, but it doesn't take long to feel at home there.” - Mashable, on switching to Lyft from Uber

“ A few weeks ago, one Lyft driver served me homemade lemon bread. The experience feels less mercenary than taking an Uber ride, as if you’re engaging a friend rather than a chauffeur, which is exactly the atmosphere you’d want in a daily car pool.” - New York Times, on the difference between Lyft and Uber

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

Recently changed in this version

Time to rally the crew. Now you can split the cost of your rides! New in this update (v2.10.2):
• Split the cost of a ride with up to 5 friends
• Behind-the-scenes bug fixes and improvements

Comments and ratings for Lyft - Taxi & Bus Alternative
  • (69)

    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.....

  • (69)

    by Chris Tom on 24/01/2015

    I'm not sure why I can not use this app on my Tab 3 that has ATT service, and can receive, and make VOIP calls. Enable wireless data capable tablets please.

  • (69)

    by Toni Marinelli on 23/01/2015

    Dont like that u have to use a credit card to pay scam wat I think

  • (69)

    by Cassie Kossow on 23/01/2015

    Have had issue with drivers and locations. They will sometimes claim they have you before showing up and or they are lost and you are paying for them while telling them where to go to get you. Same trip can cost different amounts because of this.

  • (69)

    by David Palmer on 23/01/2015

    Although I wanted to use lyft I can't because I can't get past the enter the verification code. Keeps telling me that it is associated with another account. I have contacted them about this, and they have not responded. So much for customer service. I will be using Uber from now on. That app works

  • (69)

    by Anthony James on 23/01/2015

    Not everyone has a bank account and still need to get around. I have a pre paid cards that works for everything else but this. Seems like a big customer gap that could be filled.

  • (69)

    by Nancy Hill on 23/01/2015

    Use Lyft all the time. Always a great experience.

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