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

Millions of 5 star rides enjoyed!

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 safely and on time. 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 allowed on the road
✓ Up to $1M excess liability insurance

Lyft is your friend with a car. 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

Recently changed in this version

Arriving now: Lyft Line, the newest addition to the Lyft family. Shared rides along shared routes, priced up to 60% less than an original Lyft ride.

New in this version (v2.4.5):

• Your first Lyft Line ride is FREE up to $25
• Choose ‘Line’ in the header bar & then tap the ‘Request Line’ button
• Set your destination, and we'll connect you to a ride already going the same way
• Lyft Line is now available in San Francisco (in addition to original Lyft and Lyft Plus)

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.....

  • (70)

    by Dontez Sharpley on 29/09/2014

    Love it

  • (70)

    by Teresa Ley on 29/09/2014

    Very reliable friendly service

  • (70)

    by David Gonzalez on 29/09/2014

    To many issues

  • (70)

    by joey larosa on 29/09/2014

    Not as good as uber

  • (70)

    by robert pedrigal on 29/09/2014

    No respect for partner drivers!

  • (70)

    by Morgan Aponte on 29/09/2014

    Seems to work well will give update later date