Lyft Line just launched in New York City – now you can save by sharing a ride with other people.
After being launched in San Francisco, I was looking forward to this finally making its way to New York City. It’s simple – the driver will pick you up and other passengers and you get a discounted price. You don’t have to book anything in advance. Lyft says you can save up to 60% vs a regular Lyft ride…and you never go more than a few minutes out of your way. AND…drumroll… you will get a price quote before you request your ride (unlike with a regular Lyft ride)
- New Customers get a Free Ride Up to $10 – Use this link or enter the code GOFREE on the payment screen
HOW TO REQUEST A LYFT LINE?
In the app, select the new LINE option (see picture). Enter you pickup and destination addresses.
HOW MUCH DOES LYFT LINE COST?
Lyft says Line costs up to 60% less. I checked and here’s what I see: On Saturday night, to go from around 40th st to the Meatpacking area, Lyft Line would cost only $8.00 for 2 people! Taking the subway for 2 people would cost $2.50 x 2 = $5, so I think $8 is a great price. A regular Lyft would probably cost double that… but you can’t be sure because you don’t get a price quote ahead of time.
YOU HAVE 60 SECONDS TO GET IN
Wait what? The driver leaves 60 seconds after he arrives, so you better be ready. Don’t wait in the bar or restaurant and expect to have time to get outside, look for and call the driver because you don’t see the car. If they leave without you, there is a $5 no-show fee.
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