Updated on August 11, 2018
Up to $5,000 – New Lyft Driver Sign-Up Bonuses
See updated bonuses amounts below:
A HUGE bonus up to $5,000 is available is various cities! See the list of cities below. Bonus amounts are changed often by Lyft so check out the updated list below. This won't be as easy as the $1,000 promotion from earlier 2015, but now you will have more time to get approved and finish the required number of rides. Lyft promotions can change at any time (without notice) so sign up asap if this interests you.
REGISTER TO DRIVE + BONUS UP TO $750 – $5000
- Click here to sign up – use promo code DRIVERDRIVER
- Fill out the form.
- Don't have a car? Get a free rental car from Lyft + GM.
LIST OF CURRENT DRIVER BONUSES
Bonuses can change often and I will update bonuses as I find out. If you know of any updates, please let me know in the comments.
|City (Links)||Bonus||Ride Requirement in 30 days|
|Albany||$500||200 (in 60 days)|
|Charlotte||$500||125 (60 days)|
|Denver||$600||400 (60 days)|
|Los Angeles||400 (60 days)|
|Memphis||$350||75 (in 60 days)|
|New Jersey||$400||200 (in 60 days)|
|New York City
|Orange County||190 (in 60 days)|
|Salt Lake City||$100||100|
|San Francisco||500 (60 days)|
|St. Cloud Minnesota||$100||50|
|St. Paul -Minnesota||$375||80|
|Virginia Beach-Hampton Roads||$750||150 (in 50 days)|
UPDATE 3/13/18: Richmond, Washington DC, Baltimore all $1000, Los Angeles $900 New Driver Bonus
UPDATE 1/19/18: Washington DC $800, Detroit $750 New Driver Bonus
UPDATE 1/7/18: Los Angeles $1400, Detroit $750 New Driver Bonus
UPDATE 12/7/17: New Jersey $750, Nashville $750, Albany $500 New Driver Bonus
UPDATE 12/7/17: Los Angeles $900, Orange County $830, Sacramento $830 New Driver Bonus
UPDATE 11/13/17: New York City $1000 New Driver Bonus – back to $200 on 11/14/17
UPDATE 11/5/17: Orange County $650 New Driver Bonus
UPDATE 11/4/17: New Jersey $700 New Driver Bonus
UPDATE 10/8/17: Washington DC, Los Angeles & San Francisco $800, Cleveland & Lexington & Virginia Beach $750 new driver bonus
UPDATE 9/30/17: Pittsburgh driver bonus $750
UPDATE 9/17/17: Grand Rapids driver bonus $500
UPDATE 8/21/17: Boston driver bonus $900, San Francisco $800, Philadelphia $500!
UPDATE 6/27/17: New Jersey driver bonus $520
UPDATE 5/17/17: Washington DC bonus $700, Los Angeles $600, Boston $1000
UPDATE 5/8/17: New Orleans bonus now $500
UPDATE 4/19/17: Los Angeles dropped to $225 from $2000
UPDATE 4/14/17: $500 bonus in Dallas-Fort Worth
UPDATE 4/12/17: $700 bonus in Chicago
UPDATE 3/31/17: $1,000 in Boston yesterday but showing up as $600 today, Philadelphia $600
UPDATE 3/30/17: still $2,000 driver bonus in Los Angeles!
UPDATE 3/23/17: $450 bonus in Dallas!
UPDATE 3/22/17: $500 bonus in Baltimore!
UPDATE 3/19/17: $500 new driver bonus in Nassau County!
UPDATE 3/14/17: $5,000 new driver bonus in Los Angeles! (has been available for a few weeks now)
UPDATE 3/6/17: $1,000 new driver bonus in New York!
UPDATE 2/23/17: $500 new driver bonus in Los Angeles!
UPDATE 1/29/17: $750 new driver bonus in Nashville Tennessee!
UPDATE 12/14/16: $800 new driver bonus in Silicon Valley
UPDATE 12/7/16: $800 in New York City and…$650 new driver bonus Boston!
UPDATE 12/4/16: $800 new driver bonus Washington DC!
UPDATE 10/13/16: $5,000 in Los Angeles is back!!
UPDATE 10/7/16: $2000 San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Orange County and Los Angeles new driver bonus – expanding in California!
UPDATE 10/3/16: $2000 Orange County new driver bonus is back!
UPDATE 9/27/16: $2000 Los Angeles new driver bonus!
UPDATE 9/13/16: Los Angeles dropped even farther to $50 (from $250)
UPDATE 9/1/16: $1500 Seattle still going but LA is $250 and Orange County $350
UPDATE 8/17/16: $2,000 Bonus Orange County, $1500 Seattle, $5,000 Los Angeles!
UPDATE 8/12/16: $5000 Bonus in Los Angeles is BACK!
UPDATE 6/24/16: $2,000 Bonus in San Diego!
UPDATE 6/2/16: $2,000 Bonus in Los Angeles, $1,000 in New York City!
UPDATE 5/26/16: $1,000 only in New York City now!
UPDATE 5/20/16: $1000 Bonus in Silicon Valley added
UPDATE 5/5/16: $5000 Bonus in Los Angeles – Holy cow! + Exit from Austin market
UPDATE 5/2/16: $1000 Bonus still in New York & San Francisco (Washington DC down to $750)
UPDATE 4/29/16: $750 Bonus Washington DC & Orange County
UPDATE 4/19/16: $1000 Bonus in New York City & San Francisco!
UPDATE 4/7/16: $1000 Bonus in San Francisco!
UPDATE 3/17/16: $750 Bonus now in San Francisco, San Diego, Sacramento, + Silicon Valley!
UPDATE 3/13/16: Bonuses increase! Many cities now at $500
UPDATE 3/4/16: Silicon Valley now $750!
UPDATE 2/24/16: Most bonuses INCREASED! After falling to an all time low, bonuses are on the rise again. Ride requirements for several cities dropped too, making it easier to reach the bonus.
UPDATE 1/28/16: Bonuses are continuing to drop, with most cities now only $50. A few cities still have higher bonuses, however!
UPDATE 11/21/15: Many bonuses have been dropping while rides req'd are increasing
UPDATE 11/5/15: $750 Bonus for new Silicon Valley drivers
$750 $500 Bonus for new Chicago & Austin drivers
$1000 $750 Bonus for new Boston drivers
UPDATE 8/17/15: $
750 Bonus $500 for new Seattle drivers (up from $500)
UPDATE 7/27/15: $750 Bonus for new New York City drivers
UPDATE 7/5/15: $500 Bonus for new Las Vegas drivers added
UPDATE 5/3/15: Lyft temporarily boosted the bonus to $5,000 after 1,000 rides in 3 months!
- Get approved within 30 days of starting your application (background check, mentor ride, etc)
- Complete rides within 30 days after being approved as a Lyft driver
Q: Do I have to pay taxes in income earned as a Lyft driver?
Yes. You will get receive a 1099 from Lyft and you can use this to figure out how much you owe at the end of the year.
Q: What are the requirements for enrolling as a Lyft driver?
A: From Lyft’s website.
- Be at least 21 years old
- 4 door car with at least 5 seatbelts (including driver’s)
- Vehicle from year 2003 or newer (More details on car requirements). Note: In our Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Minneapolis-St. Paul regions, government regulations require cars to be no older than 10 years. Newer markets may also be subject to a 10 year car requirement.
- Be licensed to drive for at least a year prior to applying (More details on driving history requirements)
- In-state insurance with your name on the policy
- In-state license
- In-state plates with a current registration (commercial plates are acceptable as well)
- Clean driving record
- An iOS or Android smartphone that meets the minimum requirements to run the latest version of the app.
Some of our markets have specific requirements in order to comply with local government. You can learn more about those region-specific requirements here.
To view more about our safety requirements, please visit lyft.com/safety.
Q: Is a welcome ride required?
Yes. This is part of your training. Check out the article from Lyft's website.
Q: What is the Lyft customer service phone number? How can I get in touch with Lyft?
Read this to see the more detailed answer. The short version is this: You can contact Lyft support on Twitter, e-Mail, or for emergencies call 855-865-9553. This phone number is the critical response line. Emailing firstname.lastname@example.org no longer works and they will direct you to the website to sent them a message.