One of your top requests is to get paid while driving to pick up passengers. In the coming weeks, we’re updating your rate card so you can start earning as soon as you tap Accept. You’ll earn for pickup time and distance, and you’ll get paid for every Shared pickup. We know your time is valuable, and with this update, you’ll earn for more of the time you spend driving, and you can accept every ride — stress free.
You’ll get paid for pickup time
One of your top requests is to get paid while you’re driving to pick up a passenger. Now, you will be: Your ride payment will include time and distance to pickup.
You’ve also let us know you’d like to be paid for additional Shared pickups. You’ll now be paid a flat rate for every pickup that gets added — because a pickup is a pickup, and you should always get paid for it.
With these changes, a ride with a long pickup is worth as much as a ride with a pickup close by. When a passenger is far away, you’ll no longer need to stress about whether it’s worth it to accept the ride. You’ll be paid the same rates on the way there as you’ll make when you’re with a passenger in the car.
Valuing your time
Your time is valuable. But with the old pay structure, you only get paid when there’s a passenger in your car. In addition to being paid for time and distance to pickup, we’re updating your rate card to better value time spent driving instead of miles traveled — so you’ll now get paid even when you’re in traffic.
We know that in order for Lyft to work, it has to work for drivers. We’ve heard you loud and clear: Your success with Lyft depends on your ability to make the most of your time on the road. We’re working hard so you’re rewarded for all the effort you put into driving.
Where it’s available
These improvements are rolling out in the coming months. The experience will be available to drivers in the following cities this summer:
Lake Havasu City