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    Lyft ride modes overview

    Lyft has a variety of ride modes to fit your travel needs.
    Some ride modes are only available in select cities. You’ll see all available modes in the app when selecting a ride. For fare estimates and a list of available ride modes, see our Cities page for riders.
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    All ride modes

    • Lyft: Standard Lyft car for up to 3* riders.
    • Lyft Shared: Share a car with riders headed in the same direction at a discounted price. You can get a bigger discount when you request in advance.
    • Wait & Save: Lock in a lower price when it’s busy — it’s our most affordable personal ride. Once you request a ride, there's a longer wait so we can pair you with the best driver for your route and pickup spot. Wait & Save is currently a pilot and is not available in all markets.
    • Priority Pickup: Get a faster pickup at a slightly higher price.
    • Preferred: Standard Lyft ride for up to 3* riders. Take a ride with a top-rated driver in a spacious car. With Preferred, you can let your driver know if you'd like a quiet ride, have bags or luggage, or your desired vehicle temperature preference. Preferred is currently a pilot and is not available in all markets.
    Wait & Save and Priority Pickups may not always be available, depending on how many drivers are nearby. Wait & Save, Priority Pickups, and Preferred rides are currently only available in some areas.
    • Lux: Luxury car for up to 3* riders
    • Lux Black: Premium black car service with leather seats for up to 3* riders
    Extra seats
    • Lyft XL: SUV for up to 5* riders
    • Lux Black XL: Premium black SUV with leather seats for up to 5* riders
    Other modes
    • Scooter: Compact scooter for a single rider
    • Bikes: Reserve and rent single rider bikes
    • Car Seat: Vehicle fitted with a child’s car seat (only available in New York City)
    • Access: Wheelchair-accessible vehicle for fixed frame wheelchairs and up to 2* additional passengers
    • Lyft Assisted: If you need assistance during pickups and drop-offs, your healthcare provider, plan, or transportation service can request a Lyft Assisted ride for you.
    * As part of Lyft's Health Safety Commitment, the front passenger seat must remain empty.

    Promotional ride modes

    In select cities, you may see promotional ride modes become available in partnership with local events or organizations.
    The details and duration of these promotional modes change based on the promotion and don't affect the ride modes normally available in your area.

    Can I request a specific car?

    While you’re unable to request a specific driver, car, or type of car, there are different ride modes available to meet your travel needs.
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