To successfully complete scheduled rides, be sure to:
Go online at the designated time.
Be on time.
Accept your scheduled ride.
You’ll receive a ride request for the scheduled ride at least 15 minutes before the pickup time. We’ll also set a destination filter 1 hour before the pickup time so you won’t get rides that would make you late.
Note: You may lose the ride if you’re not online at the designated time.
To reserve scheduled rides in the Lyft driver app:
Open the main menu, then tap ‘More Ways to Earn.’
Tap ‘Scheduled Rides.’
Choose a ride, then tap ‘Reserve.'
Note: You can book a certain number of scheduled rides every week.
If your plans change, you can cancel the scheduled ride in the app so that another driver can take it.
If the passenger cancels less than one hour before the pickup time, and you’re already online, you’ll get paid a $10 cancellation fee.
If you accept and cancel multiple scheduled rides in a week, your access may be reduced for 14 days. If you cancel less than one hour before pickup, your access to scheduled rides will be reduced for 14 days.
You may lose your scheduled ride if you're not able to arrive on time or are not online at least 30 minutes before the pickup.
If you’re estimated to arrive more than 10 minutes late for the pickup and the passenger decides to cancel, you won’t receive a cancellation fee.
Note: Only reserve scheduled rides that you’re able to complete.
Scheduled ride earnings are estimated based on time, distance, and other market factors. Your actual earnings may be higher than the estimate due to real-time conditions and bonuses.
Your earnings include a premium for wait time before the scheduled pickup time, plus 5 minutes after.
If you arrive before the pickup time, we’ll notify the passenger in case they’re ready to leave early.
Your pay includes wait time before the pickup time to 5 minutes after the pickup time. For Black and Black SUV rides, the time extends to 10 minutes after the pickup time.
Scheduled rides premium
You may receive a Scheduled Rides Premium to pay you for the extra effort that goes into scheduled rides.
You may receive a premium based on a scheduled ride’s:
Time of day.
Scheduled Rides Premium will be included in your Upfront Pay. After completing the ride, you’ll see the premium as a line item in your earnings breakdown. The premium will be listed as ‘Scheduled Rides Premium.’