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Express Drive overview

The Express Drive program helps you to rent a vehicle you can drive with Lyft.
Express Drive is available through our partners Flexdrive and Hertz in select cities. See available cities for each partner below.
Express Drive benefits include:
  1. Flexible rental time length
  2. No long-term commitment
  3. Unlimited miles while driving with Lyft
  4. Flexible personal mileage plans
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Where is Express Drive available?
The following cities are available to rent through Flexdrive:
  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. Austin, TX
  3. Baltimore, MD
  4. Boston, MA
  5. Charlotte, NC
  6. Chicago, IL
  7. Cincinnati, OH
  8. Cleveland, OH
  9. Dallas, TX
  10. Denver, CO
  11. Fort Worth, TX
  12. Houston, TX
  13. Los Angeles, CA
  14. Milwaukee, WI
  15. Nashville, TN
  16. Philadelphia, PA
  17. Phoenix, AZ
  18. Pittsburgh, PA
  19. Portland, OR
  20. Sacramento, CA
  21. San Antonio, TX
  22. San Diego, CA
  23. San Francisco, CA
  24. San Jose, CA
  25. Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads/Norfolk, VA
  26. Washington, D.C.
The following cities are available to rent through Hertz:
  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. Baltimore, MD
  3. Boston, MA
  4. Chicago, IL
  5. Colorado Springs, CO
  6. Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
  7. Denver, CO
  8. Hartford/Manchester, CT
  9. Indianapolis, IN
  10. Kansas City, MO
  11. Las Vegas, NV
  12. Los Angeles, CA
  13. Minneapolis, MN
  14. Modesto, CA
  15. Napa and Sonoma County, CA
  16. New Haven, CT
  17. New Orleans, LA
  18. Oklahoma City, OK
  19. Orange County, CA
  20. Raleigh, NC
  21. Richmond, VA
  22. Sacramento, CA
  23. Salt Lake City, UT
  24. San Diego, CA
  25. San Francisco, CA
  26. Santa Cruz, CA
  27. Stockton, CA
  28. Tucson, AZ
  29. Ventura, CA
  30. Washington, D.C.
How to apply
Express Drive is only available in the United States.
You must meet Lyft's driver requirements and be 25+ years old to rent a vehicle with Express Drive.
If you meet those requirements, you’ll then:
  1. Tap ‘Apply for Express Drive’ below.
  2. Select an appointment date.
  3. Choose your mileage plan.
  4. Complete the rental agreement.
  5. Submit your rental deposit.
  6. Pick up your vehicle.
Ride requirements
You must complete at least 20-40 rides per week to renew your rental with Flexdrive or Hertz. Your rental region determines the minimum ride requirement threshold.
You can track your progress toward the minimum ride requirement on the Driver app's home screen.
Your first week’s ride minimum is prorated. This means you may not have to complete all 20-40 rides in your first week, depending on the day you pick up your rental vehicle.
If you're unable to meet the ride requirements, return the rental vehicle to the location you picked it up from.
Vehicle availability
Vehicles are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on their availability.
If no vehicles are available when you try to schedule your appointment, you're still approved to rent with Express Drive.
Check the ‘Your Vehicles’ tab daily to see when vehicles become available. We update pickup dates for new appointments every night at midnight.
Make and model availability
The type of vehicle you get depends on availability at each rental location. We can’t guarantee a specific vehicle will be available before pickup.
Based on your city, electric vehicles, SUVs, and hybrids may be available.
Your costs
You’ll pay a refundable deposit to rent a vehicle through Express Drive. You won’t pay for any other costs upfront when you pick up the vehicle.
Your earnings as a Lyft driver will cover your rental costs. If your earnings don’t cover your rental costs during the Lyft billing week (which starts Monday 5 AM), we’ll charge your default card on file for any remaining amounts the following Tuesday.
Any unpaid rental charges will carry over each week until they’re repaid. Earnings must cover your total outstanding rental costs before you can receive a payout.
After those rental costs are covered, we transfer the rest of your earnings to your bank account.
Credit and debit cards are the only accepted card types for the rental deposit and as your default payment method for Express Drive.
We don’t accept the following as your default payment method:
  1. Prepaid cards.
  2. Commuter cards.
  3. Apple Pay.
  4. Google Pay.
  5. Venmo.
  6. Paypal.
When you return your vehicle, you’ll receive a full refund of your deposit within 3 weeks as long as rental-related fees, damages, and tolls have been covered.
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