Refer new passengers and get rewarded

Referral coupon credits and cash rewards for existing drivers are based on the city where the new passenger is located at the time the referral coupon is applied, instead of based on the existing driver's location. Learn more about Lyft Driver Pay

The location will be locked in when new passengers apply the coupon to their accounts after either signing up with a referral link or manually entering the code into the 'Promos' tab of the app.

Passenger referrals are a key part of growing the Lyft community, and we want to thank you for helping! As a driver, in participating cities, you can earn up to a $10 bonus for referring new passengers.

How to refer passengers

Each new passenger can only have one referral on their account. Here's how to get credit for referring new passengers.

If a passenger has already requested you as their driver, it's too late for them to enter your code. Only new passengers (those who haven't requested a ride) can redeem referral codes.

Sharing your referral code

Each driver has a unique referral code. New passengers can enter your code directly into their app upon sign-up or before they request a ride, and you'll both be take part in any active promos.

Many drivers print referral cards with their code and hand them out at bars, concerts, etc. You can order referral cards with your referral code on them for up to 60% off through our partnership with Vistaprint. Check out Vistaprint's website to get your order started.

Referral Bonuses and free rides

Drivers: Any bonuses you receive are shown on your weekly deposit. New passengers receive ride credit if they redeem your code in an eligible city.

Referred passengers: Depending on the city, the amount of ride credit may vary. Anything more than the referral amount will go on the card on file. Check the Lyft app for more details.

Terms and Conditions

  • Participating cities and limited time only
  • To receive referral and bonus credits, your invitees must be new to Lyft and must enter your code before taking their first ride
  • Referral and bonus credits are valid for 14 days
  • Credits are only valid for use on the Lyft platform and are not transferable or redeemable for cash
  • Participation in this promotion is subject to Lyft’s Terms of Service

Need help? If you’re on a mobile device, use the Lyft Driver app ‘Help’ tab to see options for contacting us. Be sure you’ve got the most updated app version.

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