A Lyft Line ride is always cheaper than the same in a standard Lyft. Discount amounts depend on your city, the likelihood for getting matched, and current driver supply. The Lyft app will show you the price up front: what you see is what you pay regardless of whether you're matched with other passengers.
Passengers in cities with Lyft Line can estimate trip costs by using the built-in estimator for this ride mode. To see a Lyft Line trip estimate:
- Open the app, then tap 'Line' (check the Cities page to see if your region has Lyft Line)
- Enter your pickup and drop-off locations by either typing the address or moving the map pin
- That's it! You'll see a guaranteed price for Lyft Line and also an estimated price for a standard Lyft in strikethrough text.
If you request a Lyft Line ride, you'll be charged the guaranteed amount, which is shown in bold. You may also leave the Lyft Line request screen by tapping the close button and request a standard Lyft. Keep in mind that fares in a standard Lyft may change due to traffic, weather, or other factors.