Passengers pay for Lyft rides exclusively through the app, but can tip drivers either in the app or using cash.
Add or update payment info
- Open the Lyft app
- Tap your photo in the top left
- Tap 'Payment' to add or update payment info. The 'Payment' tab also lets you choose which payment method to use on your next ride.
If a charge fails for a ride, you'll be asked to manually re-enter your payment info the next time you open the app. Once you've re-entered this info, the ride charge will process on this payment method. After, we'll email your ride receipt.
If your card is about to expire, we'll prompt you to update it.
Accepted payment methods
Lyft works with major credit cards (like American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover), debit cards tied to checking accounts, and prepaid cards. Passengers may also use PayPal (for iOS and Android users), Apple Pay, and Android Pay.
Our payments are processed by Stripe. Review Stripe's FAQ if you have questions or concerns about the security of your payment info.