A Lyft Line ride is always cheaper than the same in an original 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 an original 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 an original Lyft. Keep in mind that fares in an original Lyft may change due to traffic, weather, or other factors.