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Virginia airport information for drivers

Lyft is available at the following airports in Virginia. To ensure a smooth airport experience for you and your passengers, make sure to familiarize yourself with the rules below.

Tap each airport name for detailed instructions:

Tap each link to see information which applies to all airports:


Rules by airport

Drivers on the Lyft platform are responsible for knowing and following all airport regulations in order to avoid receiving administrative citations from the airport.

Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (PHF)

PHF Map

Waiting for Requests at PHF

  • Wait for passenger requests in the Staging Lot pictured above.

Pickups at PHF

  • Pick up passengers from Arrivals.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up. Head to the Staging Lot and wait there.

Drop-offs at PHF

  • Drop off passengers curbside at the terminal entrance, at your passenger’s carrier of choice.
  • Do not wait at the airport terminal or accept additional ride requests after drop-off. Instead, proceed to the Staging Lot.

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Norfolk International Airport (ORF)

ORF Airport

Waiting for requests at ORF

  • Wait in the designated staging area. Only drivers within the designated staging area are added to the queue.
  • The queue is first in-first out. The driver who has been waiting within the staging area in driver mode the longest gets the next request. Your physical location within the staging area does not affect your spot in the queue, but if you exit the staging area or log out of driver mode, you will lose your spot.
  • If the staging area is full, you must leave the airport. You may not wait for requests anywhere else on airport property or use any other parking lots while in driver mode.
  • Passenger cancellations don't affect your place in line. If your passenger cancels on you, head back to the staging area. As long as you're back within 5 minutes, you'll be placed at the front of the queue.
  • Driver cancellations and missed requests do affect your place in line. If you are the one to cancel a request, or if you miss a request, you're placed at the back of the queue.
  • You can view your place in line in the app. Learn how to view your position in the queue here.

Pickups at ORF

  • Pick up passengers from door 5 at Arrivals — follow the sign to the left for taxis, shuttles, and courtesy vehicles.
    • The Lyft app moves the passenger's pin to an approved pickup area. If you're having trouble finding each other, make sure you have both gone to the pin's location and are on the correct level of the airport. 
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed. ORF requires you to leave the airport and kindly ask your passenger to request another ride when he or she is ready.

Drop-offs at ORF

  • Drop off passengers at Departures at the passenger’s carrier of choice, along the outside of either the North or South curb.
  • Do not block any crosswalks when dropping off.
  • Do not wait at the airport or accept additional ride requests after drop-off. You must leave airport property immediately after dropping off your passenger.

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Richmond International Airport (RIC)

RIC

Waiting for requests at RIC

  • Wait in the designated staging area. Only drivers within the designated staging area (open in Google Maps) are added to the queue.
  • The queue is first in-first out. The driver who has been waiting within the staging area in driver mode the longest gets the next request. Your physical location within the staging area does not affect your spot in the queue, but if you exit the staging area or log out of driver mode, you will lose your spot.
  • If the staging area is full, you must leave the airport. You may not wait for requests anywhere else on airport property or use any other parking lots while in driver mode.
  • Passenger cancellations don't affect your place in line. If your passenger cancels on you, head back to the staging area. As long as you're back within 5 minutes, you'll be placed at the front of the queue.
  • Driver cancellations and missed requests do affect your place in line. If you are the one to cancel a request, or if you miss a request, you're placed at the back of the queue.
  • You can view your place in line in the app. Learn how to view your position in the queue here.

Pickups at RIC

  1. Enter the terminal through the Commercial Vehicle Lane — you will be charged $5 via credit or debit card which will be automatically reimbursed to you.
  2. Follow the red and white Pre-Arranged signs.
  3. Pick up passengers from the red and white Pre-Arranged sections.
  • Do not pick up passengers at the curbside terminal entrance.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up. Head to the staging area and wait there.
  • Short ride bump: If you receive a request for a short ride from the airport after waiting in the queue, you may qualify for a higher queue position after you drop off your passenger. You'll receive an SMS after dropping off to let you know you have the option to return to the staging area for a preferred spot in the queue. Please note, if you give a ride before returning to the staging area, you may still qualify for a preferred spot in line.

Drop-offs at RIC

  • Drop off passengers at Departures, at your passenger’s carrier of choice.
  • Do not wait at the airport terminal or accept additional ride requests after drop-off. Proceed to the staging area instead.

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Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA)

ROA

Waiting for requests at ROA

  • Wait in the designated staging area pictured above. Only drivers within the designated staging area (Cell Phone Lot) are added to the queue.
  • The queue is first in-first out. The driver who has been waiting within the staging area in driver mode the longest gets the next request. Your physical location within the staging area does not affect your spot in the queue, but if you exit the staging area or log out of driver mode, you will lose your spot.
  • If the staging area is full, you must leave the airport. You may not wait for requests anywhere else on airport property or use any other parking lots while in driver mode.
  • Passenger cancellations don't affect your place in line. If your passenger cancels on you, head back to the staging area. As long as you're back within 5 minutes, you'll be placed at the front of the queue.
  • Driver cancellations and missed requests do affect your place in line. If you are the one to cancel a request, or if you miss a request, you're placed at the back of the queue.
  • You can view your place in line in the app. Learn how to view your position in the queue here.

Pickups at ROA

  • Pick up passengers at the designated pickup area (pictured above) across from the terminal entrance.
    • The Lyft app moves the passenger's pin to an approved pickup area. If you're having trouble finding each other, make sure you have both gone to the pin's location and are on the correct level of the airport. 
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up.
  • Short ride bump: If you receive a request for a short ride from the airport after waiting in the queue, you may qualify for a higher queue position after you drop off your passenger. You'll receive an SMS after dropping off to let you know you have the option to return to the staging area for a preferred spot in the queue. Please note, if you give a ride before returning to the staging area, you may still qualify for a preferred spot in line.

Drop-offs at ROA

  • Drop off passengers curbside at the terminal entrance, at the drop-off zone pictured above.
  • Do not wait at the airport terminal after drop-off.

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The rules below for pickups and drop-offs apply to:

  • Charlottesville Albemarle Airport | CHO
  • Fredericksburg Shannon Airport | EZF
  • Lynchburg Regional Airport | LYH
  • Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport | SHD

Pickups

  • Pick up passengers from Arrivals, at your passenger’s carrier of choice.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up.

Drop-offs

  • Drop off passengers curbside at the terminal entrance, at your passenger’s carrier of choice.
  • Do not wait at the airport terminal or accept additional ride requests after drop-off.

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Lyft emblem

Keep your Lyft emblem displayed and visible at all times while giving Lyft rides.

If you are giving a non-Lyft ride at the airport, make sure to remove your emblem before entering airport property.

If you’ve just been approved to drive, you should receive your Lyft emblem shortly. If you didn't get one or need a new one, place an order in your Dashboard. While waiting for it to arrive, you may print a temporary emblem.

Lyft emblem

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Conduct at the airport

  • Do not stop or pull over in crosswalks.
  • Do not park in red zones or taxi/shuttle areas unless otherwise specified in the rules above.
  • Always follow instructions given by airport personnel.
  • If you run into any trouble, like a regulatory citation, reach out to our Support team. We're here to help 24/7.

Airport officials will issue administrative citations to drivers who do not follow the rules. You are responsible for paying any tickets you receive for violating airport rules and regulations.

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Waybill

Airport authorities may ask you for a waybill, which shows your latest ride. Click here to learn how to access your waybill.

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