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Pennsylvania airport information for drivers

Lyft is available at the following airports in Pennsylvania. 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.

Erie International Airport (ERI)

ERI

Wait for requests at ERI

  • Wait for requests in the parking lot to the left of the terminal, in one of the two left-most spaces in the first row (pictured above).
  • If both parking spaces are taken, you must leave airport property.
  • Do not wait for requests curbside at the terminal entrance.

Pickups at ERI

  • Pick up passengers across from the terminal entrance.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up. If your passenger needs more time, wait in one of the designated spaces.

Drop-offs at ERI

  • Drop off passengers curbisde at the terminal entrance.
  • Do not wait at the airport terminal or accept additional ride requests after drop-off. If you'd like to wait for requests, go to one of the designated spaces.

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Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE)

ABE

Waiting for Requests at ABE

  • Wait in the designated staging area. Only drivers within the designated staging area (curbside or short term parking, near the blue canopy) 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 ABE

  • Pick up passengers on the upper level of the main terminal, past the last set of doors near the bus shelter.
    • The Lyft app moves the passenger's pin to the 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 pick up passengers from the terminal entrance.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up. Instead, head to short term parking and wait there..

Drop-offs at ABE

  • Drop off passengers at Departures, at the passenger’s carrier of choice.
  • Do not wait at the airport terminal or accept additional ride requests after drop-off. Instead, proceed to short term parking.

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Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

PHL

Waiting for requests at PHL

  • Wait in the designated staging area. Only drivers within the designated staging area are added to the queue. Drivers cannot receive requests in the Cell Phone Lot.
  • 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 PHL

  • Pick up passengers from Arrivals.
    • The Lyft app moves the passenger's pin to the 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. Instead, 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 PHL

  • 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. If you want to accept additional ride requests, proceed to the staging area.
  • As soon as you've dropped off your passenger, press 'Tap to drop off' in your app and exit airport property. Wait to rate your passenger until you've left the airport.

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Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

PIT Airport

Waiting for requests at PIT

  • Wait in the designated staging area. Only drivers within the staging area (Extended Lot, pictured above) are added to the queue.
    To enter the lot, take a left hand turn off of the Return to Terminal Roadway (behind the Sunoco), down the sloped area to the designated parking spaces on the right.
    Exit the lot through Gate 46.
  • 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 PIT

  • Pick up passengers from Arrivals, at the designated TNC spaces near Door 4 at the commercial curb — make sure to pull up to the furthest available space. To get to the commercial curb, follow the signs to the left when entering the airport.
    • The Lyft app moves the passenger's pin to the 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 pick up passengers from the public curb.
  • Do not wait or circle back at the airport if the passenger is delayed when picking up. Instead, wait in the Cell Phone Lot (pictured above) if your passenger is delayed. If the Cell Phone Lot is full, you will need to leave airport property.
  • 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 PIT

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

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

  • Altoona-Blair County | AOO
  • Johnstown-Cambria County Airport | JST
  • Lancaster Airport | LNS
  • Reading Regional Airport | RDG
  • Williamsport Regional Airport | IPT

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 after drop-off.

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Lyft emblem

Keep your Lyft emblem displayed in your lower right hand (passenger side) of your front windshield 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, let us know. In the mean time, you may print your own 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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