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    Express Drive overview

    Don't own a car? No problem! Our Express Drive program helps you rent a vehicle so you can start earning with Lyft.
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    What's Express Drive?

    The Express Drive program is available for those in the U.S. wanting to rent a car to drive with Lyft.
    Express Drive currently has two vehicle supply partners: Flexdrive and Hertz. These partners help us bring the Express Drive program to more cities across the country.
    The rental period length is flexible with no long-term commitment. Rental costs will cover vehicle maintenance, with insurance coverage depending on your state. Rental costs vary by city and provider. You're given exact program details once you begin the application process.
    You can’t use Express Drive rentals through Hertz for any other 'for-hire' services. This includes (but isn't limited to) food delivery services, Shipt, and Amazon. We only allow rental vehicles through Express Drive on the Lyft platform.

    Express Drive cities

    The following cities are available to rent through Flexdrive:
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Austin, TX
    • Baltimore, MD
    • Boston, MA
    • Charlotte, NC
    • Cincinnati, OH
    • Dallas, TX
    • Denver, CO
    • Fort Worth, TX
    • Houston, TX
    • Los Angeles, CA
    • Milwaukee, WI
    • Nashville, TN
    • Oakland, CA
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • Phoenix, AZ
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • Portland, OR
    • Providence, RI
    • San Antonio, TX
    • San Diego, CA
    • San Francisco, CA
    • Seattle, WA
    • Tacoma, WA
    • Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads/Norfolk, VA
    • Washington, D.C.
    The following cities are available to rent through Hertz:
    • Atlanta, GA
    • Baltimore, MD
    • Boston, MA
    • Chicago, IL
    • Colorado Springs, CO
    • Indianapolis, IN
    • Kansas City, MO
    • Las Vegas, NV
    • Minneapolis, MN
    • New Orleans, LA
    • Orange County, CA
    • Raleigh, NC
    • Richmond, VA
    • Sacramento, CA
    • Salt Lake City, UT

    How to join

    To apply to drive through Express Drive, visit
    You must be 25+ years old to rent a vehicle, as well as meet Lyft's driver requirements to become an approved driver. Once you’re approved and paid a refundable rental deposit, you can schedule a vehicle pickup and get on the road!
    Tap the 'Vehicle's tab in your Driver Dashboard for information about your application, vehicle reservations, and deposits.
    Reserving a vehicle is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Due to the popularity of the program, there may be a slight delay until there is a vehicle available. We recommend checking your Driver Dashboard for available pickup appointments.
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