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Express Drive overview

The Express Drive program helps you to rent a vehicle you can drive with Lyft.
Express Drive is available through our partners Flexdrive and Hertz in select cities. See available cities for each partner below.
Express Drive benefits include:
  • Flexible rental time length
  • No long-term commitment
  • Unlimited miles while driving with Lyft
  • Flexible personal mileage plans
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Where is Express Drive available?

The following cities are available to rent through Flexdrive:
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Austin, TX
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Chicago, IL
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Dallas, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Nashville, TN
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Antonio, TX
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Seattle, 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
  • Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
  • Denver, CO
  • Hartford/Manchester, CT
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • New Haven, CT
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Orange County, CA
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Richmond, VA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Stockton, CA
  • Washington, D.C.

How to apply

Express Drive is only available in the United States.
You must meet Lyft's driver requirements and be 25+ years old to rent a vehicle with Express Drive.
If you meet those requirements, you’ll then:
  1. Tap ‘Apply for Express Drive’ below.
  2. Select an appointment date.
  3. Choose your mileage plan.
  4. Complete the rental agreement.
  5. Submit your rental deposit.
  6. Pick up your vehicle.

Ride requirements

You must complete at least 20 rides per week to remain in good standing and renew your rental with Flexdrive or Hertz.
Your first week’s ride minimum is prorated. This means you may not have to complete all 20 rides in a week, depending on the day you pick up your rental vehicle.

Vehicle availability

Vehicles are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on their availability.
If no vehicles are available when you try to schedule your appointment, you're still approved to rent with Express Drive.
Check the ‘Your Vehicles’ tab daily to see when vehicles become available. We update pickup dates for new appointments every night at midnight.
Make and model availability
The type of vehicle you get depends on availability at each rental location. We can’t guarantee a specific vehicle will be available before pickup.
Based on your city, electric vehicles, SUVs, and hybrids may be available.

Your costs

You’ll pay a refundable deposit to rent a vehicle through Express Drive. You won’t pay for any other costs upfront when you pick up the vehicle.
Your earnings as a Lyft driver will cover your rental costs. If your earnings don’t cover your weekly rental costs, we’ll charge the card on file.
When you return your vehicle, you’ll receive a full refund of your deposit within 3 weeks as long as rental-related fees, damages, and tolls have been covered.
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