Lyft Cash lets you add money to your Lyft account to pay for rides. Using Lyft Cash as a payment method helps you plan ahead and easily budget for your Lyft rides.
Lyft Cash isn’t available to all riders yet, including riders in Canada.
Set up Lyft Cash as a payment method in the 'Payment' tab in your Lyft app. When you add money or a gift card to your Lyft Cash balance, it's ready to use immediately.
Your default payment method will be charged if your Lyft Cash balance doesn’t cover the full cost of a ride. If you want your Lyft Cash to cover the entire ride cost, add to your balance by going to the ‘Payments’ tab and selecting ‘+ Add cash’.
If you don't want to use Lyft Cash, you can turn it off in the 'Ride payment' section when requesting a ride.
Turning on Lyft Cash on your personal profile won’t affect the default payment method on your business profile.
Changing your payment method
If you’d like to change your payment method, you can do so during ride selection:
Tap the 'Personal' or 'Business' at the bottom left side of the screen
Choose your payment method.
Tap ‘Done’ in the upper right side of the screen.
If your only payment method is Lyft Cash, you won't be able to select a different payment method.
Lyft Cash can’t be used for all Lyft charges, such as lost & found fees, damage fees, and gift cards.
You can add Lyft Cash to your account or set up automatic refills. Setting up 'Auto refill' will add cash to your account when your balance falls below $15.
To add Lyft Cash in the Lyft app:
Open the app menu and tap 'Payment'.
Tap ‘+ Add cash' and Select the amount you want to add.
'Auto refill' is turned on by default. Tap the slider to turn it off if you don't want your balance to refill automatically.
Tap ‘Check out’.
Select the payment method you want to use to add Lyft Cash.
Supported payment methods
You can add to your Lyft Cash balance with the following payment methods:
You can’t add to your balance using commuter cards, Venmo, Apple Pay, Google Pay, or PayPal.
Digital gift cards sent through email include a link that adds the gift card to your account.
To manually add retail or a digital gift card codes to your Lyft Cash balance in the Lyft app:
Tap the menu icon in the top left corner.
Tap the Gift card icon.*
Enter the gift card code and PIN.
*If you don’t see the gift card icon, tap ‘Payment’ in the menu, then tap the Gift card icon.
You can manage your Lyft Cash settings in your Lyft app.
Open the menu and tap 'Payment.'
Tap ‘Auto refill’
Tap the slider next to ‘Auto refill’ to turn it on or off.
Tap the amount you want to refill when your balance falls below $15.
Select the payment method you want to use for your automatic refills.
Change auto refill amount:
Follow steps 1-3 above.
Tap the amount to automatically refill.
Review the payment method for automatic refills and tap ‘Save.’
Update Lyft Cash payment method:
Follow steps 1-3 listed above. Tap on the desired amount to automatically refill. Review the payment method being used to fund automatic refills and tap ‘Save’.
To update your Lyft Cash payment method in your app:
Open the app menu and tap 'Payment.'
Under the ‘Lyft Cash’ section, tap the arrow on the right side of your payment method.
Select the payment method you want to use for refilling your Lyft Cash.