Lyft driver requirements

Updated: Jan 22

You must meet all of the following requirements to become a Lyft driver. Some cities may have slightly different requirements for the model year of your car.

Lyft Driver Requirements

  • You must be at least 21 years old

  • Lyft car requirements: 4-door car that is year 2006 or newer and seats 4 passengers.

  • Complete a vehicle inspection that covers mechanical and cosmetic condition

  • You must have in-state insurance with your name on the policy

  • Must have an in-state US driver’s license and one full year of US driving experience

  • In-state plates with a current registration

  • Pass a background check and a driving record check

  • Own a smartphone: iPhone 5s or newer running iOS 11+, Android devices running 7+

  • Comply with any local regulations in your area

Requirements for each service Lyft offers

| Lyft Standard | Lyft Xl | Lyft Lux |

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