Lyft's Priority Mode for drivers

Updated: Jan 11

Lyft's Priority Mode gives drivers access to ride requests over other drivers. Reducing the wait time for drivers who choose to opt in.

How Priority Mode Works 

  • Choose when to turn it on: You can control when to turn priority mode on — it’s optional to use and you can still go online at any time without using it. You’ll get access to a few priority hours every week.

  • Use it on when it’s available: We limit the number of drivers who can use priority mode at any given time — check back at another time if it's unavailable.

  • Priority access to ride requests: Priority mode helps decrease time in between ride requests. You’ll get ride requests before other drivers without priority so you can maximize your time on the road.  

Priority Mode will not be available at airports so it won't affect how the queue moves. It's also only available to drivers who accept all ride types and rates will only apply to standard rides. However, you could still receive requests for Lyft XL, Lux,Lux Black, or Lux XL Black.

This new feature launches August 24, 2020 in Miami, Austin, and Toronto. But, Lyft hopes to extend it to other markets soon.



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