Lyft's ride modes for riders

Updated: Jan 8

Below is a list of different type of ride modes Lyft offers riders

Standard rides:

  • Lyft: Standard Lyft car for up to 3* riders

  • Shared: Share a car with riders headed in the same direction at a discounted price

  • Shared Saver: Walk a short distance to a Shared ride pickup location for the lowest price

  • Wait & Save: Lock in a lower price when it’s busy — it’s our most affordable personal ride. Once you request a ride, there's a longer wait so we can pair you with the best driver for your route and pickup spot. Wait & Save is currently a pilot and is not available in all markets.

  • Priority Pickup: Get a faster pickup at a slightly higher price

  • Preferred: Standard Lyft ride for up to 3* riders. Take a ride with a top-rated driver in a newer, spacious car. Preferred is currently a pilot and is not available in all markets

Note: Wait & Save, Priority Pickups, and Preferred rides are currently only available in some areas.


  • Lux: Luxury car for up to 3* riders

  • Lux Black: Premium black car service with leather seats for up to 3* riders

Extra seats:

  • Lyft XL: SUV for up to 5* riders

  • Lux Black XL: Premium black SUV with leather seats for up to 5* riders

Other modes:

  • Scooter: Compact scooter for a single rider

  • Bikes: Reserve and rent single rider bikes

  • Car Seat: Vehicle fitted with a child’s car seat

  • Wheelchair accessible: Set your app to enable accessibility needs. Learn more.



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