Passengers cannot request a specific driver or car, but they can request a Lyft XL to be guaranteed a larger vehicle.
Becoming a Lyft XL driver
Lyft XL rides are just like regular rides, but with more passengers and more pay.
If you have a car that fits at least five passengers, then this is the program for you. As part of Lyft's Health Safety Commitment, the front passenger seat must remain empty.
Keep in mind that you are only approved to drive one vehicle at a time on the platform. If your bigger car is not the one on your profile, follow these steps to switch your vehicle.
If you have a qualifying vehicle, here's how to receive XL rides:
- Open the Lyft Driver app, then tap your profile photo in the top left corner
- Tap 'Driver Dashboard'
- Tap the 'Vehicles' tab
- Tap the arrow on 'Ride preferences'
- Select the ride types you want
- Note that you'll only receive ride requests that you're eligible for and that are available in your region
If you have a larger vehicle (with at least seven seat belts, including yours), and haven't been receiving Lyft XL requests, please send us a message by tapping 'Contact Support' below to ensure that you've been opted in.
Passengers pay a higher rate for Lyft XL rides, so you'll receive that higher rate. Lyft XL rates vary by region, so check the rates for your area on the Cities page.
Lyft XL ride requests
Any passenger can request a Lyft XL ride, regardless of the size of their group. Be ready to fill all of those seats, though! And, as always, you should never drive a group of passengers whose group exceeds the number of seat belts in your car.
In order to keep you busy, we'll still dispatch regular requests to you, but only if there aren't also Lyft XL requests being made.