New York City Lyft Rates

You can currently choose from 4 different car services in NYC.

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Lyft

Initial cost: $2.55
Service fee: $0
Price per minute: $0.35
Price per mile: $1.75
Minimum fare: $8
Maximum fare: $500
Cancellation fee: $10
- Scheduled Rides: $10

fits 4 passengers

Lyft Plus

Initial cost: $3.85
Service fee: $0
Price per minute: $0.50
Price per mile: $2.85
Minimum fare: $10.50
Maximum fare: $500
Cancellation fee: $10
- Scheduled Rides: $10

for up to 6 riders

Premier

Initial cost: $7
Service fee: $0
Price per minute: $0.65
Price per mile: $3.75
Minimum fare: $15
Maximum fare: $500
Cancellation fee: $10
- Scheduled Rides: $10

up to 6 passengers

Lyft Line

Initial cost: $2.55
Service fee: $0
Price per minute: $0.35
Price per mile: $1.75
Minimum fare: $8
Maximum fare: $500
Cancellation fee: $5
- Scheduled Rides: $10

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Airport Information

Lyft can pick up and drop off passengers at EWR, LGA (LaGuardia) and JFK.

Other coverage areas in New York:

Suffolk County Southampton

You should also know...

Applicable surcharges and tolls may also be added to your fare. The maximum fare (based on cost per minute and mile but excludes any applicable Prime Time) is $500. Return tolls will be added to westbound trips through or across the Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge & Outerbridge Crossing. $20 surcharge will be added to all trips between New York and New Jersey, inclusive of tolls.

Here are the 15 most recent price/car service changes to New York City since December 2016:


#Change When
1Premier price per minute increased from $0.64 to $0.65 ($0.01 higher)1/23/2017
2Premier price per mile decreased from $3.77 to $3.75 ($0.02 lower)1/23/2017
3Plus price per mile decreased from $2.97 to $2.85 ($0.12 lower)1/23/2017
4Plus minimum ride cost decreased from $12 to $10.50 ($1.50 lower)1/23/2017
5Plus initial ride cost raised from $3.50 to $3.85 ($0.35 increase)1/23/2017
6Standard price per mile decreased from $1.79 to $1.75 ($0.04 lower)1/23/2017
7Standard initial ride cost raised from $2.50 to $2.55 ($0.05 increase)1/23/2017
8Line price per mile decreased from $1.79 to $1.75 ($0.04 lower)1/23/2017
9Line minimum ride cost increased from $6 to $8 ($2 higher)1/23/2017
10Line initial ride cost raised from $2.50 to $2.55 ($0.05 increase)1/23/2017
11New car option! Premier is now available in New York City, NY7/7/2016
12Line price per minute decreased from $0.40 to $0.35 ($0.05 lower)2/4/2016
13Line price per mile decreased from $2.15 to $1.79 ($0.36 lower)2/4/2016
14Line initial ride cost lowered from $3 to $2.50 ($0.50 decrease)2/4/2016
15Plus price per minute decreased from $0.60 to $0.50 ($0.10 lower)2/1/2016