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How to schedule a Lyft on the mobile app to book a future ride in advance

How to schedule a Lyft on the mobile app to book a future ride in advance
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You can schedule a Lyft ride in advance with a pick up time, location, and destination.

  • It's easy to schedule a Lyft from the mobile app of your iPhone or Android phone, which allows riders to book a ride in advance.
  • You can schedule your desired pick up time, location, and destination, and a Lyft driver will pick you up within 10 minutes of the time you booked.
  • If you no longer need the scheduled Lyft, or need to change the pick up or drop-off destination, the company allows you to cancel or update without a fee if you haven't yet matched with a driver.
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Lyft introduced a way for its riders to schedule rides in advance just over 3 years ago.

Since the feature rolled out in San Francisco in 2016, most metropolitan cities have the feature today as a way to, for example, leave for the airport on time or to beat the traffic on a busy workday.

If you no longer need the scheduled Lyft, or need to change the pick up or drop-off destination, the company allows you to cancel or update without a fee.

Scheduling a Lyft is easy, too, and can be done in just a few steps.

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How to schedule a Lyft using the mobile app

1. First, launch the Lyft app on your iPhone or Android phone.

2. Type in your scheduled destination under "Where are you going?"

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Open Lyft and type in your scheduled destination.

3. Once you've selected your destination, tap "Schedule" (the icon resembling a calendar) right above the "Select Lyft" button.

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Tap the Schedule icon near the bottom of the screen.

4. Next, make sure your pick-up location is accurate, then tap "Confirm pickup."

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Confirm your pick-up location before moving on.

5. Then select the date and time you wish to schedule your Lyft ride by toggling through the options. You can schedule a Lyft up to a week in advance. A driver will come pick you up within 10 minutes of your scheduled time.

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Select a date and time to schedule your Lyft ride.

6. Make sure your pick-up location, date and time, and type of Lyft are correct before tapping "Schedule" - if so, tap "Schedule" and pay.

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Tap "Schedule" to ensure a Lyft will pick you up at your desired place and time.

You can cancel or update your scheduled ride at any time before you are matched with a driver without a fee.

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