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When is the cheapest time of day to get a Lyft car ride?

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3447 Driver Driver Rider
 Posted 2 years, 7 months ago

The Guru Take


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     1 year ago

    Well, basic economics says that Lyft will be cheapest during off-peak times, so avoid rush hours or closing time at the bars.

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     1 year ago

    My ride into work using Lyft is always more expensive than the ride home please explain.

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      1202 Driver Rider Guru
       1 year ago

      For your trips out to work, it's likely that the demand is higher.  The price fluctuates due to Uber and Lyft's new pricing methods. (See exception under the Guru answer)

      Uber and Lyft do not always disclose "surges" or "high-demand" pricing to the users anymore, so they quote you a price for your particular route and particular time. I would imagine the demand on the way to work is higher for you.

      The generic public often has to be at work between 8 and 9AM, but there is a larger window for getting off work, say between 3 and 6. That may attribute to the difference.