50 Lyft Statistics and Facts (2020) | By the Numbers

Lyft Statistics and Facts

Here are a few of the most interesting Lyft statistics and facts I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.
Lyft Statistics and Facts
With the industry rock star Uber getting most of the ride-sharing attention in the US, it is easy to sometimes overlook their competitors. That would be a mistake in the case of Lyft. While not as big as Uber, the San Francisco company has put up some substantial numbers in its 6 years of existence.

Lyft Facts

What is Lyft?

Need a lift? Use Lyft to get an affordable ride in minutes. Instead of hailing a cab or waiting for the bus, just request a car with the tap of a button, and get picked up by a nearby friendly driver who’ll take you to your destination right away. Enjoy a welcoming, affordable, and memorable ride today. (source)

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Lyft Statistics

How many people use Lyft?

30 million riders

Last updated 8/7/19

How many drivers does Lyft have?

2 million

Last updated 8/7/19

How many rides has Lyft given?

1 billion rides

Last updated 9/18/18

How many rides does Lyft give a day?:

over 1 million rides per day

Last updated 7/5/17

Lyft's US market share:


Last updated 6/28/18

Average number of quarterly Lyft rides:

178.4 million

Last updated 1/1/19

Number of Lyft rides given by year:

Lyft revenue:

Lyft net loss (annual):

Lyft total bookings (annual):

Number of Lyft riders (quarterly):

  • Q4 2019: 22.9 million active riders
  • Q3 2019: 22.314 million
  • Q2 2019: 21.8 million
  • Q1 2019: 20.5 million
  • Q4 2018: 18.6 million
  • Q3 2018: 17.4 million
  • Q2 2018: 15.5 million
  • Q1 2018: 14 million
  • Q4 2017: 12.6 million
  • Q3 2017: 11.4 million
  • Q2 2017: 9.4 million
  • Q1 2017 8.1 million
  • Q4 2016: 6.6 million
  • Q3 2016: 5.7 million
  • Q2 2016: 4.5 million
  • Q1 2016: 3.5 million


Number of Lyft rides (quarterly):

  • Q4 2018: 178.4 million rides
  • Q3 2018: 162.2 million
  • Q2 2018: 146.3 million
  • Q1 2018: 132.5 million
  • Q4 2017: 116.3 million
  • Q3 2017: 103.1 million
  • Q2 2017: 85.8 million
  • Q1 2017: 70.4 million
  • Q4 2016: 52.6 million
  • Q3 2016: 44.3 million
  • Q2 2016: 36.5 million
  • Q1 2016: 29 million


Lyft's revenue per active rider:


Last updated 10/30/19

Lyft's reported value:

$15.1 billion

Last updated 6/28/18

Number of Lyft employees:

5,500 employees

Last updated 1/29/20

Amount that Lyft has reportedly raised in funding to date:

$5.1 billion
Last updated 6/28/18

Percentage of the US that Lyft can pick up customers in:


Last updated 10/19/17

Reported average amount that Lyft drivers earn before expenses:


Last updated 4/16/18

Number of rides given as gifts with a Lyft gift card:


Last updated 9/18/18

Number of Lyft shared rides to date:

233 million

Last updated 9/18/18

Number of Lyft app installs to date:

65 million

Last updated 3/1/19

Amount that Lyft raised in their IPO:

$2 billion

Number of self-driving ride miles Lyft and Aptiv have given:


Last updated 5/31/19

Amount Lyft drivers have earned in tips to date:

$500 million

Last updated 4/16/18

Number of Lyft rides that have been rounded up for charity:

20 million

Last updated 11/19/18

Number of rides Lyft has given to airports:

76 million

Last updated 9/18/18

Longest Lyft ride to date:

Denver, CO to Sioux City, IA (639 miles)

Last updated 9/18/18

Percentage of Lyft rides that occur in the winter:


Last updated 9/18/18

Most rides taken by a single Lyft rider:


Last updated 9/18/18

Most rides given by a single Lyft driver:


Last updated 9/18/18

Number of Lyft rides during happy hour all time:

88 million

Last updated 9/18/18

Number of U.S. states Lyft is available in:

All 50 states

Percentage of Lyft executives that are women (director level and above):


Last updated 1/22/15

Percentage of Lyft riders that are women:


Last updated 1/22/15

Percentage of Lyft drivers that are women:


Last updated 1/22/15

Amount that General Motors has reportedly invested in Lyft:

$500 million

Last updated 1/4/16

Average number of daily downloads of the Lyft app:


Last updated 4/6/16

Percentage of Lyft riders that also use Uber:


Last updated 4/6/16

Number of markets Lyft performs at least 250,000 rides per month in:

17 markets

Last updated 8/2/16

Number of rides Lyft has given in New York City:

100 million

Last updated 8/2/16

Percentage of Lyft drivers that are satisfied with their experience:


Last updated 1/18/17

Percentage of Lyft rides in NYC in 2015 that were carpools:


Estimated number of Lyft Line rides given daily in NYC:

12,7000 rides

Number of cities Lyft is available in the US and Canada:

300 cities

Last updated 10/30/19

Lyft's net ride value:

$2 billion

Last updated 8/2/16

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