Airports Where Lyft Pickup is Allowed

My post on Airports Where Uber Pickup is Allowed has been so popular, I wanted to follow it up with a list of airports where Lyft pickup is allowed. Lyft is available in just 206 cities across 32 states, but I’ve always had a great experience using the service and would absolutely recommend keeping the Lyft app on your phone. For starters, there are times when Uber may not be available or surge pricing is especially high – Lyft might be cheaper and you might have credits to cover the fare. In addition, Lyft beat Uber to the punch in getting approved for pickups and drop-offs at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport. With rideshare apps not necessarily being treated the same by airport authorities, it’s best not to rely too heavily on one service.

Airports where Lyft pickup is allowed

While researching airports where Lyft pickups are allowed, I was quite surprised to find that Lyft has two pages listing this information. I was consequently able to use this information to generate a single list of airports where Lyft pickup is allowed:

Some airports have specific rules about where passengers can be picked up and dropped off by Lyft drivers. For example, at Las Vegas McCarran International Airport, Lyft passengers must meet their drivers in a designated parking garage. Terminal 1 passengers get picked up on Level 2M while Terminal 3 passengers meet their drivers on the Valet Level. Meanwhile, Lyft passengers dropping off a rental car at the McCarran Rental Car Center get picked up on the far left lane next to the Taxi loading area. Lyft drop-offs at McCarran International Airport are much simpler: Passengers are dropped off in the departure area, just like any other ride.

The one time I rented a car at McCarran International, getting to the rental center was especially inconvenient and time-consuming. I would have been better off walking to my destination. Being able to use a rideshare service like Lyft would have been particularly convenient in that scenario.

Lyft is growing slower than Uber, but their services have continued to expand to major airports. Hopefully, there will be a time when Lyft services as many airports as Uber. In the meantime, I will update this page as more airports get approved for Lyft pickup. If you don’t have a Lyft account yet, you can earn $20 towards your first ride by using my Lyft referral link.

Have you used Lyft for airport pickups? Which airport are you hoping Lyft expands to next?

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Ariana Arghandewal


  1. I haven’t used Lyft but I’ve had no problems using Ubervat airports they’re not supposed to visit. The Uber cars don’t look any different from a friend picking you up or dropping you off.

    • My Uber driver in Chicago almost got busted dropping me off and in Hong Kong there was a long walk to get to an area where the driver could pick us up without getting into trouble. It’s so much more convenient when drivers can pick you up and drop you off legally without the threat of a fine.

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