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Airports Where Lyft Pickup is Allowed

If you travel quite a bit, chances are you’re at least occasionally using Lyft for airport rides. Lyft is available in just 206 cities across 32 states. I’ve always had a great experience using Lyft and would definitely recommend keeping the app on your phone. For starters, there are times when Uber may not be available or surge pricing is especially high. Lyft might also 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. Furthermore, with rideshare apps not always being treated the same by airport authorities, it’s best not to rely too heavily on one service. So at which airports are Lyft drivers allowed to pick up passengers? 

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 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. Being able to use a rideshare service like Lyft at Mccarran airport would have been particularly convenient in that scenario.

Lyft is growing much slower than Uber, though their services have continued to expand to major airports. Hopefully, there will be a time when Lyft services as many airports as Uber. Meanwhile, I will update this page as more airports begin allowing Lyft pickups. If you don’t have a Lyft account yet, you can earn $20 towards your first ride by using my Lyft referral linkWhile you’re at it, be sure to also check out Airports Where Uber Pickup is Allowed.

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Ariana Arghandewal

4 Comments

  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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