Lyft Subscription Plan Rolls Out With All-Access Service

Irving Hamilton
October 17, 2018

Lyft's argument for the subscription is that its plan is cheaper than owning a vehicle (paying for gas, maintenance and insurance a month).

The app-based rideshare service Lyft just officially launched a new "All-Access" subscription plan that could save frequent riders some money. On the bright side, if any individual ride exceeds the $15 value, you'll simply be asked to cough up the difference. A 5 percent discount applies to any rides beyond the included 30, but unused ones don't carry over to the next month.

Gary Gastelu is's Automotive Editor. To break even, you would need to take 20 $15 rides each month.

Subscribers also get five percent off additional rides, an added perk. With it, folks who know they use Lyft frequently can pay $300 per month, which will set a specific per-ride price throughout the stretch of time, and avoid having to pay for each individual ride. Available to everyone in the U.S. by the end of the week, Lyft's All-Access Plan lets you plunk down a chunk of change each month for access to "free" rides.

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Lyft says the plan is valid for rides taken anywhere in the USA where the company operates, and that everyone should have access to the plan before the end of the week.

This sounds like a pretty solid deal, at least saving $150 if a rider actually uses the service for 30 days.

That's a enormous amount to pay per month, but Lyft is wagering that it's ultimately less expensive than owning and maintaining a auto.

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