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Lyft Rideshare Partnership

Learn about ridesharing services available from Lyft for the UC San Diego community.

Lyft is designed to provide convenient and efficient transportation solutions, including safe and reliable rides in hundreds of cites. As part of the partnership, UC San Diego students, faculty, staff and community members will have access to several services that support and benefit the University community. 

To participate in these programs and to qualify for partnership benefits be sure to create a Lyft Business Profile with your @ucsd.edu email address.

To get started:
  1. Go to https://www.lyft.com/business-profiles
  2. Enter your @ucsd.edu email address and click 'next'
Students, faculty, staff, and affiliates will receive a $15 free ride credit when they set up their @ucsd.edu Lyft business profile. The ride credit expires after two weeks. To ensure you are able to take advantage of the ride credit, register when you are ready to begin using the service.

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Business Travel

Save time and simplify travel by creating a Lyft Business Profile with your @ucsd.edu email address. Employees can expense rides with ease by selecting their preferred payment method for trips, routing business ride receipts directly to their work inbox, and switching easily between personal and professional rides. New activations receive $15 in personal ride credit! See demo.

lyft events


With Lyft Events, departments can ensure University guests have a convenient ride to and from local University sponsored events. How Lyft events work: set up your event, provide the unique event code to guests, and on the day of the event guests can use the promo code for a department funded Lyft ride. For more information see Lyft Events.

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With the Concierge platform, departments can remotely request rides for anyone from employees and guests to students. It is a convenient way to support business transportation needs, with no app or smartphone required. Rides can be requested on demand, or scheduled days in advance. To request Concierge access, please send your request to ASK (login required) and describe how your department will use rideshare services to conduct University business (excludes employees on 'travel status').

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Safe Rides

The Associated Students have teamed up with Lyft to provide safe rides home for students. The Safe Rides program provides subsidized transportation to students who link their @ucsd.edu email address with a Lyft account. Students can unlock 2 free rides (up to $10 each) per quarter and use the Lyft app to arrange for rides that begin or end within the geofenced areas during the hours of 9 p.m. - 3 a.m. For more details visit UC San Diego Safe Rides.

lyft flex


To complement existing alternative commuting programs and reduce parking congestion, employees and students can now participate in the Lyft FLEX program. Lyft FLEX plans include:
Lyft FLEX 195
  • $180 = $195 Lyft credit
  • 5 free days of parking
Lyft FLEX 390
  • $360 = $390 Lyft credit
  • 10 free days of parking

Lyft FLEX credit can be purchased online through UC San Diego  Transportation Services.

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Friends & Family

Lyft is providing $5 off one ride for Friends and Family of UC San Diego (new users only). Offer the Friends and Family promotion to visiting parents, guests headed to or from the airport, or as encouragement to use rideshare services to attend campus and sporting events. To download the code, visit: UC San Diego | Lyft Friends & Family

Note: this page has a friendly link that is easy to remember: http://blink.ucsd.edu/go/lyft