With Lyft serving as SXSW’s official rideshare partner, drivers like you get the VIP treatment: an exclusive drop-off zone, free gifts for passengers, and much more. Here’s how to make the most of it.
Use Lyft’s Exclusive Access Zone
Events run nearly 24/7 from March 11-20. For smoother rides, stick to our drop-off zone. It’s the closest one to the festival, giving passengers yet another reason to choose Lyft. You can access it from 7 AM-7 PM daily, as long as your square Lyft emblem is displayed.
Read Up on Road Closures
Rainey, Red River, and Sixth Streets are restricted for most of the festival, with additional closures expected for the Obamas’ visit. You’ll also want to avoid the transit priority lanes on Guadalupe and Lavaca.
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Stop by our SXSW HQ This Week
We have free snacks, drinks, and Austin maps available for your passengers. Stock your car with goodies, and you can expect higher tips.
1-3 PM from March 11-13
10 AM-4 PM from March 14-18
1021 E. 7th St. in Austin
Stay Weird, Stay Safe
Remember to keep your passengers’ information private, and use our 24/7 Critical Response Line for emergencies. Save 855-865-9553 in your phone now, and read up on our damage policy, just in case.