How the Lyft Rides Program Works

Lyft Duke Off-Campus Map
Duke Off-Campus Map
Through a program with Lyft, select Duke University departments will cover the transportation costs, up to a set dollar amount, of certain Lyft rides that Duke students and employees can take to and from the following designated locations:
  1. Duke Lemur Center: 3705 Erwin Road
  2. Duke Campus Farm: 4934 Friends School Rd
  3. Duke Forest Shepherd Nature Trail: NC-751 (students only)

We now have two ways to ride: Lyft Pass promo code or Lyft Pass recurring credits. Both types of ride must meet the following conditions:

  • The ride must begin on West Campus at the Bryan Center bus stop on Science Drive (2335+46 Durham, North Carolina) end at a designated location (listed above) or vice versa.  Passengers returning from the locations above will be dropped off at the Bryan Center bus stop on Science Drive.
  • Rides must be completed in the Lyft app using the promo code that is provided upon the rider accepting the Waiver and Release.  All passengers in the Lyft Ride Program vehicle must have accepted and signed the Waiver and Release.
  • The program operates Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. You will not be able to request a ride to/from the above locations outside of these times.
  • Guest requiring an accessible vehicle should contact Duke Transit at (919) 684-2218.

Get Started

  1. Get the App
    Download the Lyft app for iOS or Android. Already have the Lyft app? Go straight to step 3!
  2. Create Your Account
    Set up a Lyft account with your @duke.edu email address. You'll need to add a credit card to cover any tips to the driver.
  3. Submit Your Info
    Enter the promo code in the Lyft Pass section of the ‘Payment’ tab in the app menu.  

Using your Program Credits

  1. You MUST digitally sign the waiver that your program emailed to you, introducing you to the program.
  2. Get the App
    Download the Lyft app for iOS or Android. Already have the Lyft app? Go straight to step 4!
  3. Create Your Account
    Set up a Lyft account with your @duke email address.
  4. Be on the lookout in your Duke email inbox for an invitation from Lyft Business.

Simply follow the steps in the email to join each program and receive the discount on eligible rides! The email will contain all the information about your Program’s ride restrictions.

As with codes:

  • The ride must begin on West Campus at the Bryan Center bus stop on Science Drive (2335+46 Durham, North Carolina) end at a designated location or vice versa. Passengers returning from the locations above will be dropped off at the Bryan Center bus stop on Science Drive.