Where are the best areas to drive for Lyft or Uber in Philadelphia?
If you’re driving rideshare in Philly, you’re likely to find a lot of riders near:
- Center City – Avenue of the Arts (Broad Street), Rittenhouse Square, and 30th Street Station
- West Philadelphia (insert Fresh Prince joke here) – Baltimore Ave
- Manayunk – Main Street
- University City – Univ. of Penn | Drexel University
- South Philly – Sports Complex – Lincoln Financial Field (Eagles games) | Wells Fargo Center (Flyers games)
- King of Prussia Mall
Some other Philadelphia Lyft and Uber rideshare hotspots are Northern Liberties, Old City, SugarHouse Casino, and the Delaware River Waterfront (Morgan’s Pier). Plenty of riders can also be found in Cedar Park, Fairmount, and Fishtown.
Overall, the city is busier than the suburbs on both Lyft and Uber. Uber is still busier than Lyft in the suburbs, but Lyft is quickly catching up. If you find yourself in the suburbs and it’s dead, you can always use the destination setting in the app (rides towards a specific direction) to get you a rider going back to the city or the airport. Uber lets you use this feature twice daily, but Lyft allows six uses per day.