Tips for delivering with Uber
Learn about becoming a top-rated delivery partner with Uber and how to earn more throughout the day.
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Hot places and times to deliver
Bicycle delivery area
There are hundreds of restaurants spread across the bicycle service area. The map above shows where bicycle delivery with Uber is currently available.
The majority of demand occurs during lunch (11am-2pm) and dinner (5pm-9pm).
Vehicle delivery area
There are hundreds of restaurants spread across the vehicle service area. The map above shows where vehicle delivery with Uber is currently available.
You will receive your earnings via direct deposit every Thursday for the previous Monday-Monday of delivering with Uber. You can also make every day a payday with Instant Pay.
Understand incentives and promotions
As a delivery partner you may be eligible for earnings incentives and weekly promotions. Understanding how these work can increase your earnings.
You can conserve gas by parking your vehicle while waiting for requests. The maps and tips above identify high-demand locations to park.
You don't need a car for delivery. Bike delivery partners are welcome, too! See below for details.
Earn on your own time
Here’s how your fare is calculated
Pick up the order
$2.00 per trip (NYC)
$3.50 per trip (Westchester/Nassau)
$2.00 per trip (Suffolk)
$4.50 per trip (Hamptons)
Tap to accept a request, then the app will display guidance options for how to get to the restaurant. You may want to take your phone with you to confirm the order number.
Drive to destination
$1.30 per mile (NYC)
$1.15 per mile (Westchester/Nassau)
$0.80 per mile (Suffolk)
$1.50 per mile (Hamptons)
Swipe to "Begin Trip" then the app will display guidance options for how to get to the dropoff destination.²
Drop off the order
$1.00 per trip (NYC)
$1.50 per trip (Westchester/Nassau)
$0.60 per trip (Suffolk)
$2.00 per trip (Hamptons)
Look for information about where to meet the customer curbside. You can always call the customer if you have trouble finding them.
These rates are reduced by a percentage determined when you signed up to provide delivery services. If you have questions about the percentage applied, contact support through your driver app.
Deliver with a vehicle and bike
Requirements to deliver in New York City
Requirements for drivers
- At least 19 years old
- Have a 2-door or 4-door car made 1999 or after
- Have a valid driver's license, vehicle insurance and vehicle registration
Requirements for cyclists
- At least 18 years old
- Have a state-issued ID
- When signing up be sure to choose 'Biking' under transportation method.
Great service deserves to be rewarded
Uber Eats customers have the option to tip in-app after the delivery is made. 100% of the tips are yours to keep —zero service fees applied, always. Tipping is now available to all U.S. and Canadian delivery partners.
¹ *These are only the busiest areas. There are hundreds of restaurants spread across the entire service area.
² Subject to Uber fee. Per mile calculation based on fastest route between pickup and drop off locations.