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Santa Maria Airport (SMX)

Instructions for drivers

Riders at SMX can request Uber when leaving the airport. Learn how to receive these trip requests and cash in on the action.

Pickups at SMX

How pickup requests work

Santa Maria Airport (SMX) is now approved for Uber drop-offs and pickups. Each airport has it’s own unique rules and regulations, so make sure to read these before heading over to Santa Maria Airport.

  • Pickup and drop-off in the designated areas at the airport. You don’t have to wait in a holding lot, just make sure your rider is ready to go–idling by the curb is prohibited.
  • Display your trade dress on both the front and rear windshields–you don’t need a permit for this airport, but you will need a prearranged waybill for every trip–it's in your app.
  • Have your proof of insurance, driver license, and registration handy. Airport officials may ask to see these documents and your prearranged waybill.

Riders will be charged a $2.50 airport surcharge. This will be included automatically in their fare and does not affect your earnings. And just as a reminder, if you’re not on a trip please don’t idle by the curb.

**We're currently working with airports around Southern California for Transportation Network Company (TNC) permits. We'll be sure to keep partners updated as we make progress.

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