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In the UK

With millions of riders all over the world, Uber is a great way to make money — but first you need a license to operate in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Bristol and other cities in the UK.


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Popular Jurisdictions

Set out below is a list of the local council authorities where many Uber partner-drivers have chosen to obtain their private hire driver licence in the UK. The time and costs required to obtain a licence vary by council, as shown by the estimates set out below.

Please note that the estimated times listed below, whilst generally accurate in our experience, are indicative only and are subject to change depending on current levels of demand.

To learn more about getting a license in London, click here.

Area nameTotal estimated cost of obtaining a PHDLTotal estimated time to obtain a PHDLTotal estimated cost of obtaining a PHVLTotal estimated time to obtain a PHVLExplore more on partner websitesFind a step-by-step process
Bath and North East Somerset£32412 Weeks£2312 WeeksRead more
Birmingham City£26424 weeks£1401 WeekRead moreProcess
Blaby£5078 Weeks£2204 WeeksRead more
Bolton£84012 Weeks£1971 WeekRead more
Bradford£35012 Weeks£1882 WeeksRead moreProcess
Brighton & Hove£111240 weeks£1342 weeksRead moreProcess
Bristol City£73224 weeks£812 WeeksRead more
Bury£34811 Weeks£2582 WeeksRead more
Calderdale£30110 Weeks£2322 WeeksRead more
Cambridge£4848 weeks£2703 weeksRead more
Cardiff£60612 weeks£1352 weeksRead more
Charnwood£49722 Weeks£2152 WeeksRead more
Cheshire West & Chester£6127 Weeks£2422 WeeksRead more
County Durham£22810 Weeks£2141 WeekRead more
Derby£35010 Weeks£812 WeeksRead more
Dudley£43112 Weeks£823 WeeksRead more
Edinburgh£1478 WeeksRead more
Fareham£4768 Weeks£1851 WeekRead more
Glasgow£16216 WeeksRead more
Kirklees£45012 Weeks£2371 WeekRead more
Knowsley£4298 Weeks£2052 WeeksRead more
Leeds City£48528 Weeks£2401 WeekRead moreProcess
Leicester£48528 Weeks£2681 WeekRead more
Liverpool City£5454 Weeks£1752 WeeksRead moreProcess
Manchester City£50326 Weeks£2811 WeekRead more
Newcastle upon Tyne£2008 Weeks£2801 WeekRead moreProcess
Newcastle-under-Lyme£48915 Weeks£2901 WeekRead more
Newport£2528 weeks£1761 WeekRead moreProcess
North Somerset£60612 Weeks£1352 WeeksRead more
Nottingham£48912 Weeks£3032 WeeksRead more
Oldham£43210 Weeks£2282 WeeksRead moreProcess
Portsmouth£3868 weeks£1782 weeksRead moreProcess
Rochdale£44510 Weeks£3392 WeeksRead moreProcess
Rotherham£51514 weeks£1782 weeksRead moreProcess
Salford£3108 Weeks£2461 WeekRead more
Sefton£4364 Weeks£1752 WeeksRead moreProcess
Sheffield City£45120 Weeks£1752 WeeksRead moreProcess
Solihull£35912 Weeks£1501 WeekRead more
South Cambridgeshire£42011 Weeks£1151-2 DaysRead moreProcess
South Gloucestershire£39510 weeks£2921 weekRead moreProcess
Southampton£6967 weeks£1601 WeekRead moreProcess
St Helens£5984 Weeks£1451 WeekRead more
Stockport£35110 Weeks£2402 WeeksRead moreProcess
Stoke-on-Trent£89517 Weeks£3031 WeekRead more
Sunderland£2388 Weeks£3341 WeekRead more
Tameside£50012 Weeks£2272 WeeksRead moreProcess
Trafford£302104 Weeks£2481 WeekRead more
Wakefield£49515 Weeks£2914 WeeksRead more
Walsall£35210 Weeks£2452 WeeksRead more
Wigan£38015 Weeks£2932 WeeksRead moreProcess
Wirral£5198 Weeks£2321 WeekRead more
Wolverhampton£2504 weeks£2551 weekRead more

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