How Uber works
A guide for new riders
The Uber app matches you with a nearby driver to take you wherever you want to go.
Requesting a ride
Enter your destination and choose a ride option. You’ll always see the price up front.
You'll see your driver's picture and vehicle details, and can track their arrival on the map.
Safe, easy rides
We built these features to make it easy to get to wherever you’re going.
Bookmark addresses, so you can get to the people and places you need to see faster.
Share your trip
Let friends and family follow along with your ride, so they know when to expect you.
Learn about your driver
Check out your driver’s profile to see what compliments they’ve received from riders, how many trips they’ve taken with Uber, and more.
Common questions about Uber
When and where is Uber available in my city?
Uber is available in 600+ cities worldwide. You can request a ride 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
How do I create an Uber account?
Download the free Uber app from the App Store or Google Play, then sign in with a valid email address and phone number.
How are fares calculated?
Fares are calculated based on time and distance, including a booking fee and any tolls.
Read more FAQs in our Help Center.