How much can drivers make with Uber
The money you make with Uber depends on when, where, and how often you drive. Find out how your fares are calculated and learn about promotions, which can help increase your earnings in London, Manchester, Birmingham and other cities in the UK.
How earnings are calculated
You might be wondering how much you can make driving with Uber. The following factors help determine the amount you make for each trip.
You get a fare for every completed trip.
Minimum trip earnings
Each city has a minimum amount that you’ll make for any trip. This makes sure your earnings reflect the effort you put in, even on short trips.
This fee helps fund things like app development and customer support.
Riders pay a booking fee to help cover safety, regulatory and operational costs such as insurance.
In most instances, you’ll receive a cancellation fee if a rider cancels a request.
Standard delivery fare
For each delivery, you make flat amounts for pick-up, drop-off and how far you travel. Time and traffic delays are factored into your fare.
For multiple orders
In addition to receiving the standard amounts for pick-up and distance, you make money for every drop-off.
Make more money at busy times in places where more people order food.
Promotions and how they work
In-app promotions based on where the Driver app expects the most trip requests in your area help you plan ahead and set goals to maximise earnings. Not all promotions are available to all drivers. See terms below.²
Reach a set number of trips
Make extra money if you complete a set number of trips in a certain amount of time when the offer is available.
Drive during busy times
Get paid extra for trips in certain areas at busy times.
Some ways to earn
Getting ahead with the app
The app has powerful features to help you make the most of your time on the road. From tracking trends to informing you of earning opportunities nearby, the app is your resource on the road.
Planning around meals and commutes
You can increase your chances of getting more delivery requests by signing in to both Uber and Uber Eats during rush hour and at mealtimes.
Making the most of your time on the Uber app
Knowing when and where to drive is definitely something you’ll pick up over time, but knowing the busiest times and places in your area is a great start.
When and how you get paid
Get your money fast
Your earnings are deposited into your account every week. And with Flex Pay, you can cash out your earnings once a day.
Saving on driving expenses
Running your own business comes with flexibility and also overheads. Fuel, insurance and vehicle maintenance might be tax deductible, and Uber has partnerships to offer discounts that support you.
Top questions from drivers
- How do I make money with surge?
During busy times, surge will appear on the map in red, orange and yellow. To benefit from surge pricing, drive to the coloured areas, stay online and confirm your next trip.
Surge amounts will be applied once you have completed the surge trip.
- Where can I see my trip earnings?
- Can I drive with the Uber app only at the weekend?
Yes. You decide when and how you want to drive. If you’re looking for a flexible way to make money, driving with Uber may be perfect for you.
- Are drivers paid for tolls?
When you’re on a trip, the toll amount is charged to riders and automatically added to your fare. You can see your toll reimbursement in the Earnings section or trip details inside the app.
¹Material provided on this page is for informational purposes only and does not guarantee earnings. Earnings structures may differ by city. Always check your city-specific website for the most accurate details on delivery fares in your city.
²Uber will inform you when you are eligible for a promotion. Restrictions to promotions apply. Any restrictions and terms will be shared with you in the specific promotion or tool. Uber reserves the right to change or cancel any promotion, including but not limited to the requirements necessary to get such a promotion.