Get more for your money with commuter benefits
You can now use eligible commuter benefits cards to pay for uberPOOL rides when you commute. This means you get more for your money by riding on pre-tax dollars. When paying with your commuter benefits card, you will be matched to a vehicle that seats 6 or more, which may lead to slightly higher wait times.
Which commuter benefits cards does Uber accept?
Uber now accepts the following commuter benefits prepaid cards, which can be used to pay for uberPOOL rides:
How can I get one of these cards?
- WageWorks Commuter Prepaid MasterCard®
- WageWorks Visa® Prepaid Commuter Card
- TransitChek QuickPay Prepaid Visa® Card
- MyAmeriflex Mastercard®
- Beniversal Prepaid Mastercard®
- eTRAC Prepaid Mastercard®
- GoNavia Transit Benefit Card
- Commuter Check Prepaid Mastercard®
- PayFlex Card® Debit MasterCard®
- WEX Health Payment Card
- Flex Benefits Visa® Card
- Zenefits Debit MasterCard®
- FlexFacts Commuter Benefits Card
- Igoe Administrative Services Benefits Card
- Gusto Benefits Debit Mastercard®
- Pension Dynamics Company Benefits Card
How to add your commuter benefits card
Open the Uber app
1. Tap on Payments in the menu.
Add Payment Method
2. Select Add Payment Method
Add your card
3. Select Commuter Benefits, add your card information, and tap Save.
How to use your commuter benefits card
Open the Uber app and choose a destination
1. After entering your destination, tap to select your payment method.
Change your payment method
2. Select your commuter benefits card.
Complete your ride request
3. Request POOL.
Note: When paying with your commuter benefits card, you will be matched to a vehicle which seats 6 or more.
New to uberPOOL?
uberPOOL finds people headed your way to create a carpool. By sharing a ride, you get the convenience and comfort of Uber at the lowest price possible.
How to get an eligible commuter benefit card
Reach out to your human resources team or contact your benefits provider.
Ask whether your employer's benefit plan offers an eligible commuter debit card.
If available, request instructions on obtaining your card.
What are commuter benefits?
Commuter benefits are employer-provided benefits programs that help employees save money on their monthly commuting expenses.
Employees of companies that provide commuter benefits programs can pay for public transportation—such as trains, subways, busses, ferries, or certain vanpools of 6 or more passengers—for their daily commute using pre-tax dollars. Funds are moved to a commuter account before taxes are deducted.
Who is eligible for commuter benefits?
All uberPOOL riders in the United States are eligible to use pre-tax commuter benefits dollars for uberPOOL rides if their employer provides a commuter program.
Riders can now add select commuter benefits prepaid cards to their account as a Payment Profile, and choose this profile when riding uberPOOL for their commute.
Riders who request uberPOOL while using their commuter benefits prepaid card will only be connected to driver-partners in full-size vehicles.
Note: ETAs may be slightly longer when requesting uberPOOL with your commuter benefits prepaid cards.
Where is this payment option available?
Currently, this option is available to uberPOOL riders in all US cities that offer uberPOOL. It is also currently available for ExpressPOOL riders in all cities that offer ExpressPOOL, except for San Diego and Atlanta.
Is there a limit to how many rides I can take?
The IRS sets the maximum limit for pre-tax transit commuting benefits. The maximum monthly contribution is $255 for 2017. You can apply all of this towards uberPOOL rides. Once your commuter benefit card balance runs out for the month, you'll need to switch to another payment method.
Note: You'll need to set your monthly contribution amount with your benefits provider.
What is uberPOOL?
uberPOOL is our carpool option that matches you with riders heading in your direction so you can share your ride—and the cost. uberPOOL is always cheaper than uberX, up to 55% cheaper in some cities.
When you select uberPOOL, you'll be prompted to enter your destination. This can be an address, a venue name, or simply an intersection. We'll then show a guaranteed upfront fare before you request, so you'll always know what you're going to pay.
If my employer provides this benefit with a supported vendor, how do I get a card?
If you currently receive employee benefits from one of the providers above and don’t yet have a commuter benefit card, here’s how to get one:
1. Reach out to your human resources team or contact your benefits provider.
2. Ask whether your employer’s benefit plan offers a commuter debit card.
3. If available, request instructions on obtaining your card.
The WageWorks Commuter Prepaid MasterCard is issued by The Bancorp Bank, member FDIC, pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Card cannot be used everywhere Debit MasterCard cards are accepted.
The WageWorks Visa Prepaid Commuter Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Card cannot be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.
The TransitChek QuickPay Prepaid Visa Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Card cannot be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.
The Commuter Check Prepaid Mastercard is issued by The Bancorp Bank pursuant to license by Mastercard International Incorporated. The Bancorp Bank; Member FDIC. Mastercard is a registered trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. The Commuter Check Prepaid Mastercard may only be used for qualified commuter benefit purchases in accordance with IRS Tax Code 132(f). No cash or ATM access. This card may not be used everywhere Debit Mastercard is accepted.
The Flex Benefits Visa Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank, member FDIC pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Card can be used for qualified expenses everywhere Visa debit card is accepted. This card is issued by The Bancorp Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Card can be used for qualified expenses everywhere Visa debit card is accepted. The Bancorp Bank; Member FDIC.
The Zenefits Debit MasterCard® is issued by The Bancorp Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated.