How fares are calculated
You'll earn based on the time and distance of each trip.
Standard trip fare
Earn a base fare for every trip, plus amounts for each minute and mile you drive.
Check the heat map in your app to find out when and where rider demand is high, so you can potentially earn more.
Your time is valuable. When a rider cancels more than 2 minutes after you've accepted their trip, you'll be paid either the standard cancellation fee or the actual time and distance you spent driving toward the pickup, whichever amount is more.
This is a fee Uber charges for trips made through the app that helps fund things like app development and customer support.
How toll fees work
Tolls are charged to riders and automatically added to your fare
You can see your toll amount in the Earnings section in your app. It will also appear in your weekly statement. Uber’s service fee is not applied to tolls. If an electronic toll pass is available in your area, it can help you breeze through toll booths.
Help with tolls
Once you complete a trip, if you don't see the toll in your trip details, you can request a toll review. Go to Help, select Trip Issues and Adjustments, then Issues with my fare, and choose My toll or parking fee wasn't included in my fare.
More earnings information
The app can help you be efficient with your time on the road.
What you can expect to make
Earnings vary weekly and monthly. They depend on the number of trips you take, where and when you drive, and other factors. For a closer look at how earnings are calculated, go here.
Getting ahead with the app
The app has powerful features to help you make the most of your time on the road. Trip Planner lets you see upcoming promotions and hourly trends to inform you of potential earning opportunities nearby.
Frequently asked questions
- Why am I being charged a service fee?
Uber charges a service fee for trips made through the app to help fund our platform's operations and to support innovation.
- Where can I see my trip earnings?
You can see a quick earnings overview at the top of the app. You can tap your earning cards and swipe right and left to see your daily and weekly earnings at a glance. You can also get more details in the Earnings section of the app.
- How do I earn with surge?
During certain busy times, surge may appear on the map as red, orange, and yellow. To earn fares with surge rates, drive to the colored areas, stay online, and accept your next trip. Surge amounts will be applied once you complete your surge trip.