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Drive when you want, make what you need

Earn on your own schedule.

Why drive with Uber

Set your own hours

You can drive with Uber anytime, day or night, 365 days a year. When you drive is always up to you, so it never gets in the way of the important things in your life.

Get paid fast

Choose how and when you want to cash out. Trip fares start with a base amount, then increase with time and distance. And when there are more people needing rides than normal, drivers make more.

Get support at every turn

If you have questions, you can reach us anytime by chat, text, or phone. Use the Driver app to get help your way—24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Driver testimonials

Hear from some of the drivers on our platform and discover how you can drive with Uber.


Do I need my own car?

If you want to drive with Uber but need a car, you may be able to rent a car from one of our vehicle partners. Weekly rentals start as low as $260 per week and may include insurance coverage and essential maintenance.¹

Here’s what you need to use the Driver app

  • Requirements

    • Meet the minimum age to drive in your city
    • Have at least one year of driving experience
    • Clear a background check
  • Documents

    • Valid driver's license
    • Proof of residency in your city, state, or province
    • Insurance if you plan to drive your own car
  • Signup process

    • Submit documents and photo
    • Provide information for a background check
    • Find out if your car is eligible, or get a car

Discover how to access your earnings

Find out about the different payment options that may be available to you when you make money using the Uber platform.²

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Learn how the Driver app works

Easy to use, the app was built with drivers in mind. We collaborated with drivers and delivery people around the world to build it. With the app, you can:

  • Get alerts about busy areas
  • Track earnings
  • Plan your day
  • Start and end trips even if you lose mobile service

Frequently asked questions

  • Yes. You can keep driving a taxi or doing other driver jobs and get paid to drive using Uber in your spare time with your personal vehicle.

  • Getting paid to drive is a big part of the reason you looked for an alternative to a full-time or part-time driving job and decided to use Uber. So we make it as easy as possible to track your earnings from riders. Whether you’re driving or delivering, the app offers helpful tools. A monetary amount at the top of your screen will show your earnings. Look for resources in the app to give you more information about seeing your real-time totals and details.

  • Your safety matters to us. Uber has a Global Safety Team dedicated to doing our part to help prevent incidents. Learn more about the safety features in the app, as well as safeguards such as GPS tracking and phone anonymization, by visiting the link below.

  • When you’re ready to become a driver with Uber, you’ll be able to take a simulated trip in the app. Before you start driving, you can learn the app basics with our step-by-step guide. It will let you interact with the app in test mode, from accepting a trip request to dropping off your rider, and every step in between.

  • Uber maintains auto insurance designed for rideshare drivers on your behalf when you’re driving on our platform. When you’re not driving with Uber, you would use your own personal auto insurance. Many personal auto insurers offer rideshare insurance endorsements that include additional coverage for rideshare drivers, but this is not required for you to sign up to drive with Uber. Contact your insurance company for details. Note: Uber does not maintain primary auto insurance coverage on behalf of commercially insured drivers.

Drive your way in the app

Top cities in the US to get paid to drive with Uber

The material provided on this web page is intended for informational purposes only and may not be applicable in your country, region, or city. It is subject to change and may be updated without notice. Photography is for demonstration only and doesn't reflect vehicle options in all locations. You must be approved to drive with Uber in order to qualify for new vehicle discounts, lease options, car rentals, and fleet owner partnerships.

¹Options and lowest available rates vary by city. Uber is not responsible for the products or services offered by other companies, or for the terms and conditions (including financial terms) under which those products and services are offered.

²Payment options differ by region.