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Uber Premium

Premium rides in luxury vehicles. Qualified drivers will be able to accept Uber Premium trips.


  • You must meet the following requirements in addition to the vehicle requirements:

    • Have completed 20 trips or more
    • Keep a star rating of 4.6 or higher
  • Rating

    If you are activated to drive Uber Premium after August 1, 2019, you must meet the following requirements in addition to the vehicle requirements:

    • Have a rating of 4.8 or above
    • Beginning September 8, 2019, all drivers will need to have a rating of 4.8 or above and have completed 25 total trips


    Uber accepts both official and temporary registration documents. The vehicle does not need to be registered in your name to qualify.


    All drivers must maintain their own insurance policy in accordance with state and local laws. In addition, Uber maintains automobile liability insurance on behalf of all U.S. drivers.

    Learn about vehicle insurance

    Uber decal

    • Under New York State ridesharing regulations, each driver must display an Uber decal on his or her vehicle while online. Once you become a driver on the Uber platform, we will mail you a decal. You should receive it within 7 business days.

    • While you wait for your Uber decal to arrive, you can print and use this temporary decal.

    • Remember that, as a driver, you are required by law to display this decal whenever you are online.

    • According to the ridesharing regulations, the decal must be placed in the bottom passenger-side corner on the inside of your front windshield, facing outward. You can remove it when you decide to go offline and save it for the next time you decide to go online.

How Uber Premium works

Automatically qualify

If you have an eligible vehicle and meet the requirements, you'll automatically be added to Uber Premium. (It may take up to 72 hours for this to take effect.)

Get trip requests

You'll get Uber Premium trip requests . And you'll get UberX requests so that you can take trips even when Uber Premium is less busy.

Earn higher fares

Uber Premium fares are up to 2x more than UberX fares. Enjoy the benefits of doing Uber Premium and UberX trips to make the most of your time on the road.

Tips on how to get a 5-star rating

See below tips from top-rated drivers on how to get a 5-star rating:

  • Accommodating a rider’s preferences.
  • Trying to pick up your rider at their exact address and on the correct side of the street.
  • Knowing your way around the area. You can also ask your rider if they have a preferred route, or if they would like you to follow GPS. It can sometimes be a good idea to run your GPS in silent mode, especially if your rider has indicated they need to focus.
  • Prepping your car for company by making sure it’s clean, odor-free, and clear of personal belongings.
  • Putting safety first.


  • Uber Premium is available in the US in many major cities. There may be plans to expand Uber Premium to additional cities in the future.

  • The service fee that applies to you for UberX trips in your city will also apply to your trips on Uber Premium.

  • Uber Premium does not have any additional insurance requirements.

  • Uber Premium is available at certain US airports.