Uber Black matches riders with top-rated drivers driving luxury vehicles for a higher price. Whether for a business meeting or a special night out, riders rely on Uber Black for a 5-star experience.
Uber Black requirements
Vehicles must be a qualifying UberBlack and/or UberBlack SUV vehicle, have a black exterior with black leather or vegan leather interior, and meet the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission’s (TLC) vehicle retirement rules.
Drivers must complete a minimum of 100 trips on UberX, UberPool, or UberXL to be eligible for Uber Black.
All people driving with Uber Black must maintain a 4.85 rating or above.
Driver ratings are based on their most recent 500 rated trips. See pro tips below that might help you improve your rating.
How to qualify
Meet Uber Black criteria
In addition to meeting the vehicle, trip, and rating criteria above, you must also possess the required documentation to receive Uber Black trips in your city.
To receive Uber Black trip requests, you must have a qualifying Uber Black vehicle, have completed over 100 trips, and must maintain a 4.85+ rating. Please check to see if your city is accepting new Uber Black drivers.
Drive when you want
When you’re online, you can choose to receive only Uber Black trip requests. Or you can also accept UberX, UberPool, and/or UberXL trips.
Maintain a 4.85 rating
To be able to continue to drive with Uber Black, drivers will need to maintain a 4.85 or above rating. If your rating falls below 4.85, it will be reassessed after your next 50 trips for requalification.
How your rating is calculated
Your rating is an average of your most recent 500 trips
- This applies to all trips (e.g., Uber Black, Uber Black SUV, UberPool, UberX, UberXL)
- Canceled trips do not count toward your rating
More high-rated trips help improve your rating
- Since your rating is an average of your last 500 trips, the more 5-star trips you do, the more your rating will go up
Understanding your rating
Your rating is based on your most recent 500 trips, so it will change as you do more trips. Check out our Uber Black Guide for pro tips that might help you increase your rating.
If your rating falls below 4.85 after gaining eligibility, you'll have the chance to regain access to Uber Black. After every 50 trips completed, ineligible drivers will have their rating reassessed. If your rating (still based on the last 500 trips) is 4.85 or above, you'll be eligible again.