Become a rideshare driver in Austin, TX
Your city needs drivers like you to keep everyone moving forward. Thousands of riders request rides with Uber every day. You can use your vehicle to get paid to drive in Austin while getting riders where they need to go.
Uber also connects you to these ways to earn:
Invite friends and family to join the Uber community. Use your promo code when referring others, and you’ll earn a reward after they complete a certain number of trips.
Part-time, flexible hours
An alternative to traditional driving jobs in Austin.
If you’re looking for driver jobs in Austin, give Uber a try instead. Get paid to drive or deliver when you want, on the platform with the largest network of active riders.
Driving with Uber in Austin offers a flexible earning opportunity. It’s a great alternative to full-time driver jobs, part-time driver jobs, or other part-time gigs, temp jobs, or seasonal employment. Or maybe you’re already a rideshare driver and want to supplement your income by becoming a driver using the Uber platform. Drivers using Uber come from all backgrounds and industries, setting their own schedule to make life work for them.
Uber offers part-time driver job alternatives in all major cities in the US, including Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle—plus hundreds of other cities of all sizes across the country.
To be a driver in Austin, you must meet certain requirements: meet the minimum age to drive in your city, have at least one year of driving experience, and clear a background check. The documents you’ll need to submit are a valid driver's license; proof of residency in your city, state, or province; and insurance if you plan to drive your own car. To sign up, the process includes submitting documents and photo; providing information for a background check; and finding out if your car is eligible (or getting a vehicle that is). For more information, you can go to uber.com/drive/requirements.
Uber’s mission is to reimagine the way the world moves for the better. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: How do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 15 billion trips later, we’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities.
Drivers using Uber are independent contractors who work on their own schedule with flexible hours. Uber is available in more than 10,000 cities worldwide. Signing up is easy for most people. We welcome drivers from other parts of the driving industry, such as bus, truck, taxi, limo, catering, and commercial drivers. We also welcome rideshare drivers and drivers who have been active on other driving apps and services. Driving with Uber is a good way to earn additional money. And you might also be eligible to deliver with Uber Eats. It’s easy to get started.
*DISCLAIMER: Stated earnings of $25.87/hour are based on median earnings of drivers in Austin from 2023-10-30 to 2023-11-20. Actual earnings vary, depending on factors like number of trips completed, time of day, and location. Earnings include trip fares, certain promotions (which are subject to change and may vary), and tips (which are provided at the discretion of the rider). Median earnings in your specific location may be lower than the city figure. Since median is the middle, you may make more or less than the median amount. For the avoidance of doubt, drivers are paid on the number of completed trips, but not hourly.
Frequently asked questions
- How does driving with Uber compare with full-time or part-time driver jobs in Austin?
Different driving jobs offer different opportunities. Some driving jobs have strict hours and rigid schedules. With Uber in Austin, you can set your own schedule. It all depends on whether you want a traditional full-time or part-time driver job, or you want the flexibility to work whenever you choose.
- Are there requirements for how long I can drive with Uber in Austin?
Being a rideshare driver in Austin using Uber means you can drive as often as you want, whenever it’s most convenient for you.
- How much of my tips do I get to keep?
Riders and Uber Eats customers have the option to tip right from the app after each trip or delivery. Tips can be added by riders up to 30 days after a trip is completed. On Uber Eats, tips can be added by customers up to 7 days after a delivery is completed. You can track your tips, which are all yours to keep, in the Earnings section of the Driver app.
- Can I see how much I’ll get paid after each trip driving with Uber?
We make it as easy as possible for you to track your earnings from riders. A monetary amount at the top of your screen will show how much you’re getting paid to drive in Austin. Look for helpful tools in the app to give you more details and show you your totals in real time.
- Am I allowed to drive and deliver using Uber?
Yes. You can be a rideshare driver and/or delivery person using Uber in your free time with your own vehicle, as long as that vehicle meets the requirements for the type of driving you’re doing. Get more information at uber.com/drive/requirements.
- What are popular pickup locations and destinations near me?
Riders using Uber near you frequently request rides to Buford's, JW Marriott Austin, and Austin–Bergstrom International Airport (AUS). Hotels are also popular pickup and dropoff locations; some near you include Fairmont Austin. And, of course, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.
- What cars are eligible for driving in Austin?
If you want to learn more about becoming a driver in Austin, you can find information regarding signup and vehicle requirements at uber.com/drive/requirements. There’s also a list of eligible vehicles at uber.com/eligible-vehicles.
- Are riders allowed to request rides with Uber to and from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport?
For the most updated information about Austin-Bergstrom International Airport pickups and dropoffs, go to the airports page on Uber.com.
- In Austin, is there a maximum number of hours I can drive using Uber?
In general, regulations may enforce limits on the number of hours drivers can spend online on rideshare platforms in or around Austin. To help you keep track of your daily time limit, Uber’s Driver app will alert you when you’re approaching the applicable limit, then again when you’ve been online for the maximum amount of time. After a substantial period of time offline, driving time resets and you can go online again to receive trip requests. See more details at uber.com/drive/requirements/regulatory.
- In Austin, how can I get the money I earn from driving on the Uber platform?
When you drive with Uber in Austin, your earnings are transferred automatically, so there’s no need to worry about paperwork. If you're loading earnings to your debit card, in most instances you’ll get your cash right away, but you can cash out through Instant Pay up to 5 times every day. If you're transferring earnings to a bank account, processing times can vary depending on your bank. Learn more at uber.com/drive/basics/earnings.
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