Become a rideshare driver in Cambridge, MA
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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge.
If you’re looking for driver jobs in Cambridge, 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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge, 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.
Frequently asked questions
- How does driving with Uber compare with full-time or part-time driver jobs in Cambridge?
Being a driver in Cambridge using Uber’s app gives you the flexibility to work whenever you choose, whether that’s full-time, part-time, or just a short time on the weekend. You don’t need previous experience, and you don’t have to work a fixed schedule, which some other driver jobs in Cambridge require.
- Do I control my driving schedule when I use Uber in Cambridge?
Being a rideshare driver in Cambridge using Uber means you can drive as often as you want, whenever it’s most convenient for you.
- Can riders tip me when I drive using Uber in Cambridge?
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?
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 in Cambridge and decided to use Uber. So we make it as easy as possible to track your earnings from riders. 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.
- Can I drive using Uber and deliver using Uber Eats at the same time in Cambridge?
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 Harvard Square, Avalon North Point, and Cambridgeside. Hotels are also popular pickup and dropoff locations; some near you include Boston Marriott Cambridge. And, of course, Boston Logan International Airport.
- If I become a driver on Uber in Cambridge, what kind of car can I use?
Each city has its own rules about what vehicles and model years can be used to become a driver with Uber. At uber.com/eligible-vehicles, you’ll see what the eligible vehicles are in Cambridge. You can find basic vehicle requirements for your area at uber.com/drive/requirements.
- How do I earn with surge pricing in Cambridge?
During busy times in Cambridge, surge will appear on the map as red, orange, and yellow. To earn surge pricing, drive to those colored areas, stay online, and accept your next trip. Surge amounts will be applied once you complete your trip.
- Is there a limit to the number of hours I can drive on Uber in Cambridge?
In general, regulations may enforce limits on the number of hours drivers can spend online on rideshare platforms in or around Cambridge. 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.
- How do drivers in Cambridge get paid after using Uber?
As a driver using Uber, you’ll get an earnings statement every week. But in the US, you can cash out before then by using Instant Pay—up to 5 times every day. Any remaining earnings, including whatever you earn from referral rewards and promotions, will be transferred to your bank account by the end of the week. You can learn more about Instant Pay at uber.com/drive/driver-app/instant-pay.
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