Become a rideshare driver in Los Angeles, CA
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 Los Angeles while getting riders where they need to go.
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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.
Los Angeles, CA
Part-time, flexible hours
An alternative to traditional driving jobs in Los Angeles.
If you’re looking for driver jobs in Los Angeles, 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles, 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
- What’s the difference between being a rideshare driver with Uber in Los Angeles and other traditional driver jobs?
Being a driver in Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles require.
- How much do I have to drive if I sign up to earn with Uber in Los Angeles?
Your schedule is up to you. With Uber, you can get paid to drive when you want. You have the flexibility to be a rideshare driver in Los Angeles whenever you choose.
- How do tips work with my earnings?
Riders can tip you directly through the app for the service you provide, and you can see total tips in your weekly summary. As a rideshare driver in Los Angeles, the tips you make from driving are on top of earnings and 100% yours—no service fees are applied.
- 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 Los Angeles. 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 are welcome to drive and deliver on the Uber platform. Please check the requirements you’ll need to meet in order to start earning with Uber in Los Angeles. You can find those requirements at uber.com/drive/requirements.
- In Los Angeles, what are some of the common places where drivers pick up and drop off riders?
Riders using Uber near you frequently request rides to Target, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), and Terminal 2. Hotels are also popular pickup and dropoff locations; some near you include JW Marriott Los Angeles L.A. Live. And, of course, Los Angeles International Airport.
- What cars are eligible for driving in Los Angeles?
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 Los Angeles. You can find basic vehicle requirements for your area at uber.com/drive/requirements.
- Can I drive with Uber if I'm already a rideshare driver with another app?
Yes. Plenty of options exist for making money by driving, and different driving jobs offer different opportunities. There aren’t any rules set by Uber against driving on more than one platform. If you’re a rideshare driver on another app, or have any other type of driving jobs in Los Angeles, we welcome you to the Uber platform.
- Are rideshare drivers using Uber allowed to pick up and drop off riders at Los Angeles International Airport?
You can get clear, updated information related to airport pickups and dropoffs at Los Angeles International Airport on the airports page at Uber.com.
- In Los Angeles, is there a maximum number of hours I can drive using Uber?
Yes, Los Angeles or other local governments might have regulations limiting the number of hours drivers can be on the road each day while using rideshare platforms. To help you keep track, the Driver app will let you know when you’re approaching your local time limit and when you’ve reached it. After a certain amount of time offline, your time resets and you can drive again. Go to uber.com/drive/requirements/regulatory for more information.
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