Become a rideshare driver in Queens, NY
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 Queens 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 Queens.
If you’re looking for driver jobs in Queens, 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 Queens 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 Queens, 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 in Queens compare with other driver jobs?
Being a driver in Queens 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 Queens require.
- Am I required to drive with Uber for a certain amount of time?
Being a rideshare driver in Queens using Uber means you can drive as often as you want, whenever it’s most convenient for you.
- Can I make tips driving with Uber in Queens?
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 Queens, the tips you make from driving are on top of earnings and 100% yours—no service fees are applied.
- After I’ve taken a trip, how can I find out how much I’ll get paid?
Whether you’re driving or delivering, Uber’s Driver app offers helpful tools to find out how much you’re getting paid. At the top of your screen, you’ll see a monetary amount that shows your earnings. Look for resources in the app if you want more information about your totals and details.
- Can I drive using Uber and deliver using Uber Eats at the same time in Queens?
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 LaGuardia Airport (LGA), American Airlines, and Delta Air Lines. Hotels are also popular pickup and dropoff locations; some near you include Crowne Plaza JFK Airport New York City. And, of course, John F. Kennedy International Airport.
- Is there a list of vehicles I’m eligible to use as a rideshare driver with Uber in Queens?
All vehicles must comply with the requirements on Uber’s vehicle requirements page for Queens and for the ride options listed there. You can access that page at uber.com/drive/requirements.
- What are the requirements to drive with Uber in Queens?
When you become a driver in Queens with Uber, you need to be at least the minimum age to drive here, have an eligible form of transportation, and submit required documents, such as a valid driver’s license. You must also pass a background screening and have at least one year of driving experience with a license. Get more details at uber.com/drive/requirements.
- Are rideshare drivers using Uber allowed to pick up and drop off riders at John F. Kennedy International Airport?
For the most updated information about John F. Kennedy International Airport pickups and dropoffs, go to the airports page on Uber.com.
- How does surge pricing affect my earnings in Queens?
Surge pricing is designed to balance the market during the app’s busiest times so that riders can always find a reliable ride. For drivers, that means you have the opportunity to make extra money. When it’s busy in Queens, you’ll see red, orange, and yellow areas on the map. To earn surge pricing, drive to those areas, stay online, and accept your next trip. After you complete your trip, the surge amount will be added to your earnings.
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