Become a rideshare driver in San Diego, 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 San Diego while getting riders where they need to go.
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San Diego, CA
Part-time, flexible hours
An alternative to traditional driving jobs in San Diego.
If you’re looking for driver jobs in San Diego, 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 San Diego 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 San Diego, 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 San Diego compare with other driver jobs?
Different driving jobs in San Diego offer different opportunities. Some driving jobs have set hours and strict schedules. With Uber, you can decide whether you want to drive frequently or just a short time on the weekend. Previous rideshare experience is not required.
- Am I required to drive with Uber for a certain amount of time?
Being a rideshare driver in San Diego 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 San Diego?
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 San Diego, 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?
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 San Diego 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 San Diego?
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 some popular routes in San Diego that riders request?
Riders using Uber near you frequently request rides to United Airlines, San Diego International Airport (SAN), and Southwest Airlines. Hotels are also popular pickup and dropoff locations; some near you include Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego. And, of course, San Diego International Airport.
- If I become a driver on Uber in San Diego, what kind of car can I use?
If you want to learn more about becoming a driver in San Diego, 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.
- If I’m a driver using another rideshare app, can I also drive with Uber in San Diego?
Yes. Uber has no restrictions on the number of apps you can use if you drive or deliver on our platform. Our goal is to provide you with reliable opportunities so that we consistently earn your business.
- Are rideshare drivers using Uber allowed to pick up and drop off riders at San Diego International Airport?
To make sure you have information that is most current about San Diego International Airport pickups and dropoffs, visit the airports page at Uber.com.
- In San Diego, what’s a good time to drive to maximize my earnings?
You'll sometimes get in-app messages from Uber about high-demand locations, promotions, busy times, and popular pickup spots. In San Diego, 5pm-8pm is often a busy time for ride requests.
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