Get more for your money with commuter benefits
You can use eligible commuter benefits cards to pay for UberPool trips when you commute. This means you get more for your money by riding on pre-tax dollars.
When paying with your commuter benefits card, you’ll be matched to a vehicle that seats 6 or more, which may lead to slightly higher wait times.
Uber accepts the following commuter benefits prepaid cards, which can be used to pay for UberPool trips:
- Beniversal Prepaid Mastercard®
- Commuter Check Prepaid Mastercard®
- eTRAC Prepaid Mastercard®
- Flex Benefits Visa® Card
- Flex Facts Commuter Benefits Card
- GoNavia Transit Benefit Card
- Gusto Benefits Debit Mastercard®
- Igoe Administrative Services Benefits Card
- MyAmeriflex Mastercard®
- NBS Smart Card®
- PayFlex Card® Debit MasterCard®
- Pension Dynamics Company Benefits Card
- The Alice Card
- TransitChek QuickPay Prepaid Visa® Card
- WageWorks Commuter Prepaid MasterCard®
- WageWorks Visa® Prepaid Commuter Card
- WEX Health Payment Card
- Zenefits Debit MasterCard®
How to add your commuter benefits card
Open the Uber app
Tap on Payment in the menu.
Add Payment Method
Select Add Payment Method.
Add your card
Select Commuter Benefits, add your card information, and tap Save.
How to use your commuter benefits card
Open the Uber app and choose a destination
After entering your destination, tap to select your payment method.
Change your payment method
Select your commuter benefits card.
Complete your ride request
Note: When paying with your commuter benefits card, you will be matched to a vehicle which seats 6 or more.
How to get an eligible commuter benefits card
Reach out to your human resources team or contact your benefits provider.
Ask whether your employer's benefits plan offers an eligible commuter debit card.
If available, request instructions for how to get a card.
How to use your commuter benefits card
- What are commuter benefits?
Commuter benefits are employer-provided benefits programs that help employees save money on their monthly commuting expenses.
Employees of companies that provide commuter benefits programs can pay for public transportation—such as trains, subways, buses, ferries, or certain vanpools of 6 or more passengers—for their daily commute using pre-tax dollars. Funds are moved to a commuter account before taxes are deducted.
- Who is eligible for commuter benefits?
Employees participating in eligible commuter programs may use pre-tax commuter benefits dollars for UberPool trips carrying 6 or more riders.
Riders can add select commuter benefits prepaid cards to their account as a payment profile and choose this profile when using UberPool for their commute.
Riders who request an UberPool trip while using their commuter benefits prepaid card will only be connected to drivers in full-size vehicles.
Note: ETAs may be slightly longer when requesting UberPool with your commuter benefits prepaid cards.
- Where is this payment option available?
Currently, this option is available to Pool riders in all US cities that offer Pool, except Nashville and Portland.
- Is there a limit to how many rides I can take?
The IRS sets the maximum limit for pre-tax transit commuting benefits. (For example, the maximum monthly contribution is $265 in 2019.) You can apply all money up to the contribution limit toward UberPool trips. Once your commuter benefits card balance runs out for the month, you'll need to switch to another payment method.
Note: You'll need to set your monthly contribution amount with your benefits provider.
- What is UberPool?
UberPool is our carpool option that matches you with riders heading in your direction so you can share your ride and the cost. UberPool is cheaper than UberX—up to 55% cheaper in some cities.
After you enter your destination—an address, a venue name, or simply an intersection—then choose UberPool. We'll show a guaranteed upfront price before you request, so unless you change your destination mid-ride or you ask your driver to take a route that is out of the way, you'll always know what you're going to pay.
The WageWorks Commuter Prepaid MasterCard is issued by The Bancorp Bank, member FDIC, pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated. MasterCard is a registered trademark of MasterCard International Incorporated. Card cannot be used everywhere Debit MasterCard cards are accepted.
The WageWorks Visa Prepaid Commuter Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Card cannot be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.
The TransitChek QuickPay Prepaid Visa Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Card cannot be used everywhere Visa debit cards are accepted.
The Commuter Check Prepaid Mastercard is issued by The Bancorp Bank pursuant to license by Mastercard International Incorporated. The Bancorp Bank; Member FDIC. Mastercard is a registered trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated. The Commuter Check Prepaid Mastercard may only be used for qualified commuter benefit purchases in accordance with IRS Tax Code 132(f). No cash or ATM access. This card may not be used everywhere Debit Mastercard is accepted.
The Flex Benefits Visa Card is issued by The Bancorp Bank, member FDIC pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Card can be used for qualified expenses everywhere Visa debit card is accepted. This card is issued by The Bancorp Bank pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. Card can be used for qualified expenses everywhere Visa debit card is accepted. The Bancorp Bank; Member FDIC.
The Zenefits Debit MasterCard® is issued by The Bancorp Bank, Member FDIC, pursuant to license by MasterCard International Incorporated.