Uber Baltimore has four main rideshare options in the Baltimore area:

1. UberX (a low-cost option which seats up to four passengers. UberX is the most widespread and basic option in Uber’s portfolio of services)
2. UberXL (a low-cost ride which seats up to six passengers)
3. UberBLACK (a premium option which seats up to four passengers, and utilizes high-end black cars with all-black interiors)
4. UberSUV (a premium SUV option which seats up to six passengers)

The current rates are as follows:

Base Fare: $1
Per Minute: $0.10
Per Mile: $1.02
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.45

Base Fare: $1.50
Per Minute: $0.15
Per Mile: $1.65
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.45

Base Fare: $7
Per Min: $0.40
Per Mile: $3.25
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $0

Base Fare: $14
Per Minute: $0.50
Per Mile: $3.65
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $0

UberX/XL requirement

UberX/XL requirement

  • Driver must be at least 21 years of age
  • Drivers aged 21 or 22 must have (at minimum) 3 years of valid licensing in the USA
  • Drivers aged 23 (and up) must have at least one year of valid licensing in the USA • Drivers must provide valid MD driver’s license.
  • Drivers must pass a screening process (details below)
    Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)
  • A Temporary TNO License issued by Baltimore’s Public Service Commission.

As a company, Uber doesn’t own or operate any vehicles (all Uber Vehicles are driver-owned or leased). If you want to drive for Uber, you have to use your own private vehicle.

  • Your vehicle must have 4 doors (which open independently).
  • Your vehicle must be from the year 2005 or newer
  • You must have a clean title (no salvage vehicles are allowed).
  • Your vehicle must be In excellent condition (cosmetically & mechanically).
  • Your vehicle cannot be a former taxi vehicle, or large van.

For UberXL

  • All of the points listed above apply equally to XL.
  • All XL vehicles must seat the driver AND at least 6 additional passengers.

UberX/XL document requirements

All Uber drivers must provide these documents for their Uber account to be officially activated:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Vehicle Registration

Background Check/Screening Process

When your driver’s license has been successfully approved, you will be asked to enter your social security number into the Driver Dashboard system. New drivers must undergo a screening process which evaluates applicants on criminal and driving history in the past 5-7 years (the process is run by an independent company, Checkr.  You may check the status of your application here: applicant.checkr.com).

Driver's License

Your driver’s license should clearly show these items:
  1. Issue Date
  2. Expiration Date – Must not be expired
  3. Birth Date (or DOB – “Date of Birth”) – Partners must be 21 or older to apply
  4. License Number


Vehicle Registration

  1. Registration # (should match license plate)
  2. Vehicle Descriptors – Make & model, etc
  3. Vehicle Identification Number
  4. Expiration Date (must be current, not expired)
Vehicle Insurance
  1.  Insurance Provider, i.e. State Farm or Esurance, etc.
  2. Name of Insured Individual
  3. Expiration Date
  4. Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Temporary TNO License

Temporary TNO License

  • Uber takes care of providing new drivers with a valid temporary TNO, which is good for ONE year. Once you are prompted via Uber’s mobile app, you simply have to consent, and eventually a TNO License will be sent to you via mail.
  • For more information, check out Uber’s write-up on Maryland’s current TNO policy HERE.
  • Uber drivers in the Baltimore, Maryland area must display a U sign (trade dress) on their vehicle. You can pick up your official U Sign at Uber’s offices, located at: 918 Fell St. Baltimore, MD 21231. You may also order it by using this link: ORDER U SIGN (Printing a Temporary Sign Also Available).


Vehicle Inspections:
Uber Drivers Must Have a Full Vehicle Inspection
Your inspection may be performed in either Maryland or Virginia. Inspections must have been performed in the past 12 months.

Uber Baltimore Free Inspection Locations

J C Discount Tires: 2102 Pulaski Hwy, Edgewood, MD 21040
Phone: (410) 676-5020

Old Town Autocare: 834 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA
Phone: (703) 549-1220

Pentagon Liberty: 2300 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA
Phone: (703) 920-2808

Seminary Corner Auto Inc: 5733 Seminary Rd, Falls Church, VA
Phone: (703) 671-1108

McLean Sunoco: 1413 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA
Phone: (703) 893-290