Uber Homewood: The company currently offers two services in Homewood, Alabama and the Samford University Area:

UberX (a low-cost option which seats up to four passengers).
UberXL (a low-cost ride which seats up to six passengers).

The current rates for Homewood services are as follows:

Base Fare: $1.75
Per Minute: $0.18
Per Mile: $1.20
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $5

Base Fare: $4.50
Per Minute: $0.25
Per Mile: $1.65
Cancellation Fee: $0
Service Fee: $1.30

UberX/XL requirements

  •  Driver must be at least 21 years of age
  •  Drivers must provide valid AL driver’s license.
  •  Drivers must pass a screening process (details below)
  •  Drivers must have an accepted vehicle (check below for additional info)

UberX/XL Vehicle Requirements

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 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 large van, or a former or current taxi vehicle.

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 (DMV License)
  • Vehicle Registration (Copy of Registration Card)

Driver's License

Your driver’s license should clearly show these items:  License Issue Date, your license number, your Date of Birth (DOB – you must be 21 Years of Age or older to be an Uber Driver), and the License Expiry Date


Alabama Vehicle Registration


Proof of Vehicle Insurance


Uber Vehicle Inspection

You will have to get your vehicle inspected by a certified mechanics.

Get in touch with Uber (support@uber.com) in order to find an auto-body shop in the local area at a discounted price.


Local Hotspots

Local Hotspots:


  • Monday-Friday: 8-10am and 5-8pm


  • Friday: 7pm-3am
  • Saturday: 7pm-3am
  • Sunday: 11am-10pm

Hotspot Map:


Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport

Shuttles worth uses a FIFO system for rideshare drivers (i.e., ”First-in-First-out). FIFO allows the driver who has been in the waiting zone the longest to receive the newest passenger request.

The blue box/lines in the map below indicate the TNC/Rideshare waiting area:


Shuttlesworth Airport Required Fees:

There is a $1.00 pickup fee. However, this fee does not affect drivers (cost is paid only by the rider).

Drivers Must Display ‘Trade Dress’ in order to pick up at Alabama’s Shuttlesworth Airport:


You can print a temporary Trade Dress ‘U’ Sign using this link.

Sign up to drive with Uber or Lyft in Homewood for a cash bonus!