Uber Raleigh-Durham – As a region with an ever-increasing high-tech industry, Raleigh has seen a major growth in its rideshare industry.

Currently, there are three main car types offered in the Raleigh-Durham region:

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 larger option capable of taking up to six passengers)
3. UberSELECT (an upscale option, seating up to four passengers)

Base Fare: $1
Per Minute: $0.14
Per Mile: $0.70
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.80

Base Fare: $1.50
Per Minute: $0.20
Per Mile: $1.25
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.80

Base Fare: $3
Per Minute: $0.30
Per Mile: $1.65
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $1.80

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UberX/XL requirements

UberX/XL requirements:

  • 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 North Carolina 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 private vehicle.

  • Your vehicle must have 4 doors (which open independently).
  • Your vehicle must be from the year 2006 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.
  • 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

  • Once your driver’s license has been submitted and approved, you will be asked to enter your social security number in the Driver Dashboard system. This will allow new drivers to undergo a background screening process.

North Carolina Driver's License

  • Your driver’s license should clearly show Issue Date, Your license number, Your Date of Birth (you must be 21 Years of Age (or older) to be an Uber Driver), and your license Expiry Date.


Vehicle Registration

VIN, expiry and issue dates must all be clearly visible.



You must provide evidence of valid & current vehicle insurance.

Inspection forms


Uber Raleigh-Durham Vehicle Inspection

If your vehicle is registered in the state of North Carolina, you are not required to get your vehicle inspected. This is because of a recent bill passed in North Carolina which regulated ridesharing standards.

As a result, only out-of-state vehicles are required to get a full inspection.

You can get your vehicle inspected at several locations in the Raleigh-Durham area:

(*Note: All Meineke locations have a $10 inspection deal for new drivers).

Meineke #1312
3421 West Millbrook Road
Raleigh, NC

Meineke #1942
Meineke #374

 Uber Raleigh-Durham Trade Dress

 Uber Raleigh-Durham Trade Dress:

You must display ‘Trade Dress’ in the form of the Uber ‘U’ in the window of your rideshare vehicle.

Proper display is demonstrated in the graphic below:


If you need an Uber U, you can print one out using this link.

Local Support & Partner Activation info: