Uber Washington D.C. offers four core services in the Washington D.C. 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 for Washington, D.C services are as follows:

UberX
Base Fare: $1.15
Per Minute: $0.17
Per Mile: $1.02
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.35

UberXL
Base Fare: $2
Per Minute: $0.30
Per Mile: $1.80
Cancellation Fee: $5
Service Fee: $1.35

UberBLACK
Base Fare: $7
Per Min: $0.40
Per Mile: $3.40
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $0

UberSUV
Base Fare: $14
Per Minute: $0.45
Per Mile: $3.65
Cancellation Fee: $10
Service Fee: $0

(Car Seat options are now available for UberX, UberBLACK, and UberSUV, for an additional $10 fee)



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 Virginia or D.C. 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 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 and 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 in order for their account to be officially activated:

  • Valid driver’s license
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Vehicle Insurance

Background Check/Screening Process

Once your driver’s license has been submitted and approved, and your account is activated, you will be asked to enter your social security number in the Driver Dashboard system. This will allow new drivers to undergo a screening process (the process is provided by a third-party system called Checkr, which will contact you directly. You can look into the status of your application here: applicant.checkr.com).

Driver's License

Your driver’s license should clearly show these items:

  1. Your License Issue Date
  2. Your license number
  3. Your Date of Birth (DOB). You must be 21 Years of Age (or older) to be an Uber Driver
  4. License Expiry Date

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While driving in Washington, D.C., you must clearly display Uber’s Trade Dress, following this placement instruction:

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Uber Washington D.C. Activation Centers

You can stop by Uber’s support centers at the following locations:

Baltimore Welcome Center
918 Fell Street
Baltimore, MD, 21231
Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Saturday 11am-2pm

DC Welcome Center
7766 Marlboro Pike
Forestville, MD, 20747
Monday-Friday 10am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-3pm

Uber Washington, D.C. Hot Spots

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  • Monday to Friday, Morning (6.00 am to 10.00 am).
  • Monday to Friday, Afternoon  (4.00pm to 7.00pm).
  • Monday to Friday, Evening (9.00pm to 3.00am).
  • Local concerts; sporting events.
  • Snow; rain; weather-related demand (and other inclement weather).

Reagan National Airport - Special Uber Rules

Reagan National Airport – Special Uber Rules

  • Drivers operating at Reagan National Airport (DCA) must navigate to a special waiting area to receive passenger requests.

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Dulles Airport – Special Uber Rules

  • Drivers operating at Reagan National Airport (DCA) wait area to receive passenger requests.

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  • If you’re interested in becoming a driver in the Washington, DC area, or you have any other queries for Partner Support, simply contact partnersdc@uber.com