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How to opt-in to Hourly on Uber driver platform

Posted by: RideGuru Team Oct 01, 2020

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Uber Hourly

Looking to opt-in to Hourly, the new ride option that allows riders to request an Uber by the hour, and start taking home a minimum of $36 per hour? Here are step by step directions for opting in through your Uber partner app.

First, only drivers who are eligible for Uber Comfort can opt-in to receiving Hourly trips. Unfortunately, if your vehicle is not eligible for Uber Comfort you will not be allowed to opt-in at this time.

  1. Open your Uber Driver app and tap on “Covid-19” in the menu
  2. Tap “New Earning Opportunities”
  3. Tap “"Accept longer trips with Hourly" and turn on

That’s it! If you would like to turn off Hourly at any point, simply follow these steps and when you get to step 3, tap “turn off”.

Once you have opted in to receive hourly rides you can start accepting trips. When you get an hourly trip request the number of hours and max trip mileage will be shown at the bottom of the offer card. If you choose to accept, the rider will be prompted to send you more details including the desired number of stops and locations. As this information may alter your decision, Uber is allowing drivers to cancel at this point with no impact to their driver record.

Each Hourly trip can be between 1 and 7 hours. If a trip reaches 8 hours the ride will automatically end in the app. The rider will pay $50 per hour and the driver will receive $36 per hour after Uber takes their 28% service fee. If the ride exceeds the amount of time or distance paid for by the rider, the rider will be charged overage fees. Further, riders will also pay for any tolls incurred and Uber states that while you are driving on Hourly if you are in a surge zone, you will also be eligible to earn surge.

Currently, Hourly riders are only allowed to use the hourly service within certain boundaries. In other words, you won’t be making airport trips or long runs out to the suburbs.

Hourly is currently available for drivers in the below cities. See also the max miles and overage charges for each location.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
30 Miles Per Requested Hour
$0.70 Per-Mile Overage Rate
$0.50 Per-Mile Overage Rate after Service Fee

Seattle, Washington

30 Miles Per Requested Hour
$0.95 Per-Mile Overage Rate
$0.68 Per-Mile Overage Rate after Service Fee

Chicago, Illinois
25 Miles Per Requested Hour
$1.00 Per-Mile Overage Rate
$0.72 Per-Mile Overage Rate after Service Fee

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
35 Miles Per Requested Hour
$1.13 Per-Mile Overage Rate
$0.81 Per-Mile Overage Rate after Service Fee

Phoenix, Arizona
35 Miles Per Requested Hour
$0.71 Per-Mile Overage Rate
$0.51 Per-Mile Overage Rate after Service Fee

Tacoma, Washington
35 Miles Per Requested Hour
$0.99 Per-Mile Overage Rate
$0.71 Per-Mile Overage Rate after Service Fee

Dallas, Texas
35 Miles Per Requested Hour
$0.86 Per-Mile Overage Rate
$0.62 Per-Mile Overage Rate after Service Fee

Houston, Texas
40 Miles Per Requested Hour
$0.86 Per-Mile Overage Rate
$0.62 Per-Mile Overage Rate after Service Fee

Atlanta, Georgia
35 Miles Per Requested Hour
$1.13 Per-Mile Overage Rate
$0.81 Per-Mile Overage Rate after Service Fee

Miami, Florida
35 Miles Per Requested Hour
$1.58 Per-Mile Overage Rate
$1.14 Per-Mile Overage Rate after Service Fee

Tampa Bay, Florida
35 Miles Per Requested Hour
$1.59 Per-Mile Overage Rate
$1.14 Per-Mile Overage Rate after Service Fee

Orlando, Florida
40 Miles Per Requested Hour
$1.55 Per-Mile Overage Rate
$1.12 Per-Mile Overage Rate after Service Fee


 

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    DDominico69
    177 Driver
     3 weeks ago

    Gosh, I’d hate to drive in one direction for eight hours and the time expire. That’d be a long drive home. Maybe it works out financially? I’m too afraid to do the math.

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    CWalcutt75
    259 Driver
     3 weeks ago

    They take $14 per hour out of $50? Damn. Then Uncle Sam takes another $10-12? Oof. “The rider will pay $50 per hour and the driver will receive $36 per hour after Uber takes their 28% service fee.”