The Top 6 Reasons Riders Tip their Uber Drivers in 2019

Posted by: RideGuru Team Mar 14, 2019
Updated Jan 16, 2020

1 comment

In a recent survey that ran from 2/5 - 2/26, we asked over 500 respondents about their tipping practices. We wanted to see what drives riders to tip their rideshare drivers. Is it free candy and waters, opening doors, or just simply getting to the destination safely?

Tipping in rideshares has always been a topic for debate. During the early stages of Uber, the company heavily promoted a “no tipping” stance. Since then, riders have been confused about whether or not they should tip - even though tipping a taxi driver continues to be a common practice. 

Take a look at the infographic below to learn the top reasons why riders claim to tip their drivers. Drivers - take note and you may be able to walk away from your rides with a few extra tips this week! 

The Top 6 Reasons Riders Tip their Uber Drivers in 2019

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     5 years ago

    Where are those 41% of people who always tip? In my experience, on Uber maybe 20% of the people tip. On Lyft, maybe 25%. With such a small sample size you are not going to get an accurate picture. My results are based off of over 5,000 rides.