Drive with Uber
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More passengers in less time means more money overall, so your own earnings can vary depending on where and when you drive, and how efficient you are.
For a baseline, you might look at how much someone could make in 14-minute journeys over 4 kilometres. This assumes 24 trips a day and 5 days a week of driving, minus 10% of profits for fuel and other costs.
|Uber type||Gross earnings per trip||Fees deducted per trip||Total earnings|
|UberX||$13.90||Uber fee (25%): $3.47
Fuel and other costs (10%): $1.40
|$9.03 per trip
$216.72 per day
$1,083.60 per week
|UberBlack||$35.60||Uber fee (25%): $8.90
Fuel and other costs (10%): $3.60
|$23.10 per trip
$554.40 per day
$2,772 per week
|UberSUV||$42.00||Uber fee (25%): $10.50
Fuel and other costs (10%): $4.20
|$27.30 per trip
$655.20 per day
$3,276 per week
|UberLUX||$52.00||Uber fee (25%): $13
Fuel and other costs (10%): $5.20
|$33.80 per trip
$811.20 per day
$4,056 per week
For a more tailored answer, try this Uber earnings calculator. Disclaimer: Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculator, the results should be used as an indication only. It doesn't take into account your financial circumstances and is neither a quote or guarantee of your income as an Uber partner driver.
The Uber app works all around the greater Brisbane area, and in other parts of Queensland, but you can generally earn more by picking up more passengers. Uber drivers in Brisbane are lucky to be in a city with no especially busy areas, and a broad range of peak times they can work in, especially Saturdays.
You'll need to have a registered e-TAG with Brisbane Airport, to pay the airport access fees, before you can do pickups. However, you can do drop-offs freely.
There are specially designated areas at the airport, which serve both domestic and international terminals. When you receive a pickup request, check which one your rider is at, and then simply head over to collect them.
There are specially designated Uber pick-up zones at the airport, so your passengers will need to go there.
Download Uber for iOS and Android here.
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