uber cash payment

Uber Cash

Can You Pay Cash for Your Uber Ride? Yes You Can!

Uber is known for its no-hassle, and its cashless payment system for rides. Uber is experimenting in many countries using cash as one of the available method of payments beside credit card and PayPal.

Let’s face it, a lot of people are not comfortable using their credit cards for online transactions let alone store their credit card info in a mobile app.

Is it possible to pay Uber cash for your ride? This is becoming a very common question among copious riders, at least here in the USA, Canada, and European countries.

Although you can use cash to pay for your uber ride in other countries cited below, but it is currently not possible to pay for your Uber ride with cash in the United States, Canada, and European countries.  I believe that one day this option will be available for us, until then we just have to wait.

In a select few countries, it is certainly possible to pay Uber cash for your Uber ride. Currently, cash-based Uber payment is accepted only in the following countries:

  • Johannesburg
  • Egypt
  • Vietnam
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Jordan
  • India
  • Morocco
  • Singapore
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Qatar

Obviously, this option is not yet available to riders here in America and Europe. Having said that, there are no way you’ll be able to pay with cash for your Uber ride except in the countries cited above. If a driver asks you to pay for your ride with cash, he/she is trying to scam you and so you should report him/her immediately to Uber.

The only Uber cash transaction that may occur is that if you want to tip your drivers.  Uber doesn’t have a tipping feature in the app yet. So, it is possible to use cash to tip should you choose or want. Under no circumstance you pay for your ride with cash, and not even for cleaning fee if you puke or make a mess.

How to Switch to Uber Cash Payment Options

  • Open your Uber app and set your pickup location.
  • Select ‘CASH’as your method of payment or your option to pay.
  • Ping for your Uber ride.
  • Before you step out of your ride, be sure to pay the fare amount to your Uber driver.

  • john

    Lies! My Uber app does not have that cash option.

    • @john, if you read the article entirely you would have seen when I stated that the cash option isn’t available everywhere, only in a few select cities outside of USA…