What are the different ways I can drive and earn with Via?

Via gives you the flexibility to decide how you want to drive and earn!


  • Earn by the hour.
  • Check your SMS/Inbox the night before to receive updates on what Blue rates and promotions are for the following day.
  • Check your app anytime to see all available Blue offers. You’ll see any available Blue mode offers before you head online with Via.
  • Tap “GO” and decide whether to confirm availability or reject a Blue mode offer when you receive it. End a Blue shift at any time to accept Online mode offers or Guaranteed Fares  instead. 
  • Blue Mode may not always be available, so there are times when you may not receive an offer if Blue mode is full. You can check back later when more spots may have become available.


  • Confirm availability for individual trips.
  • Get paid per trip or with a Guaranteed Fare.

Starting your shift in Blue mode

When you confirm availability for a Blue offer, the app will give you driving instructions to a Terminal.

  • Hourly payment starts when you arrive at your first terminal and press “I’m Here” or from the time you are assigned your first successfully completed ride of a shift.
  • Terminals are waiting areas across the city where you can safely wait for rides. Via has carefully selected these locations to make sure drivers are evenly distributed throughout the city.
  • If your Terminal is far away, don’t worry – you’ll likely receive a ride while you’re on your way!
  • It’s very important that you head back to your next task, whether its to a Terminal or ride, when indicated in the app.

Taking a break or ending shift

Tap ‘End Shift’ or ‘Take Break’ to stop receiving ride assignments.

  • You continue to earn until you take a break (these are unpaid), you end your shift, or the Via Blue mode hours are over.
  • While in Blue mode, you should pickup and dropoff Via riders only.
  • Breaks do not count towards your 10 hour online time limit.
  • Breaks have a limit of one hour. When your break time reaches one hour, your Blue shift will end automatically and your space in Blue mode will be released to other drivers.
  • Always follow the app routing – you’ll continue to earn hourly as long as you’re logged into Blue mode and following its navigation!

How will I get paid for my Blue mode shift?

  • The app will automatically keep track of your hours and earnings in Blue mode.
  • You can access the details in the “Earnings” section in your app menu.
    Your Blue earnings will be confirmed in your Weekly Pay Report.
  • Remember: your paid time starts when you’ve reached your first Terminal or from the time you’ve been assigned your first completed ride.
  • Payment may be deducted for Unauthorized Behavior, including instances of not going to your pickup location or Terminal in Blue Mode.

What is a Blue Guarantee?

  • A Blue Guarantee is a set amount of gross fares you are guaranteed to make when you work a defined period of time in Blue mode.
  • You must drive with Via for at least the number of hours indicated in the text message you received. All hours driven (excluding break-time) in Via Blue mode count towards the Blue Guarantee. It’s that simple!
  • You’ll always receive at least the Blue Guarantee as a total gross fare.
  • If you earn less than the guarantee within the given time frame, Via will top-off your earnings. If you earn more than the guarantee, you’ll keep those additional earnings!
  • Blue Guarantees are calculated in terms of gross earnings, and are subject to Via’s service fees.