Last Updated on February 6, 2023 by James McAllister

By: James McAllister


One of the greatest things about driving for DoorDash, is that you have a lot of flexibility in the deliveries that you take.

Sometimes however, you may wish to Dash in a different area.

Whether you’re looking to make some extra money while on vacation or you’re simply close to the border of a neighboring state, you may find yourself wondering – can you do DoorDash in a different state?

In this article, we’ll cover everything that you need to know.

Can I DoorDash In Another State?

Yes. DoorDash allows you to take jobs in another state, as long as DoorDash is available in that area.

However, you may be required to update your location within the app.

If you run into any problems, you can always contact DoorDash’s support for drivers. They will be able to update things for you, then update it again a second time when you’re done Dashing in that area.

Although some DoorDash drivers believe that this extra step is a major inconvenience when it’s necessary, it’s considered to be worth it if the location in the other state is far more profitable than the location that you’re in now.

Some drivers cross state-lines in order to service areas in major cities, where the orders are more frequent and closer together.

This not only saves on time, but also on fuel and other transportation costs once you’ve arrived in the new state.

If you’ve never done DoorDash in a new state before, it may be worth trying out at least once. This way, you can compare your profit over there with the level of profit you make now.

Although it may be more of a drive to cross state lines, you may be able to make up for it with shorter driving distances on deliveries.

So, it’s worth trying out at least once if you’re near the state border!

Alternatively, using DoorDash to make a little extra side cash can really help out if you’re on vacation in a new city – especially if you’re waiting for an event, and would otherwise be spending time in a hotel.

Many DoorDash drivers still drive while on vacation, and it can be a great way to see more of the city as well!

How To Update Your DoorDash Location

Changing your dashing location is simple, and only takes a moment to do. Most of the time, you will be able to switch things over without needing to get in touch with anybody from DoorDash.

Thankfully, everything can be done directly in the app.

First, you must be located in the zone that you’re planning on doing DoorDash in, meaning that there is no way to change your location in advance. The area must also be available to currently Dash in, meaning that the ‘Dash Now’ button appears within the app. The app will verify your location and check for Dashing availability using your device’s GPS.

If the Dash Now button isn’t available, you must drive to a busier zone in order to update your location.

As soon as you press the ‘Dash Now’ button, a box will pop up on the screen asking if you want to change your location. Your old location will be listed, along with the new location that you’ll be updating it to. Simply click on the ‘OK’ button, and DoorDash will update your location to the new one.

From here, you can immediately begin driving for DoorDash, and you will be eligible to pick up orders.

Note that your location will remain tied to this new location until you start Dashing again once you’re back home. However, you can simply go through the same process a second time to revert your location back to what it was.

If you aren’t ready to do DoorDash at that moment, you can also visit the scheduling tab, and update the schedule to the new location.

This will reload all of the timeslots listed on the schedule page, and allow you to schedule a time to Dash.


Doing DoorDash in another state is a fantastic way to make some additional money while on vacation, or even take DoorDash orders in a more profitable area.

DoorDash allows you to work in another state, and updating your location within the app is incredibly easy.

I hope that you’ve found this article helpful. If you have any other questions about driving for DoorDash, feel free to ask them in the comments below.

Wishing you the best,

– James McAllister

About the author 

James McAllister

James is the owner of He started his first blog at the age of 11, and has since gone on to start several successful businesses. In total, these businesses have sold hundreds of thousands of units and have touched millions of lives. Here on, he shares his knowledge that brought him to where he is today. If you want to connect with James, follow him on your favorite social networks!

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