what’s zipcar?

Glad you asked. It’s a smarter way to get around the city.

  • Drive cars by the hour or day. Gas & insurance included.
  • In neighborhoods, cities and airports across the globe.
  • Save hundreds over car ownership.
  • Choose from sedans, hybrids, vans and more.
  • Membership starts as low as $6/month.

how it works

4 simple steps to Zipcar freedom.

1. join

Apply now! Once approved, you’ll get your Zipcard. This magical, little card unlocks thousands of cars, trucks and vans across the globe.

2. reserve

Book a Zipcar for a couple hours or the whole day. Do it online or on your phone via our mobile app. We’re easy.

3. tap

Walk to the car and hold your Zipcard to the windshield. Ta da. The doors will unlock and it’s all yours.

4. drive!

Go! When your time is almost up, return the car to the same reserved parking spot. Then you are all done!

where do zipcars live?

Find us in your local neighborhood, or in cities and airports across the globe.

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Neighborhoods

  • Cities with storefronts

rates & plans

Try a few on for size and pick the one that fits. (You can change at any time.)

Learn about Zipcar rates.

Pick the plan that’s right for you. Once you’ve joined, you can reserve cars by the hour or day. Driving rates vary by city and car model. (You guessed it, fancy cars are a little more.)

Membership from:

$6/mo or $60/yr

Driving rates from:

$8-10/hr
See all rates & plans

Here’s what you need to do to get on the road:

create a zipcar log in

have your driver’s license handy

grab your credit or debit card

don't take it from us.

Take it from our members. Here's how they use Zipcar.

setting priorities

Without Zipcar, I'd have to subtract car payments from my sushi budget—not gonna happen.

Joshua M.
Boston

lights, camera, zipcar!

I teamed up with some determined filmmakers for a 48 Hour Film Project. Our trusty Zipcar lugged equipment all around town.

Carrie C.
Pittsburgh

mother's day

My mum always dreamed of riding in a MINI. With Zipcar, I was finally able to make that come true.

Diane M.
Boston

a MINI adventure

It was my girlfriend's birthday, so I picked her up from work for a fun trip to the beach. She loved it.

Ian C.
San Francisco Bay Area

a new point of view

My girlfriend and I took a Zipcar to Crater Lake National Park. After hiking to the top of Mt. Scott, we enjoyed the scenic view.

Justin F.
Portland

going to a chapel

We reserved a MINI Cooper for a unique getaway car after our destination wedding at Lake Michigan!

Claire S. and Chris H.
Chicago

errands can wait

We often use Zipcar for grocery runs, but one time the beach was calling our name, so we made a detour.

Amy M.
Rutgers University

How to reserve & unlock a Zipcar

How it works

Where can I find a car?

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Ready to hop on board?

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