Car Sharing & One Way Car Sharing in Chicago

a smarter way
to drive in Chicago

Unlock over 700 cars in the city. Reserve by the hour or day and run errands, visit friends, or venture out on a road trip. Choose your car and choose a route. From Hyde Park to Edgewater, Lakeview to Wicker Park, or Old Town to the Loop.

Shopping at Chicago Premium Outlets? Spending the day on Lake Forest Beach? Picking someone up from O’Hare? Get the in’s and out’s of membership and hit the road.

Zipcars make great neighbors

We're in all the nooks and crannies of the city. Find the many places we call home and explore the one that you call yours.

how Zipcar works

4 simple steps

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join

Apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

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reserve

Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

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tap

Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield—or tap the app—to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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drive

Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

how it works video

rates and plans

You’ve got some choices. From monthly to annual, pay-as-you-go to discounted prepaid plans, we have something for every driver.

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Membership from:

$7/mo or $70/yr

Driving rates from:

$8-10/hr

You can also join through your school or business.

but wait, there's more!

Take a look at what’s down the road once you’re a Zipster.

I’ve used Zipcar for 5 years with my company. We use Zipcar for all our catering and deliveries. They make it very convenient for us to get food to our customers in a fast and efficient way!

Amy Sweet, Chicago
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