a smarter way
to drive in Washington, DC

Unlock over 800 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 Columbia Heights to Arlington, Navy Yard to Silver Spring, or Anacostia to Dupont Circle.

Shopping at the Tanger Outlets? Spending the day at Shenandoah National Park? Picking someone up from Dulles? 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

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!

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.

Membership from:

$7/mo or $70/yr

Driving rates from:


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

Since going car-less two years ago, Zipcar has been the backbone of my carshare lifestyle. I have zipped my way out to countless excursions in the Shennendoah Mountains, into Virginia and Maryland with ease and significant cost savings when compared to what I spent in the past on my personal vehicle. Using Zipcar means no worrying about parking meters and tickets in DC. Along with gas being included, and a wide range of choice of vehicle, Zipcar has provided me with an easy to use, reliable, and valued service for my sporadic mobility needs.
- Brendan Orsinger, D.C.

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Zipcar Washington, DC

403 8th St. NW
Washington, DC 20004
(202) 737-5928

Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sunday closed