Car Sharing & Hourly Car Rental in Washington D.C.

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 a magical Zipcard that unlocks thousands of cars across the globe.

2. reserve

Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour and up to 7 days.

3. tap

Hold your Zipcard to the windshield. Ta da. The doors will unlock and you’re free to go.

4. drive!

Hit the road. When you’re done, return the car to its reserved spot and scan your Zipcard to lock up. See you on the next Ziptrip!

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.

Special deal, 'til 12/31*

see all rates & plans

*Reduced rate of $15 for first year of membership only. Standard membership rate of $70/year applies after the first year. Hourly driving rates apply. Offer valid for new members only.

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
United States

Office hours:

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

1‑866‑4ZIPCAR(1-866-494-7227) © 2015 Zipcar, Inc. All rights reserved.

Zipcar is the world's largest car sharing and car club service. It is an alternative to traditional car rental and car ownership. Share Zipcars in Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington DC. Zipcars also live on campus at universities across North America.