Zipcar in the city

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If you’re already a member – welcome to the club! Not signed up yet? Why not, you can join for free – find out more here. Here’s where you’ll find the information and inspiration you need to make the most of not just Zipcar, but your free time too.
Zipcar in the city

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keeping the Zipcar community safe

The safety of our members is, and always has been, our number one priority at Zipcar.  Here are the actions we're taking to keep you, our members, safe as well as what we’re asking of our membership community.  Read more here


From trips around town to weekends out and about, here’s some of our tried and tested tips to make the most of your free time.

Alexandra Palace Terrace

Pub gardens, terraces and rooftops

Nothing says summer quite like a drink outdoors. Check out these spots within 

Bolney wine estate UK vineyard

Vineyards near London

The UK has some fantastic wineries, we've handpicked a few within a short drive of London

apple picking

Pick your own farms near London

Summer is the perfect time to harvest fruit and veg. It doesn’t get much better than these PYO farms.

wild swimming

Wild swimming spots near London

Take a dip in an open lake or in a river all easily accessible by car.


repairing clothes

Sustainability at home

Here's how you can be more sustainable everyday. 

plastic free shopping

Plastic free & zero waste shops

Reduce the amount of waste you produce by shopping at these fantastic shops

car boot sale items

London's best car boot sales

Whether your buying or selling there's always a deal to be done at a car boot.

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Second hand shopping

We've curated the best locations for second hand shopping around the capital.


There's never been a more important time to play an active part in our communities. At Zipcar, our members and the local communities where our cars live are the heart of who we are, so we're always looking for ways we can do more, and support our members too.

friends in a car

Road trip companions

We surveyed Brits to find out who they would like to travel with.

London runner

Top running routes

We asked our members about their favourite running routes in London.


Distraction, delivered

We’ve compiled a list of distractions you can get delivered to your home.

Indoor exercise

Indoor-phins fix

From yoga to HIT, here’s some of the best classes that have gone online. 

Zipcar for Business

Over 13,000 businesses use Zipcar to get around efficiently, sustainably and to help grow their companies. Here’s some tips on how to grow yours.

Craft beer

A revolution in UK craft beer

How a new brewing crew are taking sustainability into their own hands.

Zipcar for business

Access the sharing economy with Zipcar

Find out how businesses are growing whilst saving by using the sharing economy.


Changing the way we think about waste

Here’s how some start-ups are doing their bit for the environment, and you can too.

london traffic

What ULEZ means for your business

The Ultra Low Emission Zone is here, and it’s only going to get bigger.

How Zipcar Works

Once you’re a member, you’ll get access to over 3,000 cars and vans. Here’s how to use them!

roundtrip vs flex

Roundtrip vs Flex Journeys?

From going a to b with a Flex car to taking a Roundtrip car or van


Ending your Zipcar booking?

Here’s all you need to know about how to end your trip.


How much does Zipcar cost?

It’s free to join Zipcar, and we have tons of inclusions too.

Driving with Zipcar

Congestion charge, ULEZ, Dart charge

Take a look at the charges we cover for all our members.

Our Vehicles

We’ve got various types of cars for you to choose from – from city run arounds to larger cars and vans. Plus there’s 325 e-Golfs to boot! Here’s detail on each vehicle if you want to check how they work and their specs.

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One of the UK’s most popular cars, available in Zipcar Roundtrip.

Zipcar vw e-golf

VW e-Golf

Try out one of our 325 e-Golfs in a Zipcar Flex one-way journey.

Zipcar vw transporter

VW Transporter

Perfect for moving house, DIY and helping you run your business.

Zipcar audi a3

Audi A3

Our luxury, unbranded option. Ideal for special occasions or weddings.