50% off journeys for UK's Essential Services

There’s never been a more important time for us to all come together and help where we can. That’s why, as a thank you for all the hard work you're doing at this time, we’re giving all those working in essential services you up to 50% off trips with Zipcar.  

We’re stronger together. Thank you. 


Claiming your discount


Already a Zipcar member?
Just email ukbusiness@zipcar.com your full name and email address associated with your Zipcar account. We'll also need you to send a form of proof of identity, to make sure you're part of one of the services the UK government has deemed as essential.  

Not already a member?
Just join Zipcar for free through the link below, and make sure you use your work email address so we know you're part of a team of workers that the UK government has deemed as essential. 


How the discount works: 

•    For one-way Zipcar Flex journeys, where you can pick up a car and drop it off anywhere in our Zipzone, (most of London!), you will receive 50% off bookings done by the minute or hour, and 30% off bookings done by the day. Flex cars are from 29p/minute and £12/hour, which means you would pay 14.5p/minute and £6/hour. 

•    For Zipcar Roundtrip journeys, where you pick up a car or van from its dedicated bay and drop it back at the same spot, you will receive 40% off bookings done by the hour, and 30% off bookings done by the day. The cost of a journey depends on the model of car you drive, take a look at the ‘more detailed pricing’ link on our pricing page for full information. 

For more information on our response to COVID-19 please see our blogpost here.


Nightingale Hospital is now in our Zipzone

NHS staff also get 50% off Zipcar, but we've also been working with the NHS, ExCel Centre and Newham Council to temporarily expand our Zipzone for NHS workers. Now they can pick up and drop off a Flex car on a section of roads north of the Nightingale Hospital (ExCel centre). Please see our app for precise locations.

Find out more

Ts and cs: Up to 50% off Zipcar journeys is valid for employees of companies classed as essential workers by the UK government, until 31st May 2020. Zipcar may extend the discount period, and are following updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) closely. All applicants are subject to Zipcar's eligibility criteria. 




How Zipcar works

Join online for free. Once you’re a member you’ll have access to book Roundtrip journeys in cars or vans, or get from a to b in Flex one-way trips. Just download the app, reserve and drive.

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Join Zipcar

Apply online with a picture of your driving licence at the ready. As soon as you’re approved, you’re good to go.

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Search and Drive

Reserve a Flex car (e-Golf or Polo) to drive one-way by the minute or hour. Or book a Roundtrip car or van in advance, and return it to it's own dedicated bay, perfect for weekends away and trips around town. 

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Return it Right

When you’re done, drop your Flex car in the Zipzone or return your Roundtrip to it's same dedicated bay. Pop the keys in the glovebox and lock via the app.

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Wherever you are in London, we're nearby

Just use the app to find a nearby vehicle, reserve it and you can unlock it with your card or phone - cheaper than traditional car hire, with far less waiting around. You can book Roundtrip cars and vans up to a year in advance, or reserve our Flex, one-way cars 15 minutes and just hop in! 

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Why Zipcar?

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Save money

We pay for fuel, parking, Congestion Charge and insurance – so you get access to a car without all the hassle of owning one!

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Cars near you

Zipcars live just around the corner. We've got the largest car sharing fleet in London (not that we're boasting) and you'll find us in cities across the UK.

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Whatever you need wheels for, we’ve got them. Rent cars and vans by the minute, hour or day when and where you need them.

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We’re the perfect addition to buses, trains and bikes for those times when you just need a car. We've also got hundreds of electric cars in our fleet.