zipcar congestion charge included
zipcar congestion charge included

Congestion Charge, ULEZ & Dartford Crossing Charge


The Congestion Charge is included as part of your Zipcar membership. The charge applies to vehicles travelling within the charging zone between 07:00 and 22:00, seven days a week. The charge is now £15.00 however as a Zipcar member it’s totally free.


If you’re about to enter the congestion charge you will be big signs, like below, alerting you to the fact you’re entering the zone. Remember that you won’t need to pay the charges as it’s all included in your Zipcar membership.


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The congestion charge applies Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The only day the charge is not in place is Christmas Day. No matter what day of the week, it will always be free with your Zipcar membership

If you think you have paid the Congestion Charge, please contact our member services team and they will be on hand to help. 




The ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone) is expanding across all London boroughs from 29 August 2023, moving into more residential areas and impacting more residents and businesses. 

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All of our vehicles are ULEZ compliant, but if you’re not using a Zipcar you will need to ensure your vehicle meets the standards otherwise you will incur further charges. The ULEZ map matches closely with the Congestion Charge Zone, but as of August 2023, it will expand to all areas within the North and South Circular roads, with the possibility to expand the scheme across the entirety of Greater London. If you live in this area, it might be time to ditch the car and fully adopt Zipcar.



Dartford Crossing Charge

Connecting Kent & Essex the Dartford Crossing is the last river crossing of the Thames before it enters the north sea.

The Dartford Crossing Charge (Dart charge) is included in your reservation cost. If you think you have paid for the Dartford Charge in error, you can contact them via the following link:



Why Rent a 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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Rent a car locally

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

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Drive on-demand

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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Live greener

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.