getting in to a zipcar

Zipcar Pricing

Zipcar gives you access to over 3,000 cars across London, Oxford, Cambridge and Bristol all accessible under 1 easy to use membership.
getting in to a zipcar

How much is Zipcar? Is there a joining fee?

Zipcar is free to join in London, outside of London there are joining fees. There is a free plan, Basic, with no monthly obligations but we also have 2 paid plans: Smart at £6 a month where you get £6 driving credit a month, and Plus at £15 a month, where you also get £15 driving credit each month back!  The Basic plan is free to join where you simply pay as you drive with no commitments. The Smart and Plus plans are monthly subscriptions that give you access to cheaper hourly rates on our vehicles and monthly driving credit, ideal if you need a car on a regular basis. We also have plans specific for businesses

What are the differences in the plans?

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Basic

The Basic plan is totally free and rates start from £8 on hourly rentals, £0.29 per minute or £3 per mile. Ideal for casual usage.

Prices broken down
Small cars from £8/hour
Medium cars from £9/hour
Vans from £10/hour
Luxury cars from £10/hour
Large cars from £12/hour
Pay per mile cars from £3/mile
Flex prices from £0.29/minute

 

 

 

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Smart

The Smart plan is £6 a month which gets you cheaper rates and you get your membership fee back in driving credit each month.

Prices broken down
Small cars from £6/hour
Medium cars from £7/hour
Vans from £10/hour
Luxury cars from £8/hour
Large cars from £10/hour
Pay per mile cars from £3/mile
Flex prices from £0.29/minute
zipcar plus plan

Plus

The Plus plan is £15 a month which gets you cheaper rates and you get your membership fee back in driving credit each month.

Prices broken down
Small cars from £5/hour
Medium cars from £6.50/hour
Vans from £9.50/hour
Luxury cars from £7.50/hour
Large cars from £9.50/hour
Pay per mile cars from £3/mile
Flex prices from £0.29/minute

Which plan is right for me?

Choosing the right plan is important to ensure you’re making the most of the service. If you’re going to use the cars on a regular basis we would recommend the Smart or Plus plans. Not only do you get cheaper rates, you get your membership fee back in driving credit each month. Joining the Basic plan is best for people who will use Zipcar occasionally for errands, moving house, road trips etc. with no strings attached. We know it’s hard to commit these days, so when you’re ready you can easily upgrade your membership to our Smart or Plus plans. 

What’s included in the price?

Included within the service is 60 miles per day (£0.25 per mile thereafter), all fuel, insurance, road tax and Congestion Charge.  If your vehicle is running low on fuel, duck into your nearest garage and fill up the vehicle – the fuelcard and instructions can be found on the driver’s side of the dashboard. Remember it's a shared car, so always aim to leave the vehicles how you would expect to find it.

Do I need a damage fee waiver?

A damage fee waiver allows you to reduce or eliminate the damage fee. Purchasing a waiver won't change your insurance coverage—it just changes the maximum amount you'll be charged if you're involved in an incident with your Zipcar. All our damage fee waivers cover your Roundtrip and Zipcar Flex trips. We have 2 waiver options for those looking for extra cover - Partial waiver - reduces your damage fee to £250 per incident, £9.95 per month or £69 for the year
- Complete waiver - eliminates your damage fee, £14.95 per month or £99 for the year For more information on the cost of our waivers, please log in to your Zipcar account online and go to My Stuff > My Account and select “Add or opt out of a Waiver”. A damage fee waiver becomes effective on the purchase date and time. Waivers are non-refundable.
 

What are the late fees?

If you return your vehicle late, you will be charged a late return fee starting at £35 per hour (up to a maximum of 3 hours), plus the additional usage.  Here are some handy tips on how to avoid late return fees: Sign up for Zipcar text alerts. We’ll send you reminders about your reservation and let you know if you can extend the reservation. When booking, make sure you allow enough time for the ENTIRE trip. Leave your destination on time. Allow some cushion for traffic delays too

 

 

 

Why Zipcar?

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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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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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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.