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Round Trip vs. Flex

What's the difference between round trip and flex? Which is right for you? How do I book? Find out more below...

Round Trip vs Flex

At Zipcar we offer 2 types of trips, Round Trip and Flex. We want you to have a better understanding of both services so we can help you make the most of Zipcar.

Round Trip

zipcar round trip return to the same dedicated bay

Round Trip

Pick up and return these cars to the same dedicated bay. 

We recommend Round Trip for longer trips as vehicles can be booked by the hour or day, prices start from £3 an hour and vans start from £10 an hour. Round trip cars are normally used for pre-planned trips such as moving house, IKEA trips, trips out the city and errands.

You'll be able to find and book round trip cars via the app and via your account page.


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Drive one way and drop in the Zipzone.

Flex offers a one way service and you can pick up and drop cars anywhere in the Zipzone providing it complies with our parking rules where you are ending your trip. More information can be found on parking rules here. Prices start from £0.29 per minute.

Flex is there for more every day needs, whether you’re popping to mates house, heading somewhere early in the morning, off to a fancy dress party and couldn’t fancy public transport alone, it’s there for you. Flex vehicles can only be found via the app. So download it now and start searching for cars near you.