Our six simple rules

Being part of our car-sharing community means looking out for each other, too. Here's our six simple rules all members need to follow.

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Report damages

Inspect your Zipcar inside and out. Report damage, a dirty car, or low fuel so we know it wasn’t you.

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Keep it clean

Take personal belongings with you when you go, and throw away or recycle any rubbish.

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Fill 'er up

Always leave at least 1/4 tank. (It’s on us!) The fuel card and instructions are tucked on the side of the dashboard. If not adhered to you may receive a penalty charge.

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No smoking

Not even with all the windows down or all the doors open. Members found smoking will be charged a fee for the cost of cleaning

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Pets in carriers

Buster and Fluffy need to be kept in a pet carrier at all times. (No matter how cute they are.)

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Return it right

Please return Roundtrip vehicles on time for the next person (and to avoid late fees). Or extend your booking. With Flex you simply drop off in the Zipzone

Flex vs Roundtrip

Join online and you'll get access to thousands of our cars and vans throughout London. How you use them is up to you – we have two options to choose from.

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Flex is our one-way service. Just look for the blue pin in the app, reserve and drive then just drop in our Zipzone across London. Perfect for spontaneous one-way trips around the city, starting from 29p per minute.


With Roundtrip pick your car up from its dedicated bay – you’ll find them all over London. Use the app to find any green pin near you, book and drive by the hour or day - starting from £3 per hour or from £33 per day. Park in the same bay you picked your Zipcar up from.

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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.