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woman booking a Zipcar through the app

Going on holiday with Zipcar


Going on holiday is the best. A bit of time off from work and a welcome change of scenery. And with this year being the year of the road trip, we know lots of members use Zipcar to go on holiday in the UK - whether it’s getting to the airport or train station early in the morning (don't forget, you shouldn't take a Zipcar abroad), or booking a car for a few days and exploring a little closer to home. Here’s a few examples to get you inspired for your next trip.


Airport transfers with Zipcar

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Airport transfers with Zipcar

Getting to the airport can be tricky, especially if you’re laden with luggage or taking an early/late flight.  Did you know you can pick up and drop-off a one-way Zipcar Flex at Heathrow?  It’s just £14/hour or 32p/minute, and even with the £5 airport charge on top it’s a cheaper option than most. It also gives you the freedom of being able to drive to the airport and not worry about your car. See our airport page for more.

Taking the Eurostar? Flex to the station 

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Taking the Eurostar? Flex to the station 

Some of the earlier international trains can come and go at less sociable times, so  why not take a Flex car to St Pancras? You will need to end your trip to the north east of the station and take a short walk to the Terminal once you’ve arrived. Zipcar Flex is available 24/7 so you just have to set your alarm.

Weekend getaways

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Weekend getaways

No matter how much we love where we live, sometimes we just want to pack our bags, jump in a car and head for the hills. If you’re a Zipcar member that’s even easier; members can use our vehicles for  short term flexible rentals. We’ve 3,000+ cars and vans – all bookable via our app – that live on the street, meaning they’re within minutes of your front door. 

If you’re going on a longer journey make sure you take a Roundtrip and book your car early to avoid missing out. 

What's included?

Each drive has everything you need included in the cost to help you make the most of your trip – and to keep things simple.    

60 miles included each day, after that it's from 25p/mile
Insurance - third party motor liability - covered in every drive
Breakdown assistance roadside 24/7/365, at no extra cost
Fuel! If you need to top up there's a fuel card on the dashboard

Why Rent a Zipcar?

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Save money

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

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Rent a car locally

Zipcars live just around the corner. We've got thousands of cars and vans near where you live and work.

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Drive on-demand

Rent by the minute, hour or day when and where you need them. Just book and unlock with the app.

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Live greener

Cheaper and greener than owning your own car, we've also got hundreds of electric cars in our fleet.