road trips research
road trip research

The year of the road trip


We commissioned a survey to find out the British public's views on holiday-making this year. It turns out that many Brits are raring to get behind the wheel and reclaim some freedom this summer! 


Here are our findings:

road trip research

Here are our findings:

  • Nearly three quarters of Brits surveyed haven't had a holiday this year, and almost half have had their getaways cancelled 
  • Nearly one half of Brits surveyed feel nervous to travel abroad, even if restrictions are lifted

45% of Brits surveyed cited their main concern against international travel as not wanting to catch or transmit the virus, and 41% of Brits surveyed said that they are nervous to fly with large numbers of people. But it's not all bad news for holiday-makers...

The road trip resurgence

road trips research

The road trip resurgence

  • The majority of Brits surveyed said that they are planning on taking a domestic break this summer
  • Brits surveyed are prepared to travel an average of 110 miles from their home for the perfect staycation
  • Almost half of the people surveyed are planning on taking up to 4 weekend breaks within the UK this year

A clear win for domestic tourism! If you're thinking of taking a road trip this year and you're looking for the top UK road trip destinations then check out our handy guide.

In need of a car?

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In need of a car?

Zipcar Roundtrip is the perfect car hire option for road trips and weekend breaks. Pick up your car from a dedicated bay, enjoy your road trip, then return it to the same bay when you’re done. Easy!

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, with 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, 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.