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Car Sharing in Cambridge

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Sometimes you just need a car in Cambridge

Cambridge is known throughout the world for its university, but there’s a lot more to this city than education. Incredibly beautiful, a simple walk around its cobbled streets would be a fine day out. Of course, if you live there you might want to see something new, which is easy as the city is perfectly placed to explore the rest of England as you please. That’s why we offer cheap car sharing in Cambridge.
While Cambridge has its own public transport system, sometimes you need to rent a car. Riding the bus with the kids or a pile of shopping isn’t ideal, so having a car is not only easier but more flexible too. Car hire might be your first choice, but Zipcar offers a simpler and often cheaper alternative: car sharing. Zipcar offers just that.

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Where to find Zipcars in Cambridge

There are Zipcars to hire across Cambridge meaning it’s always easy to get to one when you need it. When you’ve got your plans in order, to find your nearest Zipcar just log onto the app or website to locate it and book. Then just make the short trip to where it’s parked and unlock it using the app. Then that’s it, you’re ready to go as we include fuel, 60 miles of travel, and insurance costs in the price.

The benefits of cheap car rental in Cambridge

The benefits of cheap car rental in Cambridge

The benefits of cheap car rental in Cambridge

Whether you’re planning a family day out or want to explore beyond Cambridge, a car makes it that much easier. Public transport can be frustrating and unpredictable because of delays or service alterations. Wouldn’t it be much less stressful to not have to worry about things like that?

With Zipcar you can choose the car you want, without needing to think about petrol, insurance, or needing to run your own vehicle. You can rent by the hour to make things as easy as possible, while you’ll also get insurance and 60 miles worth of travel included in the cost of renting a car. It can be a great option for business use as well. Click here to see our options for business car sharing in Cambridge.

How to enjoy car sharing in Cambridge

Things to do in Cambridge

How to enjoy car sharing in Cambridge

We know how important it is to have a car. It makes life and travel much easier. The problem is that owning a car brings its own issues such as expense and repairs. That’s why our car club is the perfect alternative. You get all the comforts of owning a car without the stress of actually owning it.

Cambridge has a lot to offer for anyone. For a start, the University buildings aren’t just for learning. They’re architecturally notable in their own right and it’s worth strolling around just to soak up the atmosphere. If you want to discover something new, then Cambridge’s museums, such as the Centre for Computing History and the Fitzwilliam Museum are the place to go. Cambridge also has a vibrant arts scene, including galleries such as the Cambridge Contemporary Art centre, Castle Galleries and Kettle’s Yard.
The city is perfect for shopping too and the Lion Yard, the Grand Arcade and the Grafton all include plenty of shops, both independent and major brand name retailers. No matter what your tastes or interests, you’ll find something you like in Cambridge to fill up your boot with. Of course if you’re from Cambridge, you might be more interested in using your short term car rental to explore somewhere new. Just outside of the city is Thetford Forest Park. If you’re after some fresh air and nature, this place is perfect. Take a long walk, scout out some wildlife or just pitch up for a picnic – the choice is yours.

Check out our Cambridge city guide for more on the best things to do in Cambridge.

Rent a van in Cambridge with Zipcar

Wherever you are in Cambridge, there’s a Zipvan to rent close by. Whether you're looking for a moving van to hire, doing some DIY or need a van for your latest job, Zipcar has the vehicles that you need to get it done. Just use the app to find a nearby vehicle, reserve it and you can unlock it with your phone - our Cambridge van hire service is cheaper than traditional van rental, with far less waiting around. Book vans up to a year in advance, or whenever you need them, all with our handy app.

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How Zipcar works

Join online. Once you’re a member you’ll have access to book Roundtrip cars and vans, and our one-way service, Flex. Just download the app, reserve and drive.

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Join Zipcar

Apply online, all you need is your driving licence and a debit or credit card. Once you’re approved you’re good to go.

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Drive a Roundtrip

Hire by the hour or day, perfect for weekends away and trips around town. Need a one-way trip? Try Zipcar Flex.

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When you’re done, return your Roundtrip vehicle to the same dedicated bay you got it from. Pop the keys in the glovebox and lock via the app.

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Join Zipcar

Apply online, all you need is your driving licence and a payment card. Once you’re approved you’re good to go.

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Drive a Flex

Our one-way service. Reserve your nearest car in the app (we’ll hold it for 15 minutes), drive, then drop it in our Zipzone.

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Leave Flex cars in our Zipzone across London – there are 15 boroughs to choose from. Pop the keys in the glovebox and lock via the app.