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Hire a car for an hour or a day with Zipcar


Whether your looking to rent a car for a day or an hour Zipcar has the right vehicle for you. With over 3,000 cars and vans available at easily accessible roadside locations across London it's the easiest way to get you moving quickly.  

Looking to hire a car by the hour?

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Looking to hire a car by the hour?

Zipcar is thousands of cars available for hourly rental. Prices start from £6 per hour and £60 per day, however, the cost of renting a Zipcar varies depending on the plan you're on, city you're in and the vehicle you're driving. Full breakdown on the costs can be found on our pricing page

When you rent with Zipcar all you pay for is the time you drive. With Zipcar you can benefit from having fuel, 60 miles, Congestion Charge, and insurance included in the cost. Further details on what is included can be found here.


Rent a car for a day

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Rent a car for a day

If you're looking to hire a car for a day, you've come to the right place. Zipcar has thousands of cars and vans available across London, Cambridge, Bristol and Oxford, with all cars and vans accessible 24/7 via the Zipcar app. There's no minimum booking period, so cars can be booked by the minute, hour or day with no hidden costs. Zipcar has a Roundtrip option, where you pick up and return your vehicle to the same spot and a one-way option, Zipcar Flex where you return the car in the Zipzone, all available for daily car rental. 


What can I do with a Short Term Car Rental

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What can I do with a Short Term Car Rental

The possibilites are endless with a short term rental car, giving you the freedom of having car without the expensive costs of owning and running one. We've put together some inspiration of what people are using Zipcars for.

  • Food shopping
  • Ikea and other big shopping outlets
  • Moving house 
  • Going to a meeting
  • Commuting
  • Day trips out of London - beach and other cities
  • Travelling to the airport

There plenty of inspiration on our blog.

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. 

Car hire with Zipcar