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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. Zipcar has no minimum booking period, so you're able to fit your rental around your needs and timings. 

How much is Zipcar per hour?

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How much is Zipcar per hour?

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 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 need. Everything else like fuel, roadside assistance, congestion charge, insurance and more are included in the cost. Further details on what is included can be seen here.




Why Use Zipcar?

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Why Use Zipcar?

Zipcar has 3,000 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. We also have a one-way option, Zipcar Flex. Like a self-drive taxi, Flex gives customers the flexibility to do what they need to do from the comfort of a car. 


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, 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.