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man using Zipcar

Car Rental Without a Credit Card

Most car hire companies require a credit card which can be inconvenient for many users, that is why, at Zipcar, we accept payment by either debit card or credit card. Simply, select your preferred payment method, including Monzo, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express for UK car rental. The debit or credit card should match your valid driver’s licence in order to rent a car in advance or at the last-minute. Once your account is approved, use the app to find and book your next Zipcar.



Can I Hire a Car Using a Debit Card Only?

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Can I Hire a Car Using a Debit Card Only?

Absolutely! Debit card car rentals are available in all Zipcar locations in London, Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford. You can hire a car without a credit card and pay with a debit card only. Make sure your debit card matches the registration address, has funds in it and is in your name. We do not accept prepaid cards. You can get access to thousands of cars and vans available by using a UK debit card. You can go wherever you want and pay however you want.

How it Works

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How it Works

Find, book and unlock your Zipcar all via the app available for Android and iOS. Rent a Roundtrip car up to a year in advance or a Flex car at the last-minute when you are ready to go. Simply, join online and get access to 3,000+ cars and vans readily available throughout London. In order to apply, drivers must be 23 years or older and have been driving for at least a year to be eligible for membership. Enjoy the freedom to choose the plan that best suits your needs, Basic, Smart or Plus where you will be able to benefit from driving credit and lower rates. Once you've joined, you can search, drive and pay by the minute, hour or day. We take care of fuel, insurance and the Congestion Charge too.

Why Use Zipcar?

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Why Use Zipcar?

Zipcar is the perfect solution when you need to reserve a car for weekend trips, go to the airport, or when your mate invites you to last-minute adventures. The best part is that we cover everything but the driving which gives you the flexibility to book a car when you need it most at your nearest location. Enjoy one-way Flex and Roundtrip solutions 24/7, all via our easy-to-use app. Feeling greener today? Why not use one of our 400+ affordable EV’s available in London. 

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.