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Van rental and hire with Zipcar


Hire vans by the hour or day in London, Bristol, Oxford or Cambridge. Whether your moving house, picking up some new items or making deliveries we have the vans to help you get the job done.


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The easy way to rent a van

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. If you need a van for a day, or just an hour, take your pick from hundreds of vans near you, and drive from just £10/hour! Book vans and cars up to a year in advance, or whenever you need them, all with our handy app. Fuel, insurance and Congestion Charge included. And we're ULEZ compliant to boot!



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If you're a business looking to use our vans or cars join Zipcar for Business for reduced rates, account management support and more. 

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Why hire a van with Zipcar?

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Why hire a van with Zipcar?

  • Simple, clear pricing. Drive from just £10/hour
  • Fuel, insurance and Congestion Charge included*
  • Hire vans by the hour or day, all through our app
  • Choose from vans, cars and luxury vehicles
  • Pick up from hundreds of locations near you
  • Reserve, unlock and drive 24/7/365

How do you unlock your van?

You can unlock the car through the app. Find your reservation in the app and then click on 'unlock'. Once you're in the car the keys will be in the glove box.


How much is it to hire a Zipvan?

Prices start from £10 an hour and £100 per day.


What kinds of vans does Zipcar have?

We have VW Transporters, Peugeot Experts, and Vauxhall Vivaros's more information on the vans and other vehicles can be found on the vehicles page


What size is a Zipvan?

The VW Transporters are approximately 190cm (W) x 490cm (L) x 199cm (H). The approximate loading dimensions are: 235cm (L) x 148cm (W) x 130cm (H)


What age can you rent a Zipvan?

You can rent a van from the age of 23 if you hold a valid driver's licence.

How Zipcar works

Join online, and once you’re a member you’ll have access to vans, cars and luxury vehicles too. There's two types of journeys: get there and back in a van or car with Roundtrip, or take a one-way car with Zipcar Flex. Just download the app, reserve and drive.

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Join Zipcar

Apply online with a picture of your driving licence at the ready. As soon as you’re approved, you’re good to go.

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Book and drive

Use our app to book vans or cars by the minute, hour or day - whenever you need them. Choose from a Roundtrip car or van, or a one-way Flex car. 

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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.

Hire a Van Wherever You Are in London, Bristol, Oxford or Cambridge

Wherever you are in London, Bristol, Oxford or Cambridge, there’s a Zipvan to rent close by. Whether you’re in the centre of town or the suburbs, if you’ve got your smartphone or a Zipcar membership, you’ll be able to get on-demand and hourly van hire to go where you want for whatever you need. Just use the app to find a nearby vehicle, reserve it and you can unlock it with your card or phone - our van hire service is cheaper than traditional van rental, with far less waiting around.

Find out more about Van hire with ZIpcar in London, Bristol, Oxford or Cambridge.

Hire a Van for a Day or by the Hour

Zipcar not only enables you to rent a van for a day, but also offers affordable hourly van hire, 24/7 whenever you need. Whether your moving house, doing some DIY, buying new furniture, doing deliveries, on a photoshoot or want to take your bikes out of town for the day, the opportunites are endless.

Are there any restrictions on where the vans can go? 

It's a member’s responsibility to always obey the Highway Code when driving any of our vehicles, which includes any signage warning against restrictions on vehicle dimensions or weight. The Gross Vehicle Weight of our VW Transporters is 2.8 tonnes and the dimensions of the full vehicle are 489cm (L) x 224.2cm (W) x 196.9cm (H). As the vehicles weight is over 2 tonnes, it is restricted from travelling through some areas, most notably the Rotherhithe Tunnel in London, and failure to obey any restrictions will result in a Penalty Charge Notice.”

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.