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Access thousands of cars and vans near you


Zipcar is the UK’s biggest and most popular car-sharing club. Join online and get access to cars and vans near where you live and work, all via our app. Its city living made simpler, smarter and greener.


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. Just download the app, reserve, and drive.

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Join Zipcar

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

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Search and book

Use the app to find vehicles near you. Use Roundtrip to hire by the hour or day. Use Zipcar Flex for short one-way trips across town.

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End your trip

When you’re done, return your Roundtrip vehicle to the same bay you got it from. For Flex, make sure you end your trip in an approved location.

Try an electric car with Zipcar

We have over 1,000 electric cars that any member can drive! Just search, book and unlock them with our app like the rest of our fleet. It really is that simple! 

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Roundtrip and Flex

Roundtrip Zipcar vs Flex Zipcar

Roundtrip and Flex

There are two ways to travel with Zipcar. Roundtrip is perfect for when you’re looking for a car or van for a couple of hours, a day or more.  Flex is there for one-way travel starting in London. It’s like a self-drive taxi, and is perfect for commuting, heading to a friend’s place or getting to or from Gatwick and Heathrow. What’s more, with over 1,000 electric cars for you to pick from, your trip with us can be even greener!

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. 

Looking for business car and van rental?

Zipcar for Business

Looking for business car and van rental?

Move your business with Zipcar. The same great service with discounted weekday rates, account management and the flexibility you need to grow your business. 

Learn more about Zipcar for Business.

Frequently asked questions