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Wheels when you want them

 

Zipcar is the UK’s biggest and most popular car-sharing club. Join online and get access to over 3,000 cars and vans accessible in convenient roadside locations all via our app. Its city living made simpler, smarter and greener. 

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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, Flex. Just download the app, reserve and drive.

Round Trip
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Join Zipcar

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

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Drive a Roundtrip

Hire by the hour or day, perfect for weekends away and trips around town. Unlock with the app or your Zipcard. Need a one-way trip? Try Zipcar Flex.

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Return

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.

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Join Zipcar

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

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Drive a Flex

Our one-way service. Reserve your nearest car in the app (we’ll hold it for 15 minutes), drive, then drop it in our Zipzone.

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Drop

Leave Flex cars in our Zipzone across London – there are 15 boroughs to choose from. Pop the keys in the glovebox and lock via the app.

How do I join Zipcar?

Just apply online. Make sure you have a picture of your driving licence ready, and we’ll check you’re you. Approval can take as little 2 hours or sometimes up to 2 days if we need more information from you. Once you get your approval email, you’re good to go.

 

How soon can I drive with Zipcar?

First, sign up. Your approval can take as little 2 hours or sometimes up to 2 days. Once you’re all set, you’re ready to drive – just book via the app.

How much does Zipcar cost?

You've got a choice of 3 membership plans: Basic has no monthly cost, Smart is £6 /month and Plus is £15 /month. On any plan you can book a Flex by the minute, or a Roundtrip by the hour or the day and pay for what you use. Price it out.

 

Are there Zipcars near me?

Thousands of Zipcars live in London alone, and we’re adding more all the time. Pop your address in the search bar below to find Zipcars near you. 

Zip there. Cab back.

Take your pick from thousands of our cars and vans. Heading out to meeting friends? Nipping to the shops? Getting to or from work? Weekend trip on the cards? Quick dash to Ikea? Zipcar has you covered for short one-way trips in Flex, or longer journeys in Roundtrip. We're here to get you moving. 

What types of cars can I drive?

We’ve a range of makes and models for you to choose from so you can pick a car that suits your needs (or just your mood). We have everything from Flex’s electric vehicles to Volkswagen Golfs, Polos and vans - and even unbranded luxury vehicles.

Is fuel included?

It sure is. Just use the fuel card on the side of the dashboard when you need to fill up. Every car should have at least ¼ tank to start with (please bring yours back that way, too.) Our e-Golfs are charged overnight by our team, so they’re good to go whenever you are.

How many miles are included?

60 miles each day – no matter where you drive. Extra miles cost from £0.25 per mile. Learn more. We also cover your Congestion Charge, and all our vehicles are ULEZ compliant – so everything’s taken care of.

How does Zipcar insurance work?

All Zipcar members in good standing have third party auto liability. Members are responsible for a £750 damage fee (£1,000 for higher risk members) per incident, which can be reduced or eliminated with an optional damage fee waiverLearn more.

Looking for business car and van rental? 

Move your business with Zipcar. The same great service at discounted weekday rates. 

Learn more about Zipcar for Business.

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Why 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.