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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 all via our app. It’s city living made simpler, smarter and greener. 

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How Zipcar works

Join online for free. Once you’re a member you’ll have access to book Roundtrip journeys, take Flex one-way trips as well as use our vans and luxury, unbranded fleet. 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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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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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 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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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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Leave Flex cars in our Zipzone across London – there’s 13 boroughs to choose from. Pop the keys in the glovebox and lock via the app.

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Sign up

The commuter membership gets you exclusive access to a Zipcar and parking spot, Monday-Friday. Apply here.

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Drive unlimited

Drive your Zipcar whenever you want during the workweek. Use the dedicated spot throughout the week.

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Return the Zipcar to its dedicated spot at the end of the day on Friday. It will be there for you next week!

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 is free, 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. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Keeping the Zipcar community safe

The safety of our members is, and always has been, our number one priority. So, whilst we remain in operation, members should only use us for those journeys outlined by the UK Government. Find out more, and read about what we’re doing to protect you, our members, here.

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Car sharing with Zipcar

Nipping to the shops? Getting to or from work? Weekend trip on the cards? Quick dash to Ikea? Take your pick from thousands of our cars and vans. Use the map to find Zipcar locations near you - the green pins are our Roundtrip vehicles and blue are Flex, one-way cars.

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Estimate your trip cost

How much does a Zipcar cost? Estimate the cost of your next trip below. Select your trip type to get started.

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Fuel, insurance and Congestion Charge included. £7.50 airport fee applies for Flex trips to and from Heathrow.

Starting rates are estimates only.
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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.

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. 

Zipcar for Business

Do smarter business with on-demand cars at discounted weekday rates.

Learn more about Zipcar for Business.

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Behind the wheels

Stay in the know with what’s happening at Zipcar.

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Ready to drive?

Reclaim the driver’s seat (and the radio). Get from A to B, run errands, have an adventure – whatever you need wheels for, it’s time to get around the smarter way.