Car Sharing & Hourly Car Rental in Houston

A Smarter Way
to Drive in Houston

Unlock cars parked across the city. Reserve by the hour or day and run errands, visit friends, or venture out on a road trip. Choose your car and choose a route. From Downtown to Uptown, Midtown to Upper Kirby, or Montrose to EaDo.

Shopping at The Galleria? Spending the day on the bay? Picking someone up from Hobby? Get the ins and outs of membership and hit the road.

Zipcars make great neighbors

We're in all the nooks and crannies of the city. Find the many places we call home and explore the one that you call yours.

how Zipcar works

4 simple steps

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Apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

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Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

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Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

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rates and plans

You’ve got some choices. From monthly to annual, pay-as-you-go to discounted prepaid plans, we have something for every driver.

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Membership from:

$7/mo or $70/yr

Driving rates from:


You can also join through your school or business.

but wait, there's more!

Take a look at what’s down the road once you’re a Zipster.

I work at the University of Houston, and have been using Zipcar for the last three-and-a-half years. I have been very impressed by Zipcar’s professionalism and the maintenance of the cars. Not to mention, there are some pretty cool cars around! My favorites are the Volkswagen Golf “Garfield,” the Kia Soul “Meerdink,” and the Ford F-150 “Feathers.”

Anirban Roy, Houston
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