Am I eligible to be a Zipcar member?
You can apply for Zipcar membership if you have a valid driver's license and are at least 21 years old, or 18 years old if you are either a student at a university affiliated with Zipcar or if you live in New York, Michigan, or Maryland. For non-US based licenses, or residents of Michigan, learn more.
How do I use my Zipcard?
Once you receive your Zipcard, keep it with you on all trips in case you're in a low signal area or your phone runs out of battery. To unlock and lock the car with your Zipcard, tap the Zipcard to the reader on the driver's side of the windshield. Note: It takes up to 5-7 business days for the Zipcard to arrive. Until your Zipcard arrives, make sure to only book cars and trips where your cell phone will be in range.
How long is the application process?
Apply online with a valid driver's license. Most people are approved instantly and can book a trip within minutes, but if there's a reason for delay, we'll email you. As soon as you're approved, you can book Zipcars by the hour or day and use our app to unlock and lock during your trip. We'll also mail you a Zipcard, which is an access card to any Zipcar vehicle you reserve. Learn how to check the status of your application.