Zipcar in NYC

Need an easy way to get around and out of NYC? Need an easy way to get out of the city? With Zipcars available in NYC, you can book an on-demand car rental by the hour or day and explore New York from Manhattan to Brooklyn and beyond.
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How Zipcar works

Round Trip

Join in minutes

Apply online with a valid driver's license. Most people are approved instantly and can book a trip within minutes.


Drive on demand

Book a round trip car by the hour or day. Use our car sharing app to unlock and lock during your trip. 



When you're done, park the car in the same location you picked it up from, then end the trip with the app.

How do I join Zipcar?

Apply online with a valid driver’s license. Most members are approved instantly and can book a trip within minutes.


How much does Zipcar cost?

Zipcar membership costs $9 a month or $90 a year. Reserve cars by the hour or by the day. Gas, insurance options,* and 180 miles per day are all included in membership. Other fees, such as a young driver fee, may apply. Price it out.

Are there Zipcars near me?

Zipcars live in more than 500 cities and towns globally. Type your address in the search bar below to find Zipcars near you.


How soon can I drive with Zipcar?

First, sign up for membership. Most members are approved instantly and can book a trip within minutes but in some cases, it may take a little longer to check your driving record. As soon as you’re approved, you can book Zipcars by the hour or day and use the app to unlock and lock during your trip. 

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Zipcar in New York City

Book an on-demand, hourly or daily car rental in NYC and escape to Long Island or head upstate for the weekend. Have a car without owning one with Zipcar in NYC.

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What types of cars can I drive?

When booking a reservation, you can choose a car type to fit your needs or your mood—from compact sedans to larger cars or SUVs and even luxury vehicles, we’ve got you covered.


How many miles are included?

No matter where or how long you drive, 180 miles are included per day for most membership plans. Any overage is billed at $.58 per mile. Learn more.

Is gas included?

Gas is on us! Need to fill up during your reservation? Just use the gas card found behind the driver’s side visor in your Zipcar. Every car should have at least ¼ tank to start (so kindly bring yours back that way, too.)


How does Zipcar insurance coverage work?

All members in good standing have third party auto liability and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) or "no-fault" coverage. A $1,000 damage fee may apply which you can reduce or eliminate by buying an optional waiver. More details.

Why Zipcar?

Reserve wheels when you want them, by the hour or day, and only pay for the time you drive.

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Save money

Zipcar covers gas, insurance options,* parking, and maintenance for a potential savings of $1000/month over car ownership.

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Cars near you

Zipcars live in your local neighborhood, and in cities, campuses and airports across the globe.

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Drive on-demand

No waiting in line at the counter. (No need to even search for your keys!) Just book and go.

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Go beyond public transit

Zipcar is the perfect complement to the bus and train—whether it’s local errands or weekend adventures.

Explore NYC

Book a car on demand and see the best spots in the city.

(Bronx Zoo)

Grab an on-demand, hourly car rental in NYC and visit the Bronx Zoo, one of the largest zoos in the United States.

(Coney Island)

With Zipcar’s car-sharing in NYC you can take your one-day car rental into Brooklyn to Coney Island and visit the beach, the Wonder Wheel, and Luna Park, an amusement park featuring the famed Cyclone roller coaster. 

(Multiple attractions)

Rent a car in NYC and visit several attractions in one day. Take in the full Manhattan experience with a trip to Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building, and more.

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Cars around Campus

Get off campus and save with your student discount

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Cars for business

Simplify your transportation with low weekday rates and experts on your side.

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Ready to drive?

The backseat isn’t an option where you’re headed. It’s time to start commuting, exploring, and running errands on your own time.

Starting rates are estimates only and do not reflect variations due to discounts, availability, holidays, or other factors. Actual prices may vary. Other fees may apply. You may review your total estimated reservation cost before you confirm your reservation.

*Some membership plans may limit insurance options.