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Zipcars that move freely, just like you.

Zipcars with more flexibility than ever: One Way Zipcar trips. Update your drop-off if plans change, and extend your trip as long as you'd like.
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How One Way works

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Join

Apply online.
When you’re approved, we’ll send you a Zipcard in the mail.

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Drive

Select “One Way” to book flexible wheels. To unlock, tap your Zipcard to the reader on the windshield.

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Drop-off

Select any available drop-off spot near you, then lock up with your Zipcard.

How do I reserve One Way Zipcars?

You can reserve more flexible Zipcars in the One Way tab of the Zipcar app. If you prefer to use your computer, you can also use this link to reserve or click on the One Way link in the navigation bar.

Are there One Way Zipcars near me?

There are One Way Zipcars in Boston currently.

How far in advance can I make a One Way reservation?

For all One Way vehicles, you can book up to 30 minutes in advance and your car will be available starting at the next half hour. For example, if you are searching at 11:29, the next available reservation time will be 11:30. If searching at 11:31, the next available reservation time will be at 12:00.

Do I have to wait until my reservation starts to get in the car?

Nope! The best part about our more flexible wheels is that no one has the car before or after you. You can take the car up to 14 minutes early at no extra charge. If you enter the car 15 to 30 minutes prior, you will be billed for an additional half hour.

How do I find my One Way Zipcar?

One Way cars will be parked in a Zipcar spot. Check the name of the car and the license plate to confirm that it’s the one you reserved.

One Way in Boston

Reserve a One Way location through our app or by clicking here. Note: One Way locations may change.

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Why Zipcar?

Wheels when you want them, by the hour or day, and only pay for the time you reserve.

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Save money

Zipcar covers gas, insurance, parking, and maintenance for a potential savings of $600/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.

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.