Car Sharing in Maidstone – The Alternative to Car Hire & Ownership

Car Sharing in Maidstone – The Alternative to Car Hire & Ownership

Maidstone is the county town of Kent and is popular with visitors and residents alike. Situated in the south east of the country it’s a prime location that allows easy access to the southern and eastern coast, the Eurotunnel and London. It has its own collection of attractions too including a historic castle, a nature reserve and several museums. Having a vehicle around here is incredibly useful, which is why we offer cheap car sharing in Maidstone.
 
Our service is incredibly flexible as we all you to rent cars and vans by the hour. This means if you’re doing a quick errand or embarking on a five day trip to the country, we’re able to sort you out. We’re affordable and flexible too so there’s minimal stress when hiring a car from us.

Where to find Zipcars in Maidstone

Maidstone’s Zipcars have all been placed in the centre of the town to make them as convenient as possible for you. Simply head to Maidstone’s train station and you will find two car club vehicles just outside the Kent County Council building, while there is another placed a short walk around the corner on Church Street.

Using our app or website you can both locate the nearest Zipcar to you and then book it out. Once that’s done all you have to do take the short trip to the vehicles location, unlock the doors with the app or your membership card and put yourself in the driving seat. As we include 60 miles of travel, fuel and insurance in the price, there’s nothing left for you to worry about.

The benefits of cheap car rental

If you did want to use a car, you’d probably consider renting a car. Zipcar offers something slightly different though. Its flexibility is its greatest strength.

You can rent by the hour, so this means you won’t have to pay a day rate when you only need to the car for a few hours. This makes it much more affordable for the smaller tasks you might need a vehicle for.

To make things even more convenient, you don’t need to worry about insurance and fuel costs. They’re all included in the price of our car hire, with 60 miles worth of free travel to start. It’s also a great option for any business travel you need to do as well. Click here to see our options for business car sharing in Maidstone.

Why Choose Zipcar

  • Zipcar is a car cub - the world's leading car club network currently operating in London, Bristol, Oxford, Cambridge and Maidstone (and another 50+ cities across Europe and North America).
  • Joining Zipcar gives you access to the car or van you need when you need it, perfectly maintained but with none of the hassle or expense of ownership.
  • Zipcar is far simpler and more convenient than conventional car hire. Once a member, when you need a car, just choose your make and model from the great selection parked around your local area; get in and drive off.
  • "One Zipcar helps take 17 privately owned vehicles off the road in the UK."*
    *Source: Carplus Annual Survey of Car Clubs 2013/14 (London)

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How to enjoy your car share experience

So whether you’re a resident of Maidstone or visiting, there’s plenty to do with your Zipcar. Nearby Leeds Castle is a very popular destination. Rising from a majestic moat, the castle dates from 1119 and gives you the chance to explore life during medieval and Tudor times. Aside from seeing a place of historical significance, you can also enjoy a walk around the beautiful grounds that surround the castle.

Maidstone itself isn’t lacking in activities. If you’re looking for a park that’s perfect for a family day out, then Mote Park is a great choice especially in the summer. If you prefer a spot of culture, then there’s the Maidstone Museum & Bentlif Art Gallery and the Tyrwhitt-Drake Museum.

You might want to take use your short term car rental to visit somewhere outside Maidstone. There’s plenty of place to choose. How about France? Folkestone isn’t far and here you can board the Eurotunnel to Calais and explore northern France or just fill up the car with some shopping from the Cite Europe shopping centre.

If you want something more traditionally English, you could head to Margate for a seaside day out. With beaches, arcades, independent shops and boutiques and the Turner Contemporary art centre, there’s something for everyone here.

If you’d like to do some shopping at some big retail names, then Canterbury and Ashford are both nearby. With an extensive high street in Canterbury and a bargain-filled outlet centre in Ashford, you can fill up the boot with lots of goodies before heading back home.