How it works
4 simple steps to Zipcar freedom
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join 1. join Just apply today. It only takes a few minutes.
Once you're approved, you get your very own Zipcard.
Complete the online application, which takes just a few minutes. Once we receive and review your driving record, you'll get your own Zipcard in just a few days. Once you receive your Zipcard, you can begin reserving Zipcars and driving right away!
reserve 2. reserve Reserve one of our cars – for a couple hours or the entire day.
Do it online or use a phone. We're easy.
You can do it online or over the phone. You choose the car you want – there are hatchbacks, vans and more. Choose the time slot you want at the location you want. Reserve minutes or months in advance.
unlock 3. unlock Walk to the car, then just hold your Zipcard to the windscreen.
The doors will unlock, and it's all yours!
Your Zipcard will only open the car you've reserved during the time you've reserved it (which means no one else can open your Zipcar during that time, either). All you do is walk to the car and hold your card to the windscreen – the doors will unlock.
drive 4. drive Drive away... and return to the same reserved parking spot at the end of your reservation. It's that simple.
And remember, fuel, insurance and the Congestion Charge are included too.
Well, we guess you don't need us to tell you how to drive. Fuel, reserved parking, maintenance, the Congestion Charge and insurance are all included (though you may be responsible for excess on the insurance if you get in an accident). Just bring your Zipcar back when you're done and park it in the same reserved parking space. That's all there is to it!

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what's included

Your Zipcard unlocks thousands of cars around the world, with fuel and insurance included.

green benefits

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