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wheels when you want them

cars and vans by the hour, day or week

what’s zipcar?

Glad you asked. It’s a smarter way to get around the city.

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  • Drive cars & vans by the minute, hour or day. Fuel & insurance included.
  • Available 24/7, from convenient locations near where you live & work.
  • Join for free and save hundreds over car ownership.
  • Roundtrip rates from just £3/hour & £33/day.
  • Go one-way across North and South London with Zipcar Flex from just 29p per minute.
  • Learn more about one-way, drive and drop trips with Flex.

how it works

4 simple steps to Zipcar freedom.

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1. join

Apply now! It only takes a few minutes and we’ll be in touch to confirm your approval. You’ll receive your Zipcard in the post, but you can join and drive on the same day.

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2. reserve

Book a Zipcar for a couple of hours or the whole day. Do it via our mobile app or online. We’re easy.

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3. unlock

When it’s time for your reservation, unlock your car with the app (it's magic). The keys are inside the glovebox.

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4. drive!

Go! When your time is almost up, return the car to the same reserved parking spot. Then you are all done!

*The majority of applications are approved on the same day but it may take longer.

where do zipcars live?

With over 2,000 cars & vans parked on-street, find your nearest below

rates & plans

Try a few on for size and pick the one that fits.
(You can change at any time.)

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Learn about Zipcar rates.

Pick the plan that’s right for you. Choose our BASIC plan and join for free, or select our SMART plan and access lower rates. Once you’re a member, you can reserve cars and vans by the hour or day. Driving rates vary by model and size.

Membership plans:

BASIC: free or
SMART: £6/mo

Driving rates from:

£3/hr and £33/day
See all rates & plans

Business accounts enjoy 5% off during the week - learn more.

Before you join
here's what you need to know.

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Click on the join button and follow the steps to fill out your details. Make sure you have your licence and payment details ready.

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Take a clear picture of the front of your driving licence and upload it when prompted during your application.

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Take a clear picture of yourself with your driving licence and upload it when prompted during your application.

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Whilst you wait for your approval email, why not download our handy app for iOS and Android devices.

want to know more?

Click on the links below to talk business or property developments. Check out our new Zipcar Flex service too.

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