Cheap car sharing in Barking and Dagenham – The Alternative to Car Hire

Cheap car sharing in Barking and Dagenham – The Alternative to Car Hire

With a number of public parks, two country parks, shops, and restaurants the east London borough of Dagenham has a lot to see and do. It’s also a great place to both escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a day or to dive headfirst into it. Car sharing in Barking and Dagenham gives you a wide range of possibilities to choose from.

With renting by the hour, van or car hire in Barking and Dagenham is an affordable and flexible solution to whatever task you have at hand. It’s a simple and cost effective alternative to traditional car hire options, so whether you’re taking the family for a day trip or just visiting friends on the other side of the city, Zipcar means you can you don’t have to stress, while at the same being environmentally friendly compared to owning your own vehicle.

Where to rent a Zipcar

If you’re after a Zipcar in Barking and Dagenham they’re conveniently placed by a number of stations in the borough. There are four all within walking distance of Barking station. There are also another two by nearby Romford station and a further three more just beyond the border by Ilford station. That means you’re never a short train journey away from one of our cars.

When you’ve decided on the car you want, it won’t be long before you can start your trip. Just access the app or go on the website and find your chosen car. From there book it out and then head to its location with your membership card where you can use it, or the app, to magically open the doors. That’s all you’ll need to unlock it and start your journey. There’s also 60 miles, congestion charges and insurance costs included in the price.

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)

4 Simple Steps to Zipcar Freedom

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Things to do

Not owning your own car can make everyday tasks, like shopping, picking up the kids from school, or a trip to the doctors, difficult. If you’re an occasional driver the costs of getting your own car soon adds up when you consider tax and insurance. That’s why using Zipcar as and when you need it is a much cheaper and easier alternative.

If you’re looking for a different shopping experience from the usual big supermarket, then this is a great borough to use a short term car rental. Both Barking and Dagenham have their own markets. The former takes place every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, while the latter happens every Sunday meaning there’s plenty of time to get to either one during the week.

On the other hand, Barking and Dagenham’s location makes it perfect as a starting point for a trip past the M25. A short car journey east will bring you to Cliffe Pools, an amazing beautiful and unique location that will have you forgetting the stresses of the capital within minutes. Here you can see some amazing wildlife and enjoy the wonderful scenery on a stroll. It’s a perfect destination for some fresh air and relaxation.

If the country isn’t your thing, then you could head north and visit Chelmsford for the day. Here you could visit Chelmsford museum located within a Victorian mansion, then head to town and fill up the car with some shopping before grabbing a bite to eat and heading home. It’s a great city to head to for an enjoyable day trip.

Zipcar brings you all the convenience of having your own car, but without all the bother and stress that comes with it.


0333 240 9000

0333 240 9000