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

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

Home to one of the most famous universities in the world, Oxford is an unforgettable city. Steeped in history and culture, it’s not only popular with its residents but with visitors from the UK and beyond. The city has a great mix of old and new meaning that no matter what you enjoy, it will have something for you. Driving is the best option for seeing everything, so that’s why we offer cheap car sharing in Oxford.

While Oxford has its own public transport system, sometimes you need something else. Whether it’s heading out for a big shop, picking up some friends or heading beyond the city’s borders, having a car is going to make things much easier. Renting a car is a popular choice, but there’s another option which is simpler and often cheaper: Zipcar’s car sharing club.

Where to find Zipcars in Oxford

Oxford has its fair share of Zipcars, so no matter where you’re based it won’t take long to get to one.

If you start from Oxford station, you’ll find a few of our car club vehicles within easy walking distance. One of them is directly by the station, while another is close to Botley Park with another a little further north next to Castle Mill Stream.

Further east in the city you’ll find another by Botley Cemetery, while to the north there are three cars based along the eastern side of Port Meadow. On the east side of the city, there are three more Zipcars in between Churchill Hospital and Christ Church Meadow.

Once you’ve picked your car, it’s really simple to get your trip started. All you need to do is reserve the vehicle online, using the app or website, and then head down to its location with your Zipcar membership card and unlock. From there, you are ready to start your journey.

The benefits of cheap car rental

Owning your own car can be very expensive, especially with petrol and insurance costs. It’s possible you can’t justify the cost based on how much you’d use it. Using a Zipcar in that situation is perfect as our short term car rental lets you book out a car for just an hour or two or a whole day. This mean you won’t have to pay for a day when you just want to take a shopping trip that will last only a few hours.

To make it even easier, insurance costs and 60 miles worth of fuel are all included in the price of our car rental. That means you won’t be paying out more cash than is necessary. It can also be a great way to cut business costs as well. Click here to see our options for business car sharing in Oxford.

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

Without a car you can feel pretty restrained, especially when there isn’t convenient or affordable public transport to get you where you want to go.
Zipcar offers the flexible and cheap solution to actually owning a car, along with being a much greener alternative. Our service means you can have a car as and when you need it without being lunped with the problems ownership brings.
Oxford isn’t just for the students attending its prestigious university, it’s a great place to visit or, if you’re a resident, an excellent place to use as a starting location before exploring further afield.
Oxford has a superb selection of museums. With around twelve of these institutions -including the Museum of Oxford, Museum of the History of Science, Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Ashmolean Museum – you can see everything from historic musical instruments and Ancient Egyptian artefacts to modern art to scientific instruments. It’d be impossible to see everything in a day, so why not come back a second time?
The city is full of a wide range of shops. While you can find your usual big retail names here, you can also visit Boswell & Co, one of the UK’s oldest department stores. For something a bit different, you can take the car to the Oxford Covered Market where you can find lots of bargains from the grocers, fishmongers and other vendors based there.



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