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Car sharing in London

Zipcar is the easy alternative to traditional car hire and rental in London. Use our app to book or reserve on-demand, and drive our thousands of cars and vans by the minute, hour or day.
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Sometimes you just need a car in London

London. One of the world's great cities - historic, cosmopolitan and ever-changing. It's one of the most exciting places on the planet to live, and a feature of every discerning traveller's bucket list. From the inner city medieval castle that is the Tower of London, to the cutting edge cultural and tech district of Shoreditch, there's a corner of London for everyone. Most of the time you can get by on London's public transport network. But it's a big city with lots to do, and sometimes you just need to rent a car.

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Find Zipcars near you

Shopping in Shoreditch? Taking a dip at Tooting Bec Lido? Quick dash to Ikea? Take your pick from thousands of our hire cars and vans across London. Use the map to find Zipcars near you - the green pins are our Roundtrip vehicles and blue are Flex, one-way hire cars.

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Wherever you are in London, we're nearby

Wherever you are in London, there's a Zipcar to rent close by. From central to the suburbs, if you've got your smartphone or a Zipcar membership, you'll be able to get an on-demand and hourly car hire to go wherever you want for whatever you need, including vans for moving house or picking up large items.

Just use the app to find a nearby vehicle, reserve it and you can unlock it with your card or phone - our London car sharing service is cheaper than traditional car hire, with far less waiting around. You can book Roundtrip cars and vans up to a year in advance, or reserve our Flex, one-way cars, 15 minutes before and just hop in! 

Why Zipcar?

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Save money

We pay for fuel, parking, Congestion Charge and insurance – so you get access to a car without all the hassle of owning one!

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Rent a car locally

Zipcars live just around the corner. We've got the largest car sharing fleet in the UK (not that we're boasting) and you'll find us in cities across the UK. 

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Drive on-demand

Whatever you need wheels for, we’ve got them. Rent cars and vans by the minute, hour or day when and where you need them.

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Live greener

We’re the perfect addition to buses, trains and bikes for those times when you just need a car. We've also got hundreds of electric cars in our fleet. 

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Estimate your trip cost

Zipcar offers minute, hourly or daily car rental in London, starting from as little as 29p a minute, or £3 an hour. It’s up to you how long you need the car! Estimate the cost of your next trip in London below.

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How Zipcar works

Join online, and once you’re a member you’ll have access to our entire car sharing fleet, to book Roundtrip journeys, Flex one-way trips as well as our vans and luxury, unbranded fleet. Just download the app, reserve and drive.

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Join Zipcar

Apply online with a picture of your driving licence at the ready. As soon as you’re approved, you’re good to go.

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Drive a Roundtrip

Rent a car in London by the hour or day, perfect for weekends away and trips around town. Unlock with the app or your Zipcard. Need a one-way trip? Try Zipcar Flex. 

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When you’re done, return your Roundtrip vehicle to the same dedicated bay you got it from. Pop the keys in the glovebox and lock via the app.