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How does it work?

Zipcar is all over London, with Flex and Roundtrip vehicles at the ready for you to drive around the capital and beyond. It’s really easy to get started.

Hit the road in just a few steps

Select

Open the app and choose either Flex or Roundtrip from the dropdown menu. Zipcar Flex cars are blue pins. Roundtrip vehicles are green.

Find

Zipcar Flex – Find the nearest blue pin and click on it.

Roundtrip – Choose the type of vehicle you want and the most convenient location to you.

Reserve

Zipcar Flex – Reserve on the app up to 15 minutes ahead of your trip. Unlock with the app and start paying by the minute. How long you use it for is up to you.

Roundtrip – Reserve for a few hours, a day or even 6 months in advance either via the app or through this site.

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Unlock

Our clever app unlocks the door. Just make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your phone. For Roundtrip cars you can also tap your Zipcard on the windscreen.

Drive

Take your car wherever you need to go and enjoy the ride. Flex cars can be driven all over London, but must be dropped off within the Zipzone at the end of your trip.

Drop

Zipcar Flex – Be sure to drop off the car in an approved space in the Zipzone. If you’re unsure, use the app to check the parking rules and that you're in the right area. Use the app to lock the car and end your trip.

Roundtrip – When you finish your trip, there’s no need to worry about finding a parking space. Just return it to the same dedicated Car Club Only bay you picked it up from and use the app to lock it.

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