Flex and Roundtrip Trips Page

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Roundtrip or Flex? There are lots of ways to use both and make every trip that little bit easier. Here’s some inspiration from our members to get you revved up.

Surprising a friend > 20 minutes

surprise party

Zipcar Flex - the quick & easy option

Fran’s been invited to a secret birthday bash… but it’s the other end of the city. Buses or tubes would be tricky and cabs too expensive. She picks up a Zipcar Flex around the corner, and gets there hassle-free.

 
 
Cost
Time
Go your way
Play your tunes
Awkward convo?

Zipcar Flex

Cost

£5.80

Time

20 mins

(2 miles)

Go your way

Play your tunes

Awkward convo?

Minicab

Cost

£11 - £15

Time

20 mins

(2 miles)

Go your way

Play your tunes

Awkward convo?

* Minicab estimates taken from third party online cost calculator using comparative trip lengths and times.

Playing an away game > 33 minutes

soccer game

jump in a Zipcar Flex - the quick & easy option

Dave’s footie team has a game across town. He gets a Zipcar Flex for them to bundle in together and split the cost. And because it’s one-way, they can all enjoy the post-match celebrations.

 
 
Cost
Time
Go your way
Play your tunes
Awkward convo?

Zipcar Flex

Cost

£9.57

Time

33 mins

(9 miles)

Go your way

Play your tunes

Awkward convo?

Minicab

Cost

£17 - £23

Time

33 mins

(9 miles)

Go your way

Play your tunes

Awkward convo?

* Minicab estimates taken from third party online cost calculator using comparative trip lengths and times.

Popping to the shops > 9 minutes

shopping bags

jump in a Zipcar Flex - the quick & easy option

On the way home from work Ruth picks up some last-minute groceries. With too many bags to carry, and a long wait for the bus, she grabs a Zipcar Flex. Then drops herself and her bags off almost at the door.

 
 
Cost
Time
Go your way
Play your tunes
Awkward convo?

Zipcar Flex

Cost

£2.61

Time

9 mins

(2 miles)

Go your way

Play your tunes

Awkward convo?

Minicab

Cost

£6 - £8

Time

9 mins

(2 miles)

Go your way

Play your tunes

Awkward convo?

* Minicab estimates taken from third party online cost calculator using comparative trip lengths and times.

Nailing that business meeting > 24 minutes

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jump in a Zipcar Flex - the quick & easy option

Chris has an important client meeting in Dulwich and it's a long walk from the nearest station. He could get an Uber, but a Flex car works out cheaper. Plus, he can use the resident parking spaces in the Zipzone right outside the client’s door, at no extra cost.

 
 
Cost
Time
Go your way
Play your tunes
Awkward convo?

Zipcar Flex

Cost

£6.96

Time

24 mins

(6 miles)

Go your way

Play your tunes

Awkward convo?

Minicab

Cost

£12 - £16

Time

24 mins

(6 miles)

Go your way

Play your tunes

Awkward convo?

* Minicab estimates taken from third party online cost calculator using comparative trip lengths and times.

Escaping with the girls > 24 hours

women in car driving

Book a Zipcar Roundtrip - a no-brainer

Abi is planning an out-of-town spa weekend with her friends. They book a swish Roundtrip car (why not?) without the fuss of car hire paperwork. She collects it virtually on the doorstep and doesn’t need to stress about parking when they return.

 
 
Cost
Time
Easy pick up
Fuel included?
Congestion Charge

Zipcar Roundtrip

Cost

£64 (VW Golf)

Time

24 hours

(50 miles)

Easy pick up

Fuel included?

Congestion Charge

Included

Car Hire

Cost

£72 (VW Golf)

Time

24 hours

(50 miles)

Easy pick up

Fuel included?

Congestion Charge

You pay £11.50!

* Car rental and Van rental comparison taken from third party online aggregator for VW Golf pick up in Central London in June 2017.

Moving in together > 5 hours

Book a Zipcar Roundtrip - a no-brainer

Nikky and Kyle have finally got on the property ladder. Now they need to transport all their possessions from one room in Clapham and one room in Balham, to their new Brixton pad. By booking a Zipvan they save on the removals team and can move at their own pace.

 
 
Cost
Time
Easy pick up
24/7 access
Congestion Charge

Zipcar Roundtrip

Cost

£55

Time

5 hours

(8 miles)

Easy pick up

24/7 access

Congestion Charge

Included

Van Hire

Cost

£89.99

(have to pay for a full day)

Time

24 hours

(8 miles)

Easy pick up

24/7 access

Congestion Charge

You pay £11.50!

* Car rental and Van rental comparison taken from third party online aggregator for VW Golf pick up in Central London in June 2017.

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