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With the free Zipcar app, you can find cars and vans in your neighborhood and across the globe–and (if you're a member) reserve and unlock them, too. Gas, mileage, dedicated parking, and insurance options* are included in every reservation. *See web site for details

Download the app now. The open road awaits!


1) Reserve a Zipcar by the hour or day
2) Choose from a variety of vehicles—sedans, hybrids, vans, and more
3) Sort cars by available time, make, and model
4) View your upcoming reservations
5) Get directions to your Zipcar 
6) Easily locate your reserved Zipcar by honking its horn 
7) Unlock and lock your Zipcar 
8) Tap to speak to the friendly local Zipcar team
9) Change, extend, or cancel reservations on the go


Zipcar is the world’s leading car-sharing network, driven by a mission to enable simple and responsible urban living. With its wide variety of self-service vehicles available by the hour or day, Zipcar brings freedom, flexibility, and convenience to urban areas and university campuses in over 500 cities and towns across Canada, France, Spain, Taiwan, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a leading global provider of vehicle rental services. More information is available at zipcar.com.


Download the app to see which Zipcars live near you and learn more about the service. Then join to reserve, honk, and unlock Zipcars with your iPhone. To hear what current members are saying and join the conversation, find us on Facebook or Twitter (@Zipcar). To learn more about Zipcar or to sign up, visit zipcar.com.


Join our million members and give us a try! Let us know what you think, tell a friend, and rate us, too.

What’s New

Version 5.65

This update brings bug fixes and other improvements to the app. When you share a Zipcar, you also share responsibility. Remember our community rules: Keep the car clean, fuel up, and return on time.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
54.3K Ratings

54.3K Ratings

NaturalBlkChick ,

Stranded with Courtesy

Interesting experience today - the car I was using wouldn’t start in an under ground garage at local mall because there wasn’t a satellite connection.
Received suggestions like get someone to help you push it closer to entrance/exit to make connectivity (I’m a small woman - in NY, in Brooklyn, really,?) also, if you pay for help get a receipt...huh? Gee sir thank u for going out of your way, can I give you a few dollars and oh btw I’ll need a receipt even though it’s not my car and I’ve been waiting for over an hour for a call on a tow truck - smh/really deep sigh.
The best offer - we’ll credit you and extend your time. Hmmm, credit (not refund) for a car I’m not able to use, extend my time while i stay with unusable vehicle waiting for a tow truck that never came?
This was suppose to be a quick dash to the supermarket and Home Depot..2 hours maybe 2.5, not shopping, picking up specific items - in and out, waiting on line would be most of time.
And yet everyone at Zip was friendly courteous and unconcerned about me being stranded/inconvenienced if ya know what I mean. Anyway, I finally got vehicle started - and out of the garage with a $5.00 parking charge (usually cost $2-3) not that big a deal/difference just annoying. Guess it’s time to consider getting a vehicle kinda miss having my own.

CSAUN150 ,

Vehicle Not At Home Location

Walked to the home location of the car and found it was not there, which all too often a the case. Called and they found me a car and compensated me. I appreciated that effort, but more than anything I want to know the alternative location of the car before I get to the home location and find it’s not there. Then I have to call, which is not always quick or fruitful, as they may not have other cars available. The car was left at a location 15 blocks from the home location. You can’t tell me they couldn’t find a legal parking spot at 1pm that wasn’t closer. Clearly they didn’t want to park the car at the home location or even close, because it was inconvenient to do so. This happens all too often. Zipcar needs to find a system fix for this, since members are not following the rules. But also need to work with local government to ensure private vehicles are not parked in Zipcar locations without consequence. The replacement car had pet hair all over the back seat, but thankfully I didn’t need to use the back seat. The use of the car was smooth and easy once I get in the replacement

Developer Response ,

I'm so sorry that we've let you down on multiple occasions recently! You are spot on that we need to do a better job policing the members that don't respect the community rules. In addition, we need to do a better job of proactively letting members like you know that your upcoming reservation will be impacted and giving you self-service options to address any issues. This is a top priority of ours (in addition to improving car cleanliness) and I hope you start seeing an improvement soon!

asdfvczzxxxnsjdjhd ,

It got worse and worse

I have been using it for the last 3-4 years. It started really good with nice cars, affordable prices and got worse after that. Cars quality got worse in general for the last 5-6 rentals it almost always smelled like someone is smoking next to you and not just cigarette!
One of the worse things keeps consistently happening last years is missing cars! I booked my car and went to the location!(it’s winter time in NYC) and there is no car, called the number and they said oh this car is in the airport right now and we will cancel the reservation. Naturally I asked for an other car and also stated I am willing to travel far bc I have a young child and we planned for this trip! and she literally said there is no car available in the ny city area for me. I checked the app it still showed 4 different available car for me but the operator on the phone checked each of them from her system and none of them were “really available “.
At the end of the conversation they canceled my ride(at least that’s what I thought)and I ended up using uber back and forth to New Jersey from Brooklyn! When I came back home I received an email “summarizing my trip attached with the vill” for the car I never drove and saw!!!!
By the way don’t even try to talk the supervisors they are not available.
This was not the first time this happened but it is the last time never ever gonna use them again!!!

App Privacy

The developer, Zipcar, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Identifiers

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Location
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


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