Zipcar: cars on-demand 12+

Book cars by the hour or day


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With Zipcar, you have a car in the city, with no strings attached. Join our car-sharing community to skip the costs and hassles of owning a car. Our app puts thousands of professionally maintained cars at your fingertips. And they’re available 24/7 for quick errands, weekend escapes, and every trip in between.

Instant Access
Join now and unlock cars near you with our app, 24/7. Most drivers are approved in minutes. No lines. No wait. No paperwork.

All the flexibility and convenience
Choose the perfect car for your errand or weekend getaway, from compacts to roomy SUVs. And book it by the hour or day.

Contact-free pickups and returns
Finding and unlocking your reserved car? Fast and easy. The app has step-by-step directions to the Zipcar parking spot. When you're done, just return it to the same spot.

Save more with gas included
Ditch the huge monthly car payments. And with gas, maintenance, and insurance options included, you save up to $1000/month.

24/7 support & roadside assistance
Need a hand while you’re on the road? Our dedicated customer support team is available at all hours to help with any questions or emergencies.

More sustainable
Car-sharing with Zipcar helps take cars off our roads. Which means fewer emissions. Less congestion. Greener cities. And a world of difference.

What’s New

Version 7.3

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
71.5K Ratings

71.5K 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.

MsMissyc ,

Many Disappointing Experiences

Where to begin…
My most recent trip was in a vehicle with a front slashed tire and two rear bald tires. Last year in May, a car with a damaged battery died in my parents driveway and had to be towed away (Happy Mother’s Day Mom). The person who responded deemed the battery to have been tampered with. In the intervening months, I have driven cars that reeked of marajuana smoke, cigarette smoke and littered with trash. I rented a nice SUV to go to a friends wedding a year prior and it smelled like pot and the back seat was coated with a Vaseline or jelly-like substance. Gross. Many times vehicles have been low on fuel (given the other huge problems I have started to overlook this). The worst part is that when there is a problem, you are put on hold for a ridiculously long time and eventually connected with a person with an accent so thick, he or she is often unintelligible. I am often told that I will receive “credits” for these inconveniences but they never appear on my account. Purchasing a car is out of my budget, but my experience has been so bad with Zipcar that I am considering it. I would rather spend more money and know that I am driving a safe vehicle and not be (greatly) inconvenienced. Zipcar has become an awful experience.


Horrible! Horrible service!!

Never in my life have I seen a company so disinterested in there customers. I spent more than 10 Hs on the phone trying to get my zipcard shipped to the correct address, not only did they not ship it to the correct address but also on 8 different occasions told me they had te sent it and only did so once!! I kept calling and they would keep telling me they would ship it again only to find out on my next call that the card was never sent. I paid my subscription in advance and after 4 months of trying again and again I decided to cancel the account, but it turns out I can’t get my money back. Total ripoff!!! Be careful think it twice there is many people that have been overcharged or had trouble using this poorly offered service. Everyone I know that signed up could never get their money back they offer you credit that you rarely get to use because it expires I had in my account over 100, 10 or so for every call I did. I would not recommended this at all. I couldn’t even get my zipcard to start using the service, I don't even want to imagine the sort of trouble I would have if I began using it. Save yourself many hours and headaches. Good idea poorly executed.

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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