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Flex your next A to B with one way car sharing

Zipcar Flex is our one-way car hire service, perfect for trips around town. Just reserve in our app, pick up in one location, drive where you need to go, and drop off at a different location in our Zipzone – it’s as easy as that.
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How Flex works

Zipcar Flex is our one-way option, like a self-drive taxi. Ideal when you need to pick up a car in one destination and drop it off in another. Once you’ve joined, hitting the road is simple. Reserve your one-way Flex trip in our app

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Find and reserve

Find your nearest Flex car in the app – just look for the blue pins (there’s thousands of them). You reserve it and we’ll hold it for 15 minutes.

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Unlock and drive

Unlock the car with the Zipcar app (you'll find the keys in the glove box). Fuel, insurance and the Congestion Charge are all taken care of.

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When you’re done drop your Flex car off in our Zipzone. The Zone covers 15 boroughs in London and Heathrow T5. It’s the largest in the world.

Now boarding one-way trips to and from Heathrow T5

Getting to and from T5 is easier with Flex.

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Flex your way across the Zipzone

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

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Estimate your trip cost

How much does a Zipcar cost in London? Zipcar Flex costs 31p/minute. There’s also a cap of £14 an hour, kicking in after 40 minutes in your trip. Pick up and drop off your Zipcar Flex in our Zipzone – which covers most of London, including Heathrow T5. Estimate the cost of your next trip below. Select your trip type to get started.

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Fuel, insurance and Congestion Charge included. £5 airport fee applies for Flex trips to and from Heathrow.

Starting rates are estimates only.
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Meet our Flex fleet

Automatic or manual, e-Golf, Polo or Corsa – choose the Flex car that best suits you. Drive them wherever you need (although our e-Golfs prefer to live in London) – just remember to drop in our Zipzone.

Vauxhall Corsa, Zipcar

Vauxhall Corsa

Perfect for all journeys, ideal for getting across town.

from £0.31/min - £14/hr - £105/day

VW Polo

VW Polo

Perfect for nipping around town or running errands.

from £0.31/min - £14/hr - £105/day

VW e-Golf

VW e-Golf

Go greener and try a new way to drive around the city.

from £0.31/min - £14/hr

Own the road, not the car

Simple, flexible, pay as you go rates that will save you a bundle.

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By the minute

Great for saving money on short trips around the city.

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By the hour

An hourly cap applies from 42 minutes. It stays at £14 for the hour to keep the cost down.

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By the day

Kicking in at 6 hours for the Polo, you’ll never pay more than £89 in 24 hours.

Ready to drive?

Reclaim the driver’s seat (and the radio). Get from A to B, run to the shops, have an adventure – whatever you need wheels for, it’s time to get around the smarter way.