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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Estimated trip cost
Fuel, insurance and Congestion Charge included. £5 airport fee applies for Flex trips to and from Heathrow.
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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.
Own the road, not the car
Simple, flexible, pay as you go rates that will save you a bundle.
By the minute
Great for saving money on short trips around the city.
By the hour
An hourly cap applies from 42 minutes. It stays at £14 for the hour to keep the cost down.
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.