Zipcar Fees & Fines

In addition to the cost of Zipcar membership and driving rates, other fees and fines may apply. See below for details.

Mileage Fee

There's never a limit on how far you can drive your Zipcar, but there is a limit on how many of those miles are included in your trip.

Every reservation comes with 60 miles included per 24-hour period.

If you drive over 60 miles, a charge of £0.29 per extra mile will be charged.


Pay-Per-Mile cars and some rate plans do not receive free miles.

Ignition Key Replacement: If you lose the key, the initial replacement fee is £150 plus costs for materials and labour.

Reservation Changes: There is no charge if you cancel or shorten your reservation within the required advanced notice. However, you will be charged the full amount for your reservation if you do not give the required advanced notice. For further information on this policy, please click here.

Tickets/Violation Processing Fee: You are responsible for paying any parking tickets and moving violations incurred during your reservation. If we receive a notice and process a violation, you will be charged a £15 processing fee in addition to the fine itself. 

Damage Fee: Up to £1,000 to cover the costs related to an accident. Members aged 25+ may qualify to purchase a damage waiver fee to reduce or eliminate your damage fee. Click here for further information. 

Other Violations: £35 per violation, plus costs incurred by Zipcar anytime a visit to the vehicle is required (including cleaning costs due to smoking or pets in the vehicle).

Zipcar Fines

No one likes to talk about fines, but they do happen from time-to-time. Below are fines which may be incurred if Zipcar policies are violated:

  • Late Return Fee: £35 per hour (up to a maximum of £105), plus the vehicle usage charges (read more about the importance of returning on time here).
  • Low Fuel Fee: £35 if you return a vehicle with less than ¼ tank of fuel.


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