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Zipcar Flex Rates

Our new one-way service, Zipcar Flex allows members to pick up and drop off a Zipcar anywhere within the Zipzone. You can take a Flex vehicle from as little as 29p/min, £12/hour and £72/day. Find out more about how our new price caps work below.

From 13th December 2017, we introduced price capping for reservations in Zipcar Flex vehicles. Hourly and daily caps mean that members will not pay more than £12 for any Flex trip lasting up to 60 minutes (or multiples thereof) or £72/day, where a day constitutes a 24 hour period (or multiples thereof).


  Hourly cap    Daily cap
When does the cap take effect?         42 minutes    6 hours
Price £12    £72

Remember! During your reservation make sure to keep the keys with you if you've made a stop off. You only need to return the keys at the end of your trip. 

Hourly caps

The hourly cap for Flex vehicles will kick in at 42 minutes and will remain at £12 for the remainder of the hour. For example, a Zipcar Flex reservation of 50 minutes, costs £12, making a saving of £2.32 compared to if the trips was charged at the 29p per minute rate.

When a trip exceeds an hour or a multiple thereof (every 60 minute period), the reservation will be billed as follows: £12 per hour plus any additional minutes at 29p, up to the next 42 minutes. For example, a Zipcar Flex reservation that lasts for 1 hour and 15 minutes would be billed at £16.35: £12 for the hour + £4.35 for the 15 minutes.  A reservation for 2.5 hours would cost £32.70: £24 for 2 x £12 hourly cap + £8.70 for 30 minutes.

Daily caps

The daily cap for Flex kicks in at the 6 hour mark, where we cap the reservation at £72 up to a period of 24 hours. If a reservation exceeds a 24 hour period, you will be billed by the minute and hour as per the structure above.

For example, a Zipcar Flex reservation that lasts for 25 hours will be billed at £84: £72 for the daily cap + 1 x £12 hourly cap.

Price caps do not apply to multiple reservations within a given hourly or 24 hour period, that apply on a per trip basis.

Please note: the maximum amount of time you can take a Zipcar Flex is 48 hours. If you require a vehicle for longer than this, we would suggest you try one of our roundtrip vehicles. 


All Zipcar Flex trips include 60 miles per 24 hour period per trip after which, mileage is charged at 25p/mile. 

Full a full list of rates for all of our vehicle, please click here

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