Becoming a Zipcar for Commuter member
Our dedicated Commuter concierge team will get you on the road in no time.
1. Contact us
First, contact us to sign up. We’ll put you in touch with a dedicated Commuter concierge who will reach out via phone or email.
2. Get your car
Our concierge team will help you select your Zipcar Commuter car, location, and start date.
We verify your driver license, which typically takes 1 business day but in some cases may take a bit longer.
4. Get your Zipcard
Once approved, you'll get a Zipcard by mail in 3-7 days. Once you activate it, you’re ready to hit the road.
How do I get my Commuter vehicle?
Contact us and our dedicated concierge team will be in touch via email within 2 business days to confirm your vehicle, location and start date. Most Commuter members are matched with a car within two weeks. If you’re not already a Zipcar member, join now or learn more.
How much does Zipcar for Commuters cost?
You’ll be charged monthly for your Zipcar for Commuters membership plan. The cost per month varies based on your location. You’ll also be charged $.45 per mile driven ($.30 per km in Canada). Gas, insurance, maintenance, and a dedicated parking spot are all included in membership. Price it out.
Where can I park my car?
During your week-long reservation, you do not have to return the car to its dedicated Zipcar parking spot each night, but you have the option to use that spot if it’s convenient for you. You can also park in any legal parking space. On Fridays, you must return the car to its Zipcar parking spot by 7pm.
What is the difference between a Standard plan and a Plus plan?
Your membership plan determines which vehicle type you will be matched with. For Standard members, an approved vehicle may include the following: Honda Civic, Volkswagen Golf, Toyota Corolla, or similar. For Plus members, an approved vehicle may include the following: Honda CR-V, Jeep Renegade, Ford Escape, Subaru Crosstrek, or similar.
When will I be billed?
Your monthly membership fee will be billed each month. Mileage will be billed at the end of each week. If you book additional hourly or daily Zipcar reservations on the weekends, you will be charged fees + mileage at the end of each reservation.
What is your cancellation policy?
You may cancel your Commuter membership at any time. You cannot receive a refund for the unused portion of the billing period (month); however, you will not receive a charge for the following months. We ask that you provide one week’s notice prior to the start of your next billing period. To cancel your membership, please call 1-866-4Zipcar. Please note, Zipcar may revise or discontinue the terms of this offering at any time.
Getting on the road
To drive, tap your Zipcard to the reader on the windshield to lock and unlock the car when you use it each day. Remember: The keys to the car should stay in the car at all times.
Our 6 simple rules
Before you hit the road, read up on our six simple rules of car sharing.
Inspect your Zipcar inside and out. Report damage, a dirty car, or low fuel so we know it wasn’t you.
Keep it clean
Take personal belongings with you when you go, and throw away or recycle any trash.
Fill ‘er up
Always leave at least 1/4 tank. (It’s on us!) Gas card instructions are on the back of your Zipcard or watch the video.
Not even with all the windows down or all the doors open. Period. Members will be charged a fee for the cost of cleaning.
Pets in carriers
Fido and Fluffy need to be kept in a pet carrier at all times. (No matter how cute they are.)
Return on time
Don’t leave the next member hanging. Be sure to return the Zipcar to its dedicated spot each Friday by 7pm.
Why Zipcar for Commuter?
Dedicated weekday car
From Monday at 5am to Friday at 7pm, get your very own Zipcar.
Your own parking spot
Your Zipcar comes with its very own parking spot, so no more circling the block.
Free gas and insurance
Your mileage rate includes the cost of gas and insurance.
Zipcar membership access
Book Zipcars on weekends by the hour or day whenever you need them.
Ready to drive?
Take control of your commute. Sign up for Zipcar for Commuters and get unlimited access to your own weekday Zipcar.