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Zipcar Flex expands to Ealing and Richmond – an easy way to get to Heathrow Terminal 5

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We’ve written before about how you can use Zipcar Flex to rent a car and drop off a car directly at Heathrow Terminal 5. It’s actually my preferred (and fastest) way of getting to the airport, and last year I reviewed the Zipcar Flex experience from start to finish.

You can do the same in reverse, picking up a car from Heathrow T5 and driving home or wherever you need to go.

Zipcar Flex ealing

Unfortunately, whilst Zipcar does offer its Flex (one-way rental) services in many parts of London, vast swathes are still excluded.

This is slowly changing. Zipcar has announced it is expanding Zipcar Flex into the boroughs of Ealing and Richmond.

If you want to try Zipcar out use our link to receive £15 free driving credit you can get when signing up. Membership is free and £15 will get you just over an hour of drive time. Note that if you drop off or pick up at Heathrow you have to pay an additional £7.50 fee.

Comments (35)

  • NG says:

    Slightly frustrating that every Hyatt hotel I try and use my points for comes with the message “Unfortunately, this hotel is not accepting World of Hyatt points or award during those dates. Explore our other rates or modify your search.”

    • Track says:

      Those are not Hyatt hotels, those are SLH hotels in partnership with Hyatt.

      Availability, especially in the UK is patchy, let alone Summer season.

  • Roy says:

    I presume buying Hilton points resets the 12 month clock?

  • EoC says:

    Just tried to buy some of the Honors offer for family member account and multiple cards not accepted. Call centre says it’s their error. Try after 12 Central.

  • roberto says:

    I bought on mine and hers. Had the money in dollars on my Wise card and had a great time in the Maldives earlier this year. Will use them back in the Maldives or Seychelles when room rates are circa $1000 a night. 320,000 points cost $1600 and at 95k a night it’s pretty much halving the cost for some resorts.

    As others have noted these are not included in your maximum annual purchase and will be tempted to go again depending on what’s what in the future.

  • Tony says:

    Am I right in thinking that Hilton occasionally do a similar deal with double the points? 160,000 purchase with a 100% bonus? So 320k per person?

    • Rob says:

      Yes. And occasionally they wipe out your ‘bought to date’ total, so if you’d already hit the annual cap you can restart.

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