Rates and Pricing


Only pay for a car when you need it - the smarter alternative to ownership

  • Pay a one-off fee to join the club, and a £5 monthly minimum spend.

  • Hire cars by the hour (in 15 minute increments), plus a small mileage fee.

  • Choose discounted day and overnight rates for longer hires.

  • No need to pay for petrol - a fuel card is in every car.

  • Insurance and breakdown cover is included.

The average car is only used an hour a day - so why pay when you aren't using it?

How much does it cost to hire a car?

When is payment taken?

Hire time charge for the duration of the booking is taken 2 hours before the start time.

Mileage is calculated at the end of the hire, and any fees are taken within 24hours of the end time.

Hire charges are priced per hour (in 15 minute increments), per day, or overnight, plus a small mileage fee for non-electric cars. All prices include VAT.

Size Small Medium Large 7 seater Electric
Car type Aygo Yaris Hybrid Auris Hybrid Verso Renault Zoe
Per Hour £4.75 £5.50 £6.25 £7.25 £5.50
Overnight ¹ £9.50 £11.00 £12.50 £14.50 £11.00
Per Day ² £33.25 £38.50 £43.75 £50.75 £38.50
Per Mile +£0.18 +£0.18 +£0.18 +£0.20 Free *
Type Van Electric Van Mini One Hydrogen Car
Per Hour £7.25 £7.25 £6.25 £7.25
Overnight ¹ £14.50 £14.50 £12.50 £14.50
Per Day ² £50.75 £50.75 £43.75 £50.75
Per Mile +£0.20 Free * +£0.18 +£0.26

¹ Overnight - 8pm to 8am
² Per Day - Any continuous 24 hour period.

*Charging electric cars: Co-wheels electric cars have a dedicated charge post within their bay. Other free posts are available across the country. Any charging undertaken at Ecotricity Electric Highway rapid chargers or other pay-to-use charge points is not covered by Co-wheels. Please plan your journey accordingly. More information about electric vehicles and using charging posts can be found on our Electric Vehicles page.


The following Co-wheels franchise locations offer their own tariffs:
Shropshire, and Norfolk.

How much does it cost to join?

  Individual Organisation
Joining fee £25 £25

For individuals this one-off fee pays for your application, smart card and welcome pack.

Organisations also need to set up a driver.

Additional driver £15 £12
You can add as many drivers to your account as you wish.
Monthly minimum spend £5 £5
This is like a membership fee, except if you make a booking, once a month, which costs at least £5, you effectively don't pay it!

What if I cancel my booking?

We understand that sometimes your plans will change, so we offer flexible charges for cancelled bookings.

If you cancel your booking...

You pay...

More than 2 hours before the booking starts Nothing
Less than two hours before the booking starts, or after it has started 100% of the booking cost


Are there any other charges?

Admin charges Up to £25
If you don't follow the rules and your behaviour causes another member inconvenience, you may be charged a penalty. (e.g. returning a car late, leaving the car messy). We usually charge penalties as a last resort.
Replacement smart card £5
If you lose your smart card we may charge you for a replacement.
Failed payments £5
If we are unable to process a payment, we may charge you a fee.
Fines & Penalty Charges Up to £25
Including speeding fines, parking tickets, unpaid tolls and congestion fees.

What if I have an accident?

Should you be unlucky enough to have an accident which is deemed to be you fault, you are liable to be charged an insurance excess of £600 if you are aged 22 or over, or £750 for members aged 21 or under. This can be reduced to an excess of £100 with a Collision Damage Waiver fee of £5 a month which covers up to 5 drivers on your account - for more details and to apply click here.

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