How it works


Submit your application, and wait 1-2 days for approval. If you need an HOURCAR sooner contact our office at 612.343.2277 during regular business hours.


Reserve cars online or by phone, 24/7. You can rent a car from 30 minutes up to 3 days.


Pick your car up at one of 55 locations and drive anywhere in the USA. Need gas? Use the in-car gas card for a free fill-up.


Have questions on how to start your reservation, fill the tank or end your trip? Check out our How To Video here!


Use your Metro Transit card for a seamless transition between bus, light rail, and car share. HOURCAR is part of an integrated multi-modal lifestyle. Use Metro Transit to get to HOURCAR and to start your trip when you arrive!

Read more about our partnership with Metro Transit here.

“With HOURCAR, we don’t have to pay for insurance and gas – it turns out to be far less expensive than owning a car.”

“If you want the convenience of a car without the responsibility that comes with owning a car – HOURCAR is a great choice.”

“It’s nice to have options – we can reserve a truck to run to the furniture store or a hatchback for a large grocery haul or a trip to the dog park.”

“I use HOURCAR to help the Minneapolis Art Lending Library safely move artists work. It’s a great option for budget-tight organizations”