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Individuals & Families

HOURCAR gives people options for getting around because relying on private car ownership is expensive, inefficient, and kind of a hassle. Our individual and family plans extend our members’ mobility beyond the daily commute and connects them to their families, communities, and each other. When you’re staring down a $2,000 repair bill, we’re the alternative to buying a new car. We make it possible to step down from a 2-car household to a 1-car household. We make it easy to live in dense neighborhoods like Uptown without worrying about parking. A better lifestyle is possible with HOURCAR, so let’s get started and find your plan.

Choosing a Plan

Voyager is our most popular plan and comes with 100 free miles per reservation. It’s optimized for quicker trips over longer distances, like running errands all over town then heading straight home to put the ice cream in the freezer. It’s great for people who commute to work on public transit or a bicycle, but need a car to pick up the kids from daycare across town or take them to hockey practice in the suburbs. It’s perfect for professionals who work part-time or telecommute but still need to run errands on the weekends. Affordable daily rates and 100 free miles make it easy to get out of town for a day of skiing at Welch Village or a night on the river front in Stillwater. Become a voyager and start going places.

Neighborhood is our newly updated plan, and it comes with our lowest hourly rate. It’s great for people who need a car for a while but don’t travel very far, and it’s optimized for longer trip times over shorter distances. It’s perfect for going out and getting involved. Go to a concert, see a show, or wander around a museum. The Neighborhood plan empowers our members to take their time, stay for the whole game, and hang out with friends for a while after it’s over. Overnight Max let’s you plan to stay late, grab some food at Nighthawks on the way home, and drop the car off the next morning. Grab your friends, get out of the house, and go explore the neighborhood.

Flex is our basic plan with one hourly rate and no membership fees. It’s great for people trying HOURCAR for the first time and members who rarely take trips. You can upgrade from Flex to Voyager or Neighborhood at any time for free because membership has benefits. Voyager and Neighborhood plans include added features like Daily Rates, Midnight Hours, Overnight Max, and lower hourly rates from designated Increased Access Hubs.

Rates & Fees

All fees are nonrefundable, and all charges are subject to 17.075% tax in Saint Paul and 17.225% in Minneapolis, which includes city sales (0.5%), state sales (6.875%), transit improvement sales and use (0.5%) and motor vehicle rental (9.2%) taxes, plus additional Hennepin County sales (0.15%) tax in Minneapolis. Driving credit cannot be used to pay state and local taxes.

Voyager Plan

  • Application fee: $25 per driver.
  • Membership fee: $65 per year or $7 per month.
  • Hourly rate: $8.95 per hour.
    • 100 free miles, then $0.40 per mile.
    • Midnight Hours: $5.50 per hour from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
    • Overnight Max: Hourly rate total capped at $30 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
    • Increased Access Hubs: Discounted hourly rates at designated hubs.
  • Daily rate: $70 Monday-Thursday and $80 Friday-Sunday.
    • 100 free miles, then $0.40 per mile.

Neighborhood Plan

  • Application fee: $25 per driver.
  • Membership fee: $65 per year or $7 per month.
  • Hourly rate: $5.75 per hour.
    • 1st mile is free, then $0.40 per mile.
    • Midnight Hours: $4.25 per hour from 12:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m.
    • Overnight Max: Hourly rate total capped at $30 between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
    • Increased Access Hubs: Discounted hourly rates at designated hubs.
  • Daily rate: $70 Monday-Thursday and $80 Friday-Sunday.
    • 100 free miles, then $0.40 per mile.

Flex Plan

  • Application fee: $25 per driver.
  • Membership fee: None.
  • Hourly rate & mileage: $12.75 per hour + $0.40 per mile.
  • Daily Rates: Not available.
  • Midnight Hours: Not available.
  • Overnight Max: Not available.
  • Increased Access Hubs: Not available.

Submit Your Application

Submit a new application or join an existing account. We’ll process your application in one to two business days, ensure all drivers meet the membership qualifications, and send you a co-branded Metro Transit Go-To card that you’ll use to scan in and out of the cars. Still have questions? We can help with that.