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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 $2,500 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 without worrying about parking. A better lifestyle is possible with HOURCAR, so let’s get started and find your plan.

Choosing a Plan

Everyday & Everyday PLUS are optimized to be the best plan for the average user trip. With low driving costs and free miles included in every reservation, along with our new stopover rate that charges less while the car is not in use, these plans are designed to integrate into your lifestyle. Whether you’re running errands all over town then heading straight home to put the ice cream in the freezer, getting out of town a day of skiing at Welch Village or a night on the riverfront in Stillwater, this is the plan for you! With our stopover rates, our members are empowered to take their time visiting family, stay for the whole drive-in movie, and hang out with friends for a while after it’s over. The PLUS version of this plan includes Damage Fee Waiver coverage in the membership fee and additional lowered rates and included miles.

Adventure PLUS is optimized to be there when the traveler in you takes over! This plan includes more miles than any plans we’ve had before, with 300 miles free per day and discounted day rates for an affordable adventure. For our 3-day maximum reservation time, you’ll get 900 miles included, enough for you to hike the Superior Hiking Trail or to visit friends out-of-state. Get on the road to visit grandma in Fargo or take advantage of the MN State Parks passes on all our Subarus or a weekend camping trip. When your wanderlust has settled, you can easily switch back to a lower plan for your normal usage. This plan includes Damage Fee Waiver coverage in the membership fee.

Try-It is our basic plan with zero membership fees. It’s great for people trying HOURCAR for the first time and members who rarely take trips. You’ll still have access to our lower stopover cost while not driving and day rates. To get discounts on driving, more included miles, our overnight max rate and more, you can upgrade to Everyday, Everyday PLUS, or Adventure PLUS at any time.

Rates & Fees

All fees are nonrefundable. All charges are subject to an additional 17.075% tax in Saint Paul, 17.225% in Minneapolis, and 17.325% in Rochester, which includes city sales tax, county sales tax, state sales tax, transit improvement sales and use, and motor vehicle rental (9.2%) taxes. Driving credit cannot be used to pay state and local taxes. Qualified tax-exempt organizations should contact us to apply an exemption.

Everyday Plan

  • Application fee: $25 per driver.
  • Membership fee: $7 per month with $7 driving credit monthly match back
  • Driving price per hour: $7
  • Stopover price per hour: $4
    • Driving price is when the car is running, stopover price is when the car is turned off and stopover mode is engaged
  • Included miles: 100 free miles, then $0.40 per mile after
    • Included miles are per 24-hour period, up to 72 hours
  • Day rate: $55
  • Overnight (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.) rate: $55

*taxes not included

Everyday PLUS Plan

Everything in “Everyday Plan” except:

  • Membership fee: $11 per month with $7 driving credit monthly match back
  • Driving price per hour: $6.50
  • Included miles: 200 free miles, then $0.40 per mile after
  • Day rate: $50
  • Damage Fee Waiver: applied to all trips for PLUS members

*Taxes not included
**Monthly Damage Fee Waiver protects members from needing to pay the $2,000 at-fault damage fee in the event of an accident. This waiver is valid for all trips during the month of coverage. Without this waiver, members are liable for up to $2,000 in repairs in an at-fault accident. See HOURCAR Member Handbook for details. 

Adventure PLUS Plan

  • Application fee: $25 per driver.
  • Membership fee: $30 per month with $25 driving credit monthly match back
  • Driving price per hour: $6
  • Stopover price per hour: $4
    • Driving price is when the car is running, stopover price is when the car is turned off and stopover mode is engaged
  • Included miles: 300 free miles, then $0.40 per mile after
    • Included miles are per 24-hour period, up to 72 hours
  • Day rate: $45
  • Overnight (6:00 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.) rate: $25
  • Monthly Damage Fee Waiver applied to all trips

*Taxes not included
**Monthly Damage Fee Waiver protects members from needing to pay the $2,000 at-fault damage fee in the event of an accident. This waiver is valid for all trips during the month of coverage. Without this waiver, members are liable for up to $2,000 in repairs in an at-fault accident. See HOURCAR Member Handbook for details

Try-It Plan

  • Application fee: $25 per driver
  • Membership fee: $0 per month
  • Driving price per hour: $10
  • Stopover price per hour: $5
    • Driving price is when the car is running, stopover price is when the car is turned off and stopover mode is engaged
  • Included miles: 50 free miles, then $0.40 per mile after
    • Included miles are per 24-hour period, up to 72 hours
  • Day rate: $65

*taxes not included

Submit Your Application

Submit a new application We’ll process your application in one to three business days, ensure all drivers meet the membership qualifications, and send you welcome email with information on how to access cars. Still have questions? We can help with that.