Brighton & Hove Bus and Coach Company – The key benefits

City Car Club – how it works

City Car Club provides hourly car and van rental on a pay as you go basis in Brighton & Hove, and across 16 other UK cities. Membership provides an extremely cost effective alternative to car ownership.

Membership to City Car Club normally costs £60 per annum, however the key holders can join for just £1 for their first year, giving them access to a range of cars and vans located across Brighton & Hove. To see if a City Car Club membership would suit your lifestyle simply click here to join.

The online application form has a field for the key holders to enter their card number. This will effectively provide validation to City Car Club, as well as allow them to activate the Key card on your account.

There is currently a fleet of over 85 vehicles in Brighton & Hove which will continue to grow as popularity increases. Vehicles are spread in clusters near to where people live and work across the city in designated parking bays, mostly in on-street locations. There are currently already over 3500 members of City Car Club in Brighton & Hove which is increasing at around 25% year on year (30,000 across all cities City Car Club operate in).

Bookings can be made by the hour, day or as long as you require. This can be done online, via the app or by telephone, at a moment’s notice, or up to a year in advance. Members are granted access to any vehicle in any city, the vehicles are unlocked through the app or by holding the key card over the card reader on the windscreen.

Located in the glove box is a PIN pad into which the member inputs their unique PIN number in order to retrieve the keys. Members make use of the vehicle for the pre booked time required, then return it to the designated parking bay they collected it from. Ignition keys are placed back in the computer and the doors are locked using the key card. Simple as that!

Invoices are raised on a monthly basis and payment is via Direct Debit or debit/credit card.

Membership also gives access to any of the 700+ vehicles across 16 other cities in the UK.

Fuel is paid for by City Car Club and is recharged at the published mileage rate (currently 23p per mile for cars & 29p for vans). If the fuel is running low, then members can fill up at any garage using a fuel card located in all the vehicles and City Car Club picks up the tab.

Full details of costs, locations, general information and FAQs can be found at Prices start from  just £4.95 per hour or £39.50 per day.

If further information is required, please contact James Finlayson on or the customer service team on 0845 330 1234.

Any prices quoted are inclusive of VAT. Offer is not valid to existing members of City Car Club and only available for holders of the key.