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Find and book a nearby car

Enter your dates, times and location and book your vehicle. Choose your insurance excess and verify your driving licence.


Head to where it's parked

When it’s time to drive, head to your vehicle’s parked location and complete a photograph condition report with your phone.


Unlock it with your phone

Unlock your rental car using facial recognition in the Karshare app. At the end of your rental, simply return the vehicle to the pick-up location and lock with the app.

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Why rent with us?

The Karshare app makes it easy to discover, book and unlock affordable vehicles from owners in your area. Take your pick from dazzling electric city cars to family SUVs with plenty of storage. Skip the counter today and join the car sharing revolution.

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All vehicles on Karshare are available on-demand and can be rented by the hour or day

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Forget key handovers – get access to hundreds of cars with our mobile app

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Keep it local

Support your community by hiring nearby cars parked just around the corner

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Drive with confidence

Feel safe with comprehensive insurance and RAC breakdown cover


Am I eligible to rent a vehicle?
Our renter requirements:
● Renter age between 21-70 years of age
● Held a driving licence for at least two years
● UK, Europe, Australia, Canada* or selected other licences accepted.
● Have had no more than one at fault insurance claim in the last 3 years
● Have a max of 25% of points deducted or added on the licence, depending on the country
(e.g. UK: no more than 3 points added to the licence; Spain: no more than 3 points deducted from the licence)
● Pass any additional checks conducted to ensure safety and security of Karshare community.
*Renters with Canadian licences must be aged between 25-70
For more information please view our renter and licence requirements
How does insurance work?
You’ll pay an insurance fee as a part of the price of renting a vehicle. This will fully insure you to drive the vehicle for the duration of the booking.
Standard excess is included on every rental at no extra cost and is the maximum amount that the renter is responsible for in the event of physical damage.
The excess rates and cost to reduce excess are calculated based on your renter score and the vehicle you’ve chosen to rent. Find out more
Can anyone else drive the vehicle?
We take our community very seriously. Therefore the person who makes the booking is only permitted to drive. Unless you contact our team and add an additional driver.
Anyone found enabling an unauthorised and uninsured renter to use the car will be charged a minimum of £2,000 and will be liable for all incident costs without limit. Learn more
You may be asked during your rental to prove your identity again using the app. This is part of our security checks to ensure a safe community.
Can I drive abroad?
You’re only permitted to drive the vehicle in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands. Karshare's insurance only covers you when driving in these locations.
Do you support all phones?
The list below contains the makes and models of mobile phones which currently do not support our Android mobile application.
If you are a renter on our platform and your device is on the list, please note that it is highly likely that our application will not perform well (or open at all) and you will not be able to rent a car smoothly.
● Huawei Honor 10
● LG LM-G900 (Android 30) > version with BLE v5.1 chip (North America)
● LG LM-V600 (Android 29) > version with BLE v5.1 chip (North America)
● Motorola Moto G7 (All variants)Moto G8 Plus
● Motorola Moto G8 (All variants)One Plus Nord 100
● Motorola Moto G9 (All variants)Oppo A53
● Motorola Moto G30 (All variants)
● Nokia 5.4
● OnePlus 8 (All variants)
● One Plus Nord 100
● Oppo Find X2
● Oppo A53
● RealMe X3
● RealMe X5
● Redmi K20
● Redmi Note (All variants)
● Reno4 (All Variants)
● Xiaomi Mi 9T (All variants)
We are working hard on solving these issues, so please do check this list for regular updates. Meanwhile, please contact us at if you need more information.
How does fuel work?
We operate a fair fuel policy to ensure that Renters and Owners are treated fairly.
We record how much fuel is in the vehicle when a rental starts and ends. The renter is then charged for any missing fuel. If the renter returns the car with more fuel than they started we refund them the difference.
To ensure there is enough fuel left for the next person we ask renters that they do not return the car with less than a quarter of a tank.

Driving your hire car in Kingston upon Thames

Visiting Kingston upon Thames

Located in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, just 16 miles from Central London, Kingston upon Thames is the administrative centre and major town of the Royal Borough. With a population of over 160,000, Kingston upon Thames is a bustling and vibrant area of London.

Getting to know Kingston upon Thames

Kingston upon Thames has a long and rich history - it was once the ancient capital of the Anglo Saxon kingdom of Wessex, and is also where the Coronation Stone was kept and used in the coronation of seven Saxon kings in the 10th century. Today, Kingston upon Thames is known for its shopping, its riverside pubs, and its vibrant nightlife.

Things to do in Kingston upon Thames

Kingston upon Thames is a great place to visit if you're looking for a day out from London. Visit the iconic Hampton Court Palace to learn about the history of the Tudors, or take a stroll along the River Thames and explore the many cafes, shops, and pubs along its banks. Kingston is rich with history, so no matter where you take a stroll you’re going to see some fantastics sights - even the market square is worth a visit!

Rent a car and take a day trip out of Kingston upon Thames

If you're looking for a day out from Kingston upon Thames, why not rent a car and take a trip to the stunning Windsor Castle, just a short drive away? Explore the stunning grounds and take in the views of the Castle and the surrounding countryside. Kingston’s also not far from Surrey Hill’s Area of Outstanding Beauty, where you can be transported to the great outdoors in just a 40 minute drive.

Rent a Karshare car in Kingston upon Thames

Instantly book and unlock cars available to rent across Kingston upon Thames, using nothing but the Karshare app. A lot of people in Kingston upon Thames have chosen to share their car on Karshare, giving you a wide range of ready to rent vehicles to choose from!


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