Get going quicker - plan your trip before you get in the car


We've added loads of new features to make your DriveNow trip as simple and easy as possible. You can now get started before you're even behind the wheel.

Once you've reserved your car, you can select more details about your journey 

  • Is it a private or business trip?
  • Where are you going? Set your destination and turn on Handshake feature
  • Pay Collision Damage Waiver to reduce your excess
  • Book an Hourly Package? You can choose packages ranging from 3 to 24 hours
  • Are you looking for an Experience Package? Take advantage of our special offers with our partners


You can do all this in our app, before you get in the car. You can check or change the information at any time before you unlock the car.

When you’re within 150 metres of your car, you receive a push notification to open the car. Tip: Our ‘blink’ feature helps you to find your DriveNow BMW or MINI easily.

The app will also give you an overview if there is any existing damage on the car. You should check this and report any new damages to our call centre.

This means that you've got everything sorted before you're even behind the wheel. All that's left to do now is enter your PIN using the iDrive controller...and you're off!

If you need any help getting going, check out the handy "Help getting started" feature in the app.

Please note: your rental starts when you enter your PIN in the car and you will only be charged from this point. We will only contact you by SMS if something goes wrong with your reservation.

Of course, you can still make a spontaneous reservation by holding your DriveNow customer card up to the reader on the windscreen. When you reserve in this way, you can check for damages directly in the car, select between a private or business trip, or book one of our packages.