American University


find freedom with cars on
campus by the hour of day.

(gas and insurance included!)

Join Zipcar and save $10 off membership, thanks to Ford.
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in partnership with:

American University

What is Zipcar?

Glad you asked. It's a smarter way to get around the campus.

  • Drive cars by the hour or day. Gas & insurance included.
  • In neighborhoods, cities and airports across the globe.
  • Save hundreds over car ownership.
  • Choose from sedans, hybrids, vans and more.
  • Membership starts as low as $7/month.

how it works

1. join

Apply now! Once approved, you’ll get your Zipcard. This magical, little card unlocks thousands of cars, trucks and vans across the globe.

2. reserve

Book a Zipcar for a couple hours or the whole day. Do it online or on your phone via our mobile app. We’re easy.

3. tap

Walk to the car and hold your Zipcard to the windshield. Ta da. The doors will unlock and it’s all yours.

4. drive!

Go! When your time is almost up, return the car to the same reserved parking spot. Then you are all done!

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find Zipcars nearby

Find us located right on and near campus, cities and airports across the globe.

What It Costs

Students join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)

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I'm AU faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.

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I'm an AU alum and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.join now
I'm not affiliated with AU, but still want to use Zipcar.join now
All students 18+ are welcomed, including drivers with international licenses.

what's included


Travel far and wide,
for road trips, away games,
visits home, and more.


Fill up using the
gas card that's inside the car.
We'll get the bill.


If you're a Zipcar member,
you're covered. (So you can drive safe
and rest easy.)


where can i go

There's a lot to do around AU. Here are just a few ideas.

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  • Treasury

    In Love, Love, Love with this store! I feel like I took a trip back to era's I should have lived in! Where woman embraced a more delicate, intricate and...more
  • TJ Maxx & HomeGoods

    I have not met a bad day that has not been made better without a trip to TJ Maxx. Welcome to my happy place! I will travel miles for a great deal so I am...more
  • Costco

    Who doesn't love Costco? No one, that's who! Aside from Costco's general amazingness (chocolate covered mango slices, anyone?), this location also features...more

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  • Fort Reno Park

    Great place to bring your pups or have a picnic. Well maintained and pet owners are generally responsible for their pets waste. Fun, free, outdoor summer...more
  • Rock Creek Park Nature Center

    It is beautiful place. I enjoyed the trail. I felt I am in the peace. How grateful that I can find this kind of place in DC. :)more
  • The Yards Park

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  • National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden & Ice Rink

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  • Montrose Park

    another one of Georgetown's secrets that only the locals really know about - a massive piece of countryside right in the middle of the city, complete with...more

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  • Maketto

    If I had to sum up Maketto in two words it would be just right. I'd been wanted to go there for months but we don't make it to H Street NE very often and...more
  • Blue Duck Tavern

    Tibor deserves a gold medal. My wife and I came in for our anniversary and he took impeccable care of us. Beautiful, painstaking preparation of meats,...more
  • Kabob Square

    Most memorable sandwich from my previous visit. Fresh, hot and great. Lamb gyro, light tzatziki, lettuce, cilantro, sriacha and black pepper. Thank me later.more
  • Donburi

    This place has a permanent spot on my restaurant rotation. I have ordered the Katsudon (pork) and Ebi Katsudon (shrimp) rice bowls, and also the karaage...more
  • Smith Public Trust

    LOVED this place! Easy walk from the metro and in a cute little up and coming neighborhood. The service we experienced here on a Friday for Happy Hour was...more

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