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

(gas and insurance included!)

Students
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  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm Amherst faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.
  • I'd like to join my department's existing Zipcar account.
  • I'd like to open a new account for my department.
  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.

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Amherst College

What is Zipcar?

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

Zipcar Ford Focus
  • 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.
  • Take select flexible vehicles one-way or round trip.

how it works

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join

Apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

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reserve

Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

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tap

Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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drive

Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

Students
join now
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm Amherst faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.
  • I'd like to join my department's existing Zipcar account.
  • I'd like to open a new account for my department.
  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.

 

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find Zipcars nearby

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

What It Costs

what’s your affiliation with Amherst?

Students
join now
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm Amherst faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.
  • I'd like to join my department's existing Zipcar account.
  • I'd like to open a new account for my department.
  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.

I'm an Amherst student.

All students 18+ are welcomed, including drivers with international licenses.

I'm not affiliated with Amherst, but still want to use Zipcar.

what's included

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miles

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

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gas

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

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insurance

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 Amherst. Here are just a few ideas.

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  • The Yankee Candle Company


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  • Don Muller Gallery


    Artsy... unique... bizarre... beautiful... expensive... all things you could say about the gallery. Looking for a crazy awesome gift for that special...more
  • A2Z Science & Learning Store


    Really a spectacular toy store with lots of cool educational options. Most offerings center around "physical" games and toys -- almost nothing is purely...more
  • Freight House Antiques


    Love this kooky place! Amazing odd-ball collection of antiques, and a delightful lunch counter! AMAZING selection of vegetarian and VEGAN options on the...more

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  • Holyoke Merry Go Round


    What a special place! This historic antique merry-go-round was moved from Mountain Park to its present home in Holyoke's revitalized Heritage State Park. It...more
  • Shelburne Falls Bowling Alley


    I came here yesterday with my wife and 2 friends for the first time. We were a little confused about where it was as it was set out of the way a bit.. which...more
  • Six Flags New England


    I really wish I could give this park more than three stars. The rides are good and the place seems clean- until you look up. I saw cobwebs on lampposts,...more
  • Longhi's Executive Par 3, Driving Range and Mini Golf


    I go here a lot for the driving range and a decently challenging Par 3 course. Would recommend playing the extra few holes that have a couple Par 4s....more
  • Dean Pond Recreation Area


    What a sweet little swimming spot! I last went to Dean Pond when I was a wee one, and seem to remember a sad little swimming area, no facilities and a...more

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  • The Farm Table


    What can I say............I just love this place! My husband and I like to sit outside by the fire pits on a cool evening or hang out on the deck on a...more
  • bnapoli Italian


    Wow. Just, wow. Finally, an authentic Italian restaurant in western ma that gets it right, For starters, it is beautiful inside. Simply elegant, and the...more
  • Blue Heron Restaurant


    Another great evening. My wyf and I were trying to decide where to go to dinner when a crane flew by. The crane reminded me of a heron which meant we were...more
  • Oriental Flavor


    I love their fish and pork dishes which have a really good flavor. Have not ordered one I didn't like. Their lunch specials are decent and I have repeatedly...more
  • The People's Pint


    This place took me by surprise. Everything seemed to be local, in-house, and made from scratch........ even the ketchup and the soda. I enjoyed the fact...more

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