Bard College


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

(gas and insurance included!)

Join Zipcar and save $10 off membership, thanks to Ford.
join now

in partnership with:

Bard College

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.

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!

how it works video

find Zipcars nearby

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

What It Costs

I'm a Bard student.

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

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I'd like to join my department's existing Zipcar account. 

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I'd like to open a new account for my department.

sign up

I'm not affiliated with Bard and I'd like to join Zipcar. 

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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 Bard College. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Bop To Tottom

    Bop To Tottom is my go to store. It might be a pocketbook for myself, a new toy for my grandson, a gift for my Mom or a birthday present for one of my...more
  • Golden Notebook

    I do love books, so it's only natural that I make a beeline for any bookstore in the town/ whewhatever areas I happent o be in. The golden Notebook is...more
  • Karmabee

    We love the Hudson Valley and this is one of our favorite stores there. It's full of beautiful, quirky and unique handmade and handcrafted items from local...more
  • Gilded Carriage

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE This cool shop. This is when I am reminded that online shopping can never come close to this kind of experience, nor offer the quality and...more
  • Woodstock Design

    I went here on Xmas eve to get my wife something last minute as usual. The staff was incredibly helpful and able to get me a present in my price range. They...more

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  • Hudson River Cruises

    What a treat! Captain Guy was a wealth of information about flora/fauna, history of the area, buildings, notable architecture, etc. This cruise was almost...more
  • Mid-Hudson Sporting Clays

    Came from Dallas to see the Fam for the holidays and headed over for some male-bonding time with Dad and the brothers... Showed up to bagels, coffee, and a...more
  • Kingston Cyclery

    Superior customer service in a day and age where it has because nonexistent! After recently having my road bike stolen, I had an old GT Mountain Bike as my...more
  • IXL Health & Fitness

    hey this place is awesome. Something about this place just makes me want to get ripped. The staff is super nice and accommodating.more

    I played this course on a Friday in Autumn. The conditions and staff were excellent. It played quickly. I'd definitely return and play it again!more

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  • Oriole 9

    This is a great spot that I have been to many times when I am back in the upstate NY area. It is my favorite spot for brunch or breakfast; there are many...more
  • Matchbox Cafe

    Super cute and cozy spot for breakfast or lunch. The woman working was very sweet. I got an egg sandwich with avocado and cheese :)more
  • Barnwood Restaurant

    Small well-executed restaurant with a hard working staff, and very friendly and attentive. The BEST fried chicken - absolutely delicious - well cooked,...more
  • Deli-cioso Deli & Bistro

    Great place for breakfast. Delicious and good prices. I had the most expensive breakfast item ($6), which is a wrap with egg, sausage, avocado, and hash...more
  • Duo Bistro

    Every visit reaps great rewards. The jalapeño and guava margarita has a nice kick to it and it is not too sweet. It seems like everyone has upped their...more

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