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

(gas and insurance included!)

Students
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select your department
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  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm Bates College 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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Bates 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.

Tap icon

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 Bates College 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.

Students
join now
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm Bates College 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.

What It Costs

what’s your affiliation with Bates?

Students
join now
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm Bates College 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 a Bates College student.

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

I'm not affiliated with Bates College, 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 Bates. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Abacus American Crafts


    My favorite whimsical art store in Maine. Great repurposed items like bicycle inner tube wallets and measuring tape keychains. Big selection of jewelry from...more
  • Renys


    Ever since I started coming to Maine in the late 1990's we would make our Renys run. So when we moved to Maine that didn't change. Renys always has things...more
  • Island Treasure Toys


    I loved this toy store and I love that they decorated the hallway to get into it. It's a pretty big size and has lots of different toys for boys and girls...more
  • Land's End Gift Shop


    Nice views all around! And the shop has a lot of souvenirs fitting the location. My daughter splurged on window display trinkets (sailboats, lighthouses,...more
  • Goldworks


    I went in today to get a bail replaced on a very sentimental piece of jewelry for my son. From the moment I walked in I received superior customer service....more

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  • Wolfe's Neck Farm


    This farm is close to our house and my son loves visiting the animals. The farm is open to visitors everyday from 9-5. They have cows, horses, goats,...more
  • Seacoast Adventure


    Really enjoyed the Crazy Apes ropes course-- so much that we're about to go do it again! Spending 2.5 hours zipping, climbing, and traversing the course was...more
  • Ring's Marine Service


    We rented a tandem kayak from Ring's on a Sunday. We were able to reserve the kayak on the phone and pick it up half an hour later. The staffer was very...more
  • Escape Room Brunswick


    This was the second escape room I've been to (the other was in NYC) & we really enjoyed it! We did the room called The Cabin. The room itself had many...more
  • Cathance River Nature Reserve Trails


    This was a beautiful snowshoe hike. It's a great way to clear your mind on a Sunday afternoon. Maybe 4 miles of trails if you want to do it all in one day....more

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  • Chute's Family Restaurant


    So glad I went on Yelp to find this gem of a place. If you love corn beef hash you have to get it here. It is homemade and absolutely delicious. Their...more
  • She Doesn't Like Guthries


    Crazy awesome cool good vibe atmosphere. The staff cranks in the back and clearly like each other, the music was chill and the instruments and albums on the...more
  • Conundrum Wine Bistro


    This is absolutely my go to place in the Freeport/Brunswick area. The staff at Conundrum taste over 400 wines each year to develop their 'by-the-glass'...more
  • Bomb Diggity Bakery and Cafe


    Wow!! What an awesome place!! The food was amazing and the staff was so friendly!! I was driving back to Ohio from Maine and ONLY went to this place because...more
  • Bistro 233


    The best salads, appetizers, & parking of any places I've been to in a while. Lots of seats, too. Also, the staff is super fun and friendly.more

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