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campus by the hour or day.

(gas and insurance included!)

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  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Alumni
  • BU Medical Students
  • Community Members
  • Faculty and staff join Zipcar for only $15/year.
  • I'd like to join my department's existing Zipcar account.
  • I'd like to open an account for my department.
  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.

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Boston University

What is Zipcar?

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

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  • 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—or tap the app—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 join now join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Alumni
  • BU Medical Students
  • Community Members
  • Faculty and staff join Zipcar for only $15/year.
  • I'd like to join my department's existing Zipcar account.
  • I'd like to open an 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

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Students
join now
select your department
join now join now join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Alumni
  • BU Medical Students
  • Community Members
  • Faculty and staff join Zipcar for only $15/year.
  • I'd like to join my department's existing Zipcar account.
  • I'd like to open an account for my department.
  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.

Students join Zipcar for just $15 for your first year! Vehicles start at just $8.50 an hour.

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

Alumni join Zipcar for just $15 for your first year! Vehicles start at just $8.50 an hour.

BU Medical students join Zipcar for just $15 for your first year! Vehicles start at just $8.50 an hour.

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

Not affiliated to this school, but want to join 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 BU. Here are just a few ideas.

  • HomeGoods


    The best Homegoods I've been too. The store was well organized and had different items then I have seen at the other stores that all seem to be the same....more
  • North End Gift Shoppe


    Super friendly shopkeeper! He welcomes everyone who entered the store with respect. Even if you don't buy anything, he still thanks you for dropping in....more
  • SoWa Vintage Market


    I went on a cold and windy day, but the vendors were still friendly and offering up great stuff. The antique market was a little smaller than I'd thought it...more
  • Madewell


    Excellent customer service; nice and friendly, very accommodating: I needed a pair of cold weather boots for a short visit to Boston and found a pair (on...more
  • T J Maxx


    I absolutely love this TJ Maxx. I really like how clean and organized they are in this store and I feel like they have really good products. I am so...more

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  • Better Off Bowling


    I love everything about Better Off Bowling. It got my husband and me out of the house every Sunday (even after our Halloween party, when I bowled literally...more
  • Shakespeare on the Common


    What can I say. This is perhaps one of the best performance events in Boston this year, and really every year. The atmosphere casual and moving, the...more
  • The Handle Bar Indoor Cycling Studio


    Came here for a Dana Farber fundraiser class & damn Mattheuw was a REALLY GREAT teacher. For the first time in yrs. I could actually be in a class without...more
  • Boston University Fitness & Recreation Center


    rock climbing wall. check. an Olympic-sized pool. check. an indoor track? check. a clean, state-of-the-art locker room with showers and hair dryers....more
  • Boston Common


    The oldest park in the United States! This historic park is the center of Boston- it's the start of the Freedom Trail, the front lawn of the Massachusetts...more

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  • Shojo


    Bad name but good food and service ;) and fair rates very nice servers Thank umore
  • Bostonia Public House


    Walking around Boston on a cold night we stumbled upon Bostonia during a Celtics game. It was a great place to warm up and watch the game. We had a cozy...more
  • Ocean Prime


    For my brother's birthday dinner. What a pleasant experience. Let me start by saying I completely dislike when a server/wait(er)(ress) makes you feel...more
  • The Salty Pig


    Pulchritudinous pork! This place does pig parts and charcuterie boards right! They have a few different options- pizza, or charcuterie. We opted for the...more
  • Loco Taqueria and Oyster Bar


    I live for Mexican food and Loco is always my go to place when I am having a craving! ...which is always. Definitely start with a margarita and an order of...more

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