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

(gas and insurance included!)

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  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm Cal Poly 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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Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

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 in the app and drive in minutes. Or 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
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm Cal Poly 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 Cal Poly 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

Ford Focus

what’s your affiliation with Cal Poly?

Students
join now
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm Cal Poly 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 Cal Poly student.

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

I'm not affiliated with Cal Poly, 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 Cal Poly. Here are just a few ideas.

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  • Smoobage


    Very. Cute. Got some gorgeous jewelry here. They had truly beautiful leather bags, all kinds of pretty jewelry, and a small section of cute baby things.more
  • "The Barn" Antiques & Unique Mall


    So much good stuff! Multiple dealers enclosed in one huge space. Mix of vintage treasures with newer unique gift items. Each time I've been I find myself...more
  • Village Vintage Arroyo Grande


    Ely, the owner, is super friendly and helpful. Always something cool in here, vintage clothing for men and women, collectibles, mantiques, and more. He...more

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  • Johnson Ranch Trail


    Great place to go biking, hiking, or running and bring your dogs. Several well maintained trails that snake in and out of oaks. Its great that it connects...more
  • Monarch Butterfly Grove


    Came here with my fiancé on February 11th. There were so many butterflies! I was absolutely mind blown! I also had have impression that for whatever reason,...more
  • Montana de Oro State Park


    Has to be one of the best natural attractions on the west coast, which is saying something! The geographical formations are just outstanding as you walk...more
  • City of Pismo Beach


    As a local of Bakersfield, Pismo beach is nice get away for Bakersfieldians to get some fresh air (we all know how bad our air is) and fun in the sun....more
  • Wally's Bicycle Works


    Very happy with the service I received on my 28 year old bike wheel. Price was very fair also. They also have some of the best bikes for sale.more

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  • Old San Luis BBQ Co


    Ok I've had great tri tip for years yes. The cowboy corn pie forget about it. Best side ever! It's a shut up side dish!more
  • Petra


    This place was fast, easy, delicious and I didn't feel like a complete slob after stuffing my face. I tried the chicken and gyro sanwiches and both were...more
  • Noi and Doi's 2nd Street Cafe


    Best Thai food in California! I've been eating noi's and doi's for the last six years. Not once have I had a bad experience! It's a destination I take...more
  • Ciopinot


    Stellar service from host, server, and bussers. Everybody makes you feel welcome. That hospitality, it seems , is also the reason why they allow 4 corkage...more
  • TASTE


    This is one of the best (non-deli) spots in SLO for lunch. The menu flexibility is amazing - we go there often and rarely order the exact same thing. Except...more

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