Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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

  • 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.
  • Membership starts as low as $7/month.

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 Cal Poly student.

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I'm Cal Poly 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.

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I'm not affiliated with Cal Poly, but still want to use 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 Cal Poly. Here are just a few ideas.

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  • Picking Daisies

    Looking for unique, locally made gifts? Look no further. DeDe and Kay have one of the cutest boutiques in SLO, I kid you not. Not only is the store really...more
  • Phoenix Books

    Ok, this may be a disorganized store to a degree and it definitely has old book character, but it is a small business and has a constant influx of used...more
  • Tom's Toys

    Fun place! Lots of adventurous toys! My hubby has been bragging on this place for 10 years, and we finally made it to San Luis Obispo! Good thing it was...more
  • Sephora

    I've had bad luck with almost every Sephora I've ever been too. Literally, the associates would run to the back when they would see someone walk in at the...more

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    Drove out to Pismo Beach with several of my friends and we were all so excited to ATV. We had a reservation for 15 people and the staffs were very...more
  • Morro Rock

    The closest I've ever been to a gaggle of sea otters, a sea lion, and it is really beautiful. Man. The Central Coast is such a great place--I hope it's not...more
  • Pirate's Cove

    If you're looking for a place to strip off all your clothes and relax on a hot summer day you couldn't find a better place than this pretty little secluded...more
  • BJ's ATV Rentals

    CHECK-IN TO GET $5 OFF GAS ON EACH RENTAL!!!!! For our party of 11: ATV rental - $75/person for 2-hours Deposit - $100/person (but they will return the...more
  • SLO Yoga Center

    I've only been to one workshop here that involved yoga, and sound healing. It was amazing and loads of fun. Based on the class that I did go to I give it...more

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  • Petra

    Have you ever had dinner at a place you were not that fond of, and thought wow how do I not like this place it is great. Well I just had dinner here a...more
  • Chipwrecked

    Wanted to try this place out for awhile after seeing reviews on here. We finally got our chance today! First things first, the place is tiny!! Like only...more
  • Firestone Grill

    The best tri-tip sandwich ever created. So worth the drive down to SLO. Whoever doesn't agree must have malfunctioning taste buds! (Kidding, kiiiidddding!!)...more
  • Taqueria Santa Cruz Express

    It's hard to live so close to this place because I crave it so often but I'm on that college budget! In the numerous times I've been here, they've never...more

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