Columbia University

Close

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

(gas and insurance included!)

Students
join now join now
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Alumni
  • Departments
  • Faculty and Staff
  • 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.

in partnership with:

Columbia University

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

Join icon

join

Apply in the app and drive in minutes. Or apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

Reserve icon

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—or tap the app—to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

Drive icon

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 join now
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Alumni
  • Departments
  • Faculty and Staff
  • 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.

 

how it works video

find Zipcars nearby

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

What It Costs

Ford

what’s your affiliation with Columbia?

Students
join now join now
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Alumni
  • Departments
  • Faculty and Staff
  • 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.

Students join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)

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

I'm Columbia alumni and I want to join Zipcar. 

Columbia University faculty and staff members join for just $15.

what's included

Map icon

miles

Travel far and wide,
for road trips, away games,
visits home, and more.

Gasoline icon

gas

Fill up using the
gas card that's inside the car.
We'll get the bill.

Umbrella icon

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 Columbia. Here are just a few ideas.

  • SoHo


    My favorite place to shop in NYC! I loved it more when it was the home of the only Uniqlo in America! Easy to get to. Shops are usually packed with...more
  • The Evolution Store


    The definition of everything I love. They have an incredible collection of literal stuffed animals. I'm not sure what my infatuation with taxidermy is but...more
  • Story


    This place is my one and only go-to for gifts. Huge and tasteful selection. I would live at 'Story' if they'd only let me. Service is friendly, a liiiiittle...more
  • AuH2O


    I was walking by and got sucked in by their sales rack outside. The store has a great selection of clothes, especially considering the small space. And the...more
  • Twenty Sided Store


    I've been coming here on and off for a while now, and it's always been a great experience. No matter how busy they are (and it gets busy), someone will...more

Powered by Yelp!
  • Punk Rope


    Fantastic music, fantastic instructors, and a class that is FUN as well as a challenging work out. Leaving the gym after class I heard an observer say "I...more
  • Greenacre Park


    This is my favorite neighborhood jewel in the summer - stop by Ess-a-bagel & pick up breakfast, and come sit outside with friends & enjoy together under the...more
  • Stripxpertease


    WOW. Stripxpertease is such a awesome place! I took Stripper Strength: Dancehall, with Jillian and Lap Dance 101 with Orisha. Jillian kicked my butt and...more
  • Discover Outdoors


    My first hike was really hard but Megan made me feel comfortable and went at my pace to make it more enjoyable, best part was seeing the wolves, would use...more
  • The Sports Center at Chelsea Piers


    Because I live on the far East side of Manhattan, I did not join for years, worried that I would not go during winter. Then, I finally gave in. The pool...more

Powered by Yelp!
  • Burger & Lobster


    Most likely the best bang for your buck anywhere in NY. This place isn't pretentious about its offerings: sit down, put your bibb on, and feast with your...more
  • The Beast Next Door


    Food and drinks were delicious. Nice atmosphere, live music, comfortable seating. Owner/manager really looked after us. Very friendly and helpful staff,...more
  • Gramercy Tavern


    This place lives up to the hype!!! On Saturday around 2:30pm the four of us were lucky enough to snag a table at the tavern (which only accepts walk ins...more
  • Olmsted


    I guess you just cannot ignore it - this neighborhood restaurant dual owned by chef Greg Baxtrom and farmer Ian Rothman, both had various experience trained...more
  • Bronx Drafthouse


    Solid spot; stopped in Sunday for drinks and we eneded up getting wings since they had a special and we couldn't have been happier. Our waiter Jeremy...more

Powered by Yelp!