Cornell University


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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in partnership with:

Cornell 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

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Apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

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Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

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Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield—or tap the app—to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

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find Zipcars nearby

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

What It Costs

what’s your affiliation with Cornell?

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

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

what's included

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

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

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If you're a Zipcar member,
you're covered. (So you can drive safe
and rest easy.)

where can i go

With 180 miles at your disposal, there's a lot to do around Cornell. Here’re just a few ideas. 


  • Kinokuniya - New York

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  • 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
  • Dover Street Market

    Woah, ultimate shopping experience! Well curated selection of high end designer ladies and men's clothing in 7 floors of a nondescript building at the...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

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Discover Outdoors

    I've been on 5 Catskills and Hudson Valley hiking day trips and one 3-day/2-night trip for a winter summit of Mt. Marcy in the Adirondacks. DO has made...more
  • Brooklyn Escape Room

    The panic room experience was something I had been looking forward to doing for such a long time. It was well worth the wait as I had such a great time...more
  • Shipwrecked Miniature Golf

    This place is so much fun! I came here on a Friday night and we were so sad to see it wasn't all that packed. This is a great place for kids, but also a...more

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  • Thai Villa

    Absolutely stunning restaurant. The staff was very friendly and aware of what is gluten free and Vegan. So many options for people who have an issue with...more
  • Tanner Smiths

    My besties and I stopped here before a bachelorette party to have a drink and my 1 friend was hungry. Tanner Smiths has my new favorite drink, the Rosie...more
  • Jacob's Pickles

    I found Jacob's Pickles on Yelp when searching for great restaurants during my stay in the city. OMG, this is a foodie's heaven. Can not say enough good...more
  • Bronx Drafthouse

    Came in here after working at Yankee stadium late one Friday night. Absolutely loved it immediately. The staff is friendly as they allowed me to sample...more
  • Barn Joo 35

    I see that there's some mixed opinions about this place, but thought I'd put in my two cents because I personally had a great experience! Came here...more

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