Harvard University


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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Harvard 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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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 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.

pick your plan

what’s your affiliation with Harvard?

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Harvard 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.

Harvard faculty and staff join Zipcar for only $25/year with discounted Monday through Friday driving rates.

To switch to the Harvard plan:
Call us at 1-866-494-7227 and follow the prompts for account assistance/billing. Let the agent know you need to be added to the Harvard Faculty & Staff Z4B affiliate plan.

I'm a Harvard Alum and I'd like to join Zipcar.

I'm not affiliated with Harvard, but still want to use Zipcar.

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

There's a lot to do around Harvard. Here are just a few ideas.

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  • Brattle Book Shop

    An inspirational bookstore! This place is jam-packed with books. It goes on for three stories, and an outdoor book selling area! Be sure to check out their...more
  • WardMaps

    For the map-obsessed, the MBTA-obsessed, or the Boston history-obsessed (or for those showing symptoms of all three obsessions) this place is pure heaven....more
  • Follain

    I literally can't get enough of Follain. I pop in on my way to work in the South End sometimes and it's literally such a treat. Great natural products for...more

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  • BollyX

    3-4 years later and I keep coming back to BollyX, specifically at the Dance Complex. It's all because of the OG kickass instructor/master trainer: Fen...more
  • Amaze Escape

    It was frustrating enough that giving it 5 stars almost feels wrong, but I have to admit they have a really good escape room on their hands. Good use of...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
  • Larz Anderson Park

    ahhhh, Larz. What a hidden gem! As a resident of Brookline, I try to visit the park, community garden and the skating rink whenever possible all...more
  • Charles River Canoe and Kayak

    Great experience check in was quick and easy and we had a great time on the Charles River! Highly recommendmore

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  • Island Creek Oyster Bar

    My girlfriend was hyping this place up since her last visit to Boston so I was excited to try this well know oyster bar. We arrived with no reservations on...more
  • Tasty Mo:Mo

    This is my favourite lunch place, sometimes i even pick the dinner. I just came across it when i was walking down my friend's place. thought of giving it a...more
  • Porter Cafe

    Delicious fish and chips! Great atmosphere and friendly helpful bartender! Open late on Sunday (kitchen & bar) so that's helpful for a traveler. Really...more
  • Giacomo's Ristorante

    I am wary about recommending this place because I do not want people to know that this location (although busy) is much less busy than the one in the North...more
  • La Victoria Taqueria

    Aaaah! What a gem! The most affordable and delicious lunch/dinner in town. And the staff is super welcoming, helpful and friendly. I have been getting the...more

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