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(hint: they're right around campus)

what's it cost

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

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

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what's included

You get daily miles
with each reservation.
Road Trip?

Free gas.
Yep, free.

Insurance included.
We've got you covered.


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!

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where can i go

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

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    Quite possibly the best gyro I've ever had in my life Classic Gyro and Grape Leaves were exceptional Priced reasonably with friendly customer...more
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    First time here. Location is deceiving! Tucked behind a tanning place, a brown bear, and a gas station, we did not have high expectations. But, previous...more
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    Great and fast service, the inside is rather small, maybe 5-6 tables.? Is clean and music was Dominican pretty calm and happy. There is a drive-thru if you...more
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