Philadelphia University


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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Philadelphia 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 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 Philadelphia University?

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

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

I'm a Philadelphia University faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving. 

I'm not affiliated with Philadelphia University and I'd like to sign up for 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 Philadelphia University. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Molly's Books and Records

    Awesome/cool shop that I could spend hours exploring. Definitely worth stopping by if you're in the area. Selection of books is terrific and...more
  • Nice Things Handmade

    Just loved this little boutique. The owner was incredibly friendly and helpful. Nice selection of gifts and handmade items.more
  • Art Star

    A super cute store with a variety of unique items from artists and craftspeople in the Philly area and beyond. One stop shop to support locally handmade...more
  • Occasionette

    I love Occasionette! I make it a point to make this adorable store one of my first stops every year before Christmas. It's where I find all of my husband's...more
  • Milkcrate Cafe

    The. Best. Bagel. Sandwich. Ever. Period. The cheese was perfectly melted, the bagel perfectly toasted and the eggs perfectly cooked. Perfectly perfect....more

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  • John F. Collins Park

    Such a cute little hidden gem in the heart of center city. It's a small park, think maybe a small fraction of the size of Rittenhouse park, hidden in...more
  • Blue Cross Broad Street Run

    Awesome time and so happy for the turn out! This was my first time running for this race and what an experience! It's really well organized in color coded...more
  • Urban Axes

    I wonder what the parent figures of the proprietors of Urban Axes thought when their spawn exclaimed unto them, "I'm quitting my day job so that I could...more
  • Schuylkill River Park

    Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea culpa. I give Philly a hard time, I know. But every time I come here, it wins me over a little bit more. And it does it with...more
  • Ballroom Bliss

    My wife and I took two wedding first dance classes with Kira and she was fantastic. We did not want something super choreographed but just a few lessons on...more

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  • Barbuzzo

    One of the BEST Italian restaurants in the city!! Sherpa milk ricotta is out of this world from a texture AND flavor standpoint. The crispy salty toasted...more
  • Marrakesh

    This place is quite the experience. It is a BYO moroccan food restaurant with a very unique decor. FYI: You will need to be comfortable with eating family...more
  • Leo's Steak Shop

    Every time I had visit Philadelphia in the past Tony lukes was the place for me to go sometimes even visiting 3 times during my brief stays here. I went...more
  • L'Oceano Ristorante

    small place, reservations suggested. byob! the staff were very pleasant. the food was amazing! we started with the grilled romaine and bbq scallops. for...more
  • Max's Steaks

    My favorite spot in Philly for cheesesteaks... it is in the hood...reminds me of 125th street or fordham road back in the late 80s or 90s ... if you're not...more

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