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

(gas and insurance included!)

join now join now join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members

in partnership with:


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


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

Reserve icon


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

Tap icon


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

Drive icon


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

join now join now join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members


how it works video

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 Purdue University?

join now join now join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members

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

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

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

I'm not affiliated with Zipcar and I want to use Zipcar. 

what's included

Map icon


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

Gasoline icon


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

Umbrella icon


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 Purdue University. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Sell it Here

    A friend of mine convinced me to meet him in Lafayette at Sell It Here. I had never heard of it and didn't know what to expect, but certainly didn't expect...more
  • Target Stores

    I am a graduate student at Purdue, and this Target has quickly become my go-to store for just about everything. I feel like I have become ingrained into...more
  • Country Harmony Home & Garden Center

    This is my fiance' happy place. We decided to purchase our vegetable and herbs from Country Harmony this years instead of one of the big box stores. We...more
  • Leaping Leopard Antiques

    A little bit of everything. If I had an unlimited supply of cash, I would easily have spent a fortune. We'll have to go back sometime.more
  • Barnes & Noble Booksellers

    This location is quite nice. The layout is easy to navigate and the selection is unbeatable. They have a large collection of clearance books as well as...more

Powered by Yelp!
  • Noble Bikes

    Jean and Kevin are some of the nicest people you'll meet! We stopped by on a day they did not have the paddle boats out, but they didn't hesitate to pull...more
  • Rugged Xscape

    Great place! The employees are friendly and give great clues. The outside of the building looks a little rugged but don't let that turn you away- it was...more
  • Climb Lafayette

    This is such a fun place! I'm a total beginner, but I came here with my friends and had such a good time. The people there are so helpful and friendly....more
  • Olympus Martial Arts & Fitness

    I wanted to lose some weight that had creeped on and also gain strength and I've had a great experience at Olympus. After kickboxing or strength training...more
  • Get Air Lafayette

    Very busy for a Saturday afternoon. I took a group of 18 here from my church. Everyone appeared to have a good time. I took my group to sky zone in Indy...more

Powered by Yelp!
  • Arni's

    Arini's is so much more than their pizza, it's the environment, tradition, and fun that is woven into the Arni's overall experience! Arni's pizza is...more
  • Sacred Grounds

    Came here for lunch one Thursday afternoon with a friend. It's tucked away in a neighborhood so parking is not a problem. The building itself is very rustic...more
  • Stone House Restaurant & Bakery

    Best home cooked half order lunch special ever! The best Pies and cookies The pie goes fast Best to ask for it right along with your order. I promise they...more
  • Mountain Jack's

    Wonderful experience (mostly)! The server was exquisite and my lamb chops were so darn delicious I sucked on the bones when I was done... and I'm not a meat...more
  • Bistro 501

    I'd give 6 stars if I could! They have excellent food which is still affordable for a white table cloth type of restaurant, their ingredient quality is top...more

Powered by Yelp!