Rice University


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

(gas and insurance included!)

Join Zipcar and save $10 off membership, thanks to Ford.
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in partnership with:

Rice University

What is Zipcar?

Glad you asked. It's a smarter way to get around the campus.

  • 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.

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!

how it works video

find Zipcars nearby

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

What It Costs

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

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I'm Rice University 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'd like to open a new account for my department.

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

what's included


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


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


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 Rice. Here are just a few ideas.

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  • Cliché

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  • Cost Plus World Market

    I am so glad World Market came back after their hiatus. I never knew how much I loved them until they were gone. I can't leave this store without buying...more

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  • Edinborough Park

    Totally awesome. I was able to play right along side my daughters. Perfect on a cold winter day. We all had a great time. I look forward to being back soon.more
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    If you were within earshot of me and my boyfriend at Powderhorn last night, you would have shoved goose sh*t in your ears and jumped in the lake. Our...more
  • Hidden Falls Park

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  • Pilgrimage Cafe

    We went on Thursday night this past week, boy sure glad we stopped in on a Thursday night as its DATE NIGHT. For $35 your get an app, 2 entrees and a...more
  • Black Sea Restaurant

    A neighborhood gem. My personal favorite is #25 (Tavuk Kebab) spicy. Dolmas with warm pita bread are a great start to the meal. Their homemade yogurt sauce...more
  • Hola Arepa

    Get the simple chicken arepa! Just a little burst of deliciousness in your mouth! (GF) too! Not too shabby vegan food options too like Yuca fries with...more
  • Joan's In the Park

    Great service and unbelievable food! Pork belly was outstanding. Filet was perfectly cooked. Quaint little place with a comfortable setting.more
  • The Strip Club

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