San Diego State U


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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San Diego State U

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.


how it works

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Apply in the app and drive in minutes. Or 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—or tap the app—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 SDSU?

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Students join for $25 and get $35 in driving credit (save $10 thanks to Ford)

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

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

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 SDSU. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Leaping Lotus

    How is it that I have lived in the San Diego area and had no clue that this place existed! Such a cute shopping place, this weekend there were plenty of...more
  • Target

    Convenient, always friendly/helpful staff, and very nice since it is a newer Target Center.more
  • Solo

    This is my second trip to Solo:the first during Yelp's Spring Break. This store is marvelous-something for yourself or anyone else! Books, lighting, quilts,...more
  • Grand Plaza

    I like convenience! I live in San Marcos and am GAS PRICE conscious! Although the layout of the parking lot is weird and the spots are small... there is...more
  • Nordstrom

    Love this place. Such a great selection of top name clothes. The staff is very helpful and sweet. Thank you!more

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  • Daley Ranch

    What a fantastic place for hiking or biking. As my husband and I entered the parking area, we were amazed at how full the parking lot and street were (we...more
  • La Jolla Sea Cave Kayaks

    Excellent staff! Everyone was very accommodating and provided us with lockers and a changing area. Understand that you are in La Jolla and it will be a tad...more
  • Fletcher Cove Park

    Great place to bring your kids. We loved playing at the park and then walking down to the beach. What a beautiful beach this is. We loved all of the...more
  • Elfin Forest Recreational Reserve

    This is my 4th time hiking the Way Up Trail, but my first time taking the Botanical Trail on the way down. The Way Up Trail is a pretty good incline,...more
  • Hilltop Park and Recreation Center

    One of the best park around the area. The view is breath taking due to its elevation. Great for Birthday parties and other picnic activities. They also...more

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  • The InBetween

    Super good food, reasonable pricing. Owner was really nice, service was quick and food was good. Pizza, calzone, BLT, burgers and everyone loved their food.more
  • Partake Gastropub

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this place. You feel like you're at Keith's house just chillin' and being spoiled by him. He and his awesome staff have created a little...more
  • Thai Thai Restaurant

    We ordered the spring rolls (with tofu and not shrimp), chicken pad thai (spiciness 3/10), and chicken pad kee moa (spiciness 10/10) to go. The packaging...more
  • TJ Tacos

    We have been looking for these kind of tacos in Escondido for years! The spicy pork tacos are amazingly good and the carne asada tacos are excellent as...more
  • Home Sweet Home Cafe

    A cute little place in an industrial zone of Escondido. I was in town for the day and headed here based on Yelp reviews. I was not disappointed. The...more

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