San Jose State University


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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in partnership with:

San Jose State 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.


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 SJSU?

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

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

I am SJSU Faculty or Staff

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 SJSU. Here are just a few ideas.

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    If you came to Berkeley and missed this park make an immediate u-turn, change your weekend plans, rebook your vaca, do whatever it takes to bring your kids...more
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    BEST MADUROS EVER! How you guys make them so sweet and perfect. Im addicted to maduros, their sandwish is to die for, evrything, and ohhhhh that delicious...more
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    Recently stumbled on this spot and we're very happy we did. :) There was a bit of a wait early on a Friday night, but that's normally a good sign. The wait...more
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    This place is pretty new. I've been trying more of the places on Piedmont Avenue recently, now noticing that there are a few different Japanese...more
  • Marica Restaurant

    This place was amazing! They had very nice waiters/waitresses and the ambiance of the place was great. It's a small little restaurant so make sure to make...more
  • Teni East Kitchen

    Everything tasted lovingly-crafted, in a way I don't usually expect from a menu at this price-point. The pea shoot salad was perfectly dressed, and the...more

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