Southern Illinois University


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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Southern Illinois 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.

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What It Costs

what's your affiliation with Southern Illinois 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 am a Southern Illinois University employee and I'd like to join for $15

I'm not affiliated with Southern Illinois University, but still want to use 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 Southern Illinois University. Here are just a few ideas.

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    I wandered into this store one afternoon while my wife and sons were having a nap. We were visiting from Coastal Mississippi, and I was quite literally just...more
  • Walmart Supercenter

    Nice for a walmart daily new. Large with good selection staff much more helpful than most walmarts.more
  • Luckenbooth Consignment Gallery

    Love this thrift store! They design all of their displays and shop is always so appealing and inviting. Most consignment shops you have to dig thru a mess...more
  • The Salvation Army

    Great things all the time. Bargins everyday.more
  • Circa Boutique

    I love this boutique! I'm surprised there aren't more reviews for this place since it is locally owned and it's a little gem of a store. I wish I had found...more

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  • Swansea Kingdom

    Great park for kids! And even adults too! I see adults/parents running around with their kids all the time on the playground. Swansea park is very clean! In...more
  • The Hills Golf Club at McKendree

    This course has changed so much over the past year. Fairways and greens are in good shape, staff is friendly, and the restaurant inside is incredible. Their...more
  • YMCA of Southwest Illinois

    This place is clean and has a good amount of equipment. The pool is decent too. My only complaint is that, like most YMCA locations, the membership is...more
  • Moody-Longacre Park

    Wonderful turf play area for kids, beautiful pond and lots of kids activities. Many places for gatherings, very large sand volleyball courts.more
  • O'Fallon Center YMCA

    My family and I really enjoys this YMCA! It is very clean and cool. The people that work there are very attentive and friendly. I love all the classes that...more

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  • Super Gyro

    Their gyros are top notch. We ordered the traditional gyro and they gave us this amazing hot pepper mix to go on top. Best of all they are willing to...more
  • Taqueria Olvera

    Excellent food, fresh and yummy, authentic. Not a plate of fried brown food like most Mexican places around here. Alcohol served, flavored waters are...more
  • Hop House Southern Eatery

    Overall a great experience. We split the mini chicken amd waffle, gouda and jalapeño grits, and the adobo pork tacos. The chick-n-waffles were tasty and...more
  • Zapp Thai Noodle & Market

    To tell the truth they make the best/tastiest pad Thai I have ever had. I crave it. I live in St. Louis, MO so whenever I'm on the other side of the river...more
  • Reifschneider's Grill & Grape

    Amazing food,amazing atmosphere,and the service is second to none. What a jewel,right here in freeburg. No need to drive to st.louis! Also , in regards to...more

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