SUNY New Paltz


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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

SUNY New Paltz

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.
  • Membership starts as low as $7/month.

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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Look at you, you lucky duck. You can join for free. Just make sure to enter your Hertz number on your application.

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I'm New Paltz faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar.

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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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I'm not affiliated with SUNY New Paltz but still want to use Zipcar.

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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 SUNY New Paltz. Here are just a few ideas.

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  • White Barn Farm Sheep and Wool

    This is the kind of place that makes me yearn for a simpler life, outside of the city. A life where I tend to my backyard chickens, and my little vegetable...more
  • Bop To Tottom

    Bop To Tottom is my go to store. It might be a pocketbook for myself, a new toy for my grandson, a gift for my Mom or a birthday present for one of my...more
  • Eden Boutique

    I discovered this amazing little shop while I was a student at New Paltz, but since I was a student, I was usually broke or spending my extra money on cheap...more
  • Karmabee

    The owner sells onesies, T-shirts and notecards with her charming drawings (favorites: super cute monkey and elephant) -- with a matching card, they're a...more

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  • Mountain Skills Climbing Guides

    I really can't say enough positive about Doug and all the guys at Mountain Skills. I've climbed with all of them: Doug, Dustin, and Mark- they are all...more
  • Hudson River Yoga

    Wonderful Yin Yoga tonight! Well worth your time to stop in and try!more
  • Trinity Cruise Company

    I just got off my second cruise with Captain Mary Pat-had another awesome trip! She's extremely knowledgable of the area and gave us lots of info about...more
  • Mount Beacon Gateway

    It's a hike for a reason, y'all. I read the three starred reviews and just basically imagining dudes who are normally not into hiking but decided to see how...more
  • EMS Climbing School & Technical Gear Shop

    EMS offers a great selection of outdoor activities. I just took their Winter Climb 101 and had a great time. Jason, the guide, was pretty knowledgable on...more

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  • Gomen-Kudasai

    Healing comfort food, not heavy and always tasty. My go-to! They have something for everyone, and some things not everyone has. The fried chicken is a must.more
  • Crew Restaurant & Bar

    Food was excellent. The ambiance is romantic and low key. The salmon fritters were not greasy at all and were absolutely delicious. I ordered the salmon...more
  • Mill House Brewing Company

    I love a good beer and smokey meats, and if you do too, get thee to Mill House!!! Boasting local ingredients and artfully crafted brews, I sucked back that...more
  • Boitson's

    Boitson's is one of those restaurants that is part of the Kingston revival and it does just that. The staff is super sweet, not super fast or pulled...more
  • Clancy's Cafe & Creamery

    The food is fresh, delicious and inexpensive. The shrimp quesadillas are really, really, really good. They also sell wine flavored ice cream. Their Peach...more

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