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

(gas and insurance included!)

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Zipcar Isla Vista

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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join

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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reserve

Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

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tap

Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield—or tap the app—to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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drive

Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

Santa Barbara Students
select your affiliation
join now
  • Santa Barbara Students
  • Community Members
  • Antioch University, Santa Barbara
  • Brooks Institute
  • Fielding Graduate University
  • Santa Barbara Business College
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Santa Barbara College of Law
  • UCSB
  • UCSB Extension
  • Westmont College
  • Select an affiliation to join.

 

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find Zipcars nearby

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

Santa Barbara Students
select your affiliation
join now
  • Santa Barbara Students
  • Community Members
  • Antioch University, Santa Barbara
  • Brooks Institute
  • Fielding Graduate University
  • Santa Barbara Business College
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Santa Barbara College of Law
  • UCSB
  • UCSB Extension
  • Westmont College
  • Select an affiliation to join.

What It Costs

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what's your affiliation with UCSB?

Santa Barbara Students
select your affiliation
join now
  • Santa Barbara Students
  • Community Members
  • Antioch University, Santa Barbara
  • Brooks Institute
  • Fielding Graduate University
  • Santa Barbara Business College
  • Santa Barbara City College
  • Santa Barbara College of Law
  • UCSB
  • UCSB Extension
  • Westmont College
  • Select an affiliation to join.

Students can join Zipcar for just $35 year. You also get $35 in free driving to use during your first month.

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

I'm not affiliated with a university and I'd like to join Zipcar.

what's included

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miles

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

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gas

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

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insurance

If you're a Zipcar member,
you're covered. (So you can drive safe
and rest easy.)

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