UC Santa Cruz


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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

UC Santa Cruz

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.

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

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

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I'd like to join my department's existing 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 UCSC, 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 UC Santa Cruz. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Terry White Chemists

    Second chemist today. Hit this place just before closing. This is never normally a good thing. Most people are keen to shut up shop and head home. Sam has...more
  • Bertram Shopping Centre

    This is my local shop within 20 min walking distance from my home. I love the IGA,bakery and chemist knowing I will get a good price on items. Having a...more
  • Rockingham Shopping Centre

    I'm always pleasantly surprised when I make it down to rockingham city. My first time coming here I was very taken back by just how much was actually...more
  • Kwinana Pawnbrokers

    If you wanna pop some tags and only got twenty dollars in your pocket. Your hunting, looking for a come up....Well I'm sorry, but this is the pawn shop and...more
  • Meadow Springs Shopping Centre

    This was a very cute local shopping centre anchored by Coles and Target. It was very clean, neat and had some lovely stores inside including a fab kitchen...more

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  • Zest Gym

    Never had a problem here. Trained well. During the summer it is hard to train due to increased humidity that is created by the spa,pool and sauna....more
  • Rockingham Community Fair

    Fairly disappointing visit here if I am honest. I didnt really know it was on, so we kind of stumbled upon it. Even when the event was in full swing the...more
  • Kwinana Recquatic Centre

    As far as leisure centres go, Kwinana Recquatic centre fulfills the most basic of fitness needs. They have an indoor heated pool with bubble jets, a...more
  • King Carnival

    "Can we get off now?" a middle aged woman pleads from the top of the ferris wheel. This should've been our first warning but my offsider and I thought we'd...more
  • Warnbro Y Rec Centre

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  • Cobblers

    Good food, good service and a great venue, for lunch, dinner, functions or just a few lazy drinks. They have a bus for the trip home as well. Definitely be...more
  • Blue Bay Fish & Chips & Seafood Takeaway

    My family and I always frequent this little fish and chip shop when staying in Mandurah. We call first with our order and is usually ready in 20 minutes....more
  • Koi Japanese Sushi Train

    Koi Sushi Train has the makings to shake up things on the Perth sushi train market. While you can get some solid traditional offerings with bento and...more
  • Catch 22 Restaurant

    Had Work Christmas lunch here. Everyone was happy with what they ordered and there was plenty of plate envy for what other people ordered. Delicious, great...more
  • Sunsets

    By far the best restaurant in this strip of eating establishments!! Apart from the ocean view, which is world class on a sunny day, the food is terrific....more

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