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

(gas and insurance included!)

Students
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  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm a UCSC faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.
  • I'd like to join my department's existing account. 
  • I'd like to open a new account for my department. 
  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.

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UC Santa Cruz

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.

Students
join now
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm a UCSC faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.
  • I'd like to join my department's existing account. 
  • I'd like to open a new account for my department. 
  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.

 

how it works video

find Zipcars nearby

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

What It Costs

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what's your affiliation with UC Santa Cruz?

Students
join now
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm a UCSC faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.
  • I'd like to join my department's existing account. 
  • I'd like to open a new account for my department. 
  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.

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

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

 I'm not affiliated with UCSC, but still want to use 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.)

where can i go

There's a lot to do around UC Santa Cruz. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Threeworlds


    Very friendly and helpful staff. Feel free to walk in and play with everything in the store... beware you may end up spending longer in there than planned....more
  • O.K. Gift Shop 109 Aust


    A very large, interesting gift shop in the Orchid Avenue shopping district. A great stopoff for anything Japanese, including food, candy, and health...more
  • Reedy Creek Village


    Reedy Creek Village is basically made up of a Woolworthes Supermarket, BWS, Goldsteins Bakery, Hairdresser and Zarraffas Coffee. It also has a vending...more
  • Easy T Shopping Centre


    The Easy T is a great little pit stop on your way home. Since this used to be 5 minutes around the corner from me, i was a frequent visitor. It has an Aldi...more
  • Grit & Glamour


    I was curled up on a couch at Gov's last Saturday, enjoying my third beach blend flat white and checking out their facebook page, when I noticed a couple of...more

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  • Burleigh Heads Bowls Club


    A very upscale bowls club in the center of Burleigh Heads. Be sure to check out the Bistro, very good prices even as a non-member. Go for the rump steak!more
  • Southport Sharks Health & Fitness


    I have a huge problem with comfort when it comes to gym it's important to find a gym u love and feels good! Like when u show up u feel Yeh lets do this!!...more
  • Game Over


    Indoor climbing, go karting and laser tag all under the same roof! Game Over is a new attraction located between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. Offering an...more
  • Kirra Surf Life Saving Club


    This is a fantastic surf club. The service is excellent and the food is delicious. They have the standard fair and they carry all the major brands of beer...more
  • Coolangatta Beach


    This beach is pretty sweet. Not a super crowded street and parking lot, to hear any noise. It is a bit of a danger/wait to cross the street though. There...more

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  • Dracula's Cabaret Restaurant Queensland


    A brilliant experience all-round. The horror theme, the performers, the show AND the 3-course dinner were all fantastic. The show is ribald, racy and...more
  • Sushi Train


    Oh man, I binged so hard on this sushi. This was easily the best conveyor belt sushi I've had. So many options, so fresh, and so good. Even has options for...more
  • Fish House


    What a marvelous restaurant. This is definitely a must visit if you are in the Gold Coast area. It is situated just at the national park entrance of the...more
  • Justin Lane Pizza, Pasta And Rooftop Bar


    Nice place. Sit upstairs. The mixed drinks are ok - recommend getting a bottle of wine. Pizza good. Not great. The eggplant 'chips' are done very well -...more
  • BMD Northcliffe Surf Club


    Can't fault this place great location good food and drinks and a view to die for. I ordered the Caesar salad and could only get half way through it and...more

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