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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  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members

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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


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!

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  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
how it works video

find Zipcars nearby

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

What It Costs


what's your affiliation with University of Washington?

join now for only $15 join now for only $35 join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members

Students join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)

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

UW faculty and staff join for only $35/year and get discounted Mon-Fri driving rates.

Not affiliated to this school, but want to join Zipcar?

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.)

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