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

(gas and insurance included!)

Students
select your affiliation
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • Students join for $25 and get $35 in driving credit (save $10 thanks to Ford)
  • I'm a UCSB student TAP Member.*
  • select an affiliation to join
  • I'm a UCSB faculty or staff member and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.
  • I'm a UCSB faculty or staff TAP member.*
  • I'd like to join my department's existing Zipcar 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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University of California at Santa Barbara

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.
  • Take select flexible vehicles one-way or round trip.

how it works

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join

Apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

Reserve icon

reserve

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

Tap icon

tap

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

Drive icon

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
select your affiliation
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • Students join for $25 and get $35 in driving credit (save $10 thanks to Ford)
  • I'm a UCSB student TAP Member.*
  • select an affiliation to join
  • I'm a UCSB faculty or staff member and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.
  • I'm a UCSB faculty or staff TAP member.*
  • I'd like to join my department's existing Zipcar 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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find Zipcars nearby

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

Students
select your affiliation
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • Students join for $25 and get $35 in driving credit (save $10 thanks to Ford)
  • I'm a UCSB student TAP Member.*
  • select an affiliation to join
  • I'm a UCSB faculty or staff member and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.
  • I'm a UCSB faculty or staff TAP member.*
  • I'd like to join my department's existing Zipcar account.
  • I'd like to open a new account for my department.
  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.

What It Costs

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what’s your affiliation with University of California at Santa Barbara?

Students
select your affiliation
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • Students join for $25 and get $35 in driving credit (save $10 thanks to Ford)
  • I'm a UCSB student TAP Member.*
  • select an affiliation to join
  • I'm a UCSB faculty or staff member and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.
  • I'm a UCSB faculty or staff TAP member.*
  • I'd like to join my department's existing Zipcar account.
  • I'd like to open a new account for my department.
  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.

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

I'm not affiliated with UCSB 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.

Gasoline icon

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 University of California at Santa Barbara. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Goodland Florist


    Just received the bouquet I ordered and was shocked by how large and beautiful it was. I called in the day before and said I wanted an arrangement that...more
  • Santa Barbara Design Center


    Great store. We bought a beautiful couch there: it was customized and made in California. Price was very similar to what one would pay at one of the large...more
  • Trader Joe's


    Out of all the grocery stores out there, Trader Joes is unrivaled. The quality behind all of their food is extremely noticeable and everything is DELICIOUS....more
  • Surf Country


    Doug is a truly spectacular instructor! He gave private lessons to my daughter (13) and my boyfriend. He was extremely knowledgeable and extraordinarily...more
  • Warbler Records & Goods


    Good selection there and the staff were friendly and they have really good stuff here like Vinyls, Cassetes, Cds, and more will definitely come here again I...more

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  • Yoga Soup


    Yoga soup New to SB, trying out every yoga studio in the city. 1 mo for 45 doll hairs?! Why not & take 2 classes a day. Wow what a community! Yogis: Eddie...more
  • The Dailey Method


    I've been going to The Dailey Method on and off for 8 years now. I started in the Bay Area and now that we live in Santa Barbara this is my home studio....more
  • Shoreline Park


    These beautiful views can be enjoyed with a quick bike ride or walk up from the main boardwalk. Definitely worth the views of crystal blue water, nice sandy...more
  • Yasa Yoga


    My favorite place to be! If you want a butt-kicking faster flow, try one of Cynthia's flow classes. Supplement it with one of the yin/restore classes for...more
  • Power of Your Om


    I've been practicing yoga regularly at Power of Your Om for almost 4 years now. The community is warm and welcoming. The classes are challenging and fun. I...more

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  • Buena Onda


    I've been hearing lots of great buzz about this place, so I decided I needed to come see for myself! Wow, I rarely have met an empanada I don't like, but...more
  • The Black Sheep


    This was a highlight of my last trip to SB. Normally I'm not much into fancy places but this place seemed more small and bistro like and the fact that they...more
  • Lilly's Tacos


    BEST TACOS EVER. This was my go to while I went to ucsb and everytime I come back to visit, I HAVE to get the famous lily's tacos. On the weekends, they...more
  • The Habit Burger Grill


    Habit is the best of the best! Fresh and top quality, fries are addicting!! Keep it up Habit, I'm proud to say the best burger in this town!! You have to...more
  • The Funk Zone Patio


    This is literally a patio! All outside seating, right off the street. The cashier (jeffa? The name on my receipt idk) was very animated, happy, and eager to...more

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