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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.
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.

 

how it works

Join icon

join

Apply in the app and drive in minutes. Or 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—or tap the app—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.

University memberships are only $15! (That’s $10 off. Thanks, Ford.)

 

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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.

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    The Cornubia Sports Centre comes as somewhat of a surprise to a lot of first time visitors. The enormous complex fits four basketball (or netball, or...more
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    We went there today not expecting too much for a touristy destination. After we were given an instructional video we started to walk through some of the...more
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    Definitely worth having a Platinum Membership just so you can go to this Fitness First location! As well as having first class facilities including steam...more
  • Broadwater Rockpools


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    We loved this place so much we came back twice. When you walk in you can either choose the cafe option or the breakfast buffet - we went straight to the...more
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    The service was amazing! Such beautiful people. The food didn't take too long and was delicious and the prices are greatmore
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