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zipcars nearby

(hint: they're right around campus)

what's it cost

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

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I'm a UCSB student TAP Member.*

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

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I'm a UCSB faculty or staff TAP member.*

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I'd like to join my department's existing Zipcar 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 UCSB but still want to use Zipcar.

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what's included

You get daily miles
with each reservation.
Road Trip?

Free gas.
Yep, free.

Insurance included.
We've got you covered.


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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where can i go

There's a lot to do around University of California at Santa Barbara. Here are just a few ideas.

  • The Area

    Very affordable! Great selection! I hardly ever write reviews and got on here to give it 5 stars, it was so nice!more
  • Renaissance Fine Consignment

    Clearly a top notch consignment boutique. Best in Santa Barbara no doubt. Designer labels, decorated beautifully so inviting topped off with greeted by...more
  • The Control Lab - Video Games, Electronics & Repair

    He helped me out with a computer emergency and got me exactly what I needed. Excellent placemore
  • Skin Deep

    Used a Groupon to get a haircut from Recia and I'm so happy with how my hair turned out! She fixed my layers and made them look more gradual instead of...more
  • Tienda Ho

    This place is crazy and unique- in a good way! The store is huge, crammed with racks of different simple, flowy one-size-fits-all separates and outfits....more

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  • Elings Park

    Godric Grove at the summit of the park is an absolutely beautiful place to have a wedding or special ceremony. There is a hardwood patio area, grass area...more
  • Lizards Mouth Trail

    Short hike but Awesome place to explore and do some amateur rock climbing! Gorgeous views of Santa Barbara, the Pacific Ocean and the Channel Islands!...more
  • Cold Spring Trail

    GREAT FOR KIDS! If you have kids, this is a very fun little hike because of the many opportunities it gives the kiddies to find frogs and salamanders along...more
  • Wheel Fun Rentals

    Hello all... We went to Santa Barbara for the first time and must say it is a cool place to go. My wife wanted to go for a bike ride and this place was...more
  • Jesusita Trail

    Favorite jogging trail in SB- There is great variety going by creeks, beautiful trees and even a meadow- Then uphill to inspiration point with beautiful...more

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  • South Coast Deli

    Had some Very Important Colleagues up from UCLA for a meeting today. We needed to keep our meeting going through lunch and so we Emailed in a big order....more
  • Cantina

    best burritos in IV, hands down. I'm going to miss their breakfast burritos after I graduate. Super friendly service.more
  • State & Fig

    I don't give too many 5's...but if any place should get a 5, this is the place! A bit off the main drag but still great location; staff friendly and very...more
  • The Black Sheep

    I have not 1 complaint or issue with this place. This place is great. At first, we walked in and were greeted by a server to "make ourselves at home"....more
  • Finch & Fork

    verry hip brunch place in town. and all servers are friendly food is great highly recomadedmore

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