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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.

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  • Lush


    Excellent service at LUSH (per usual) the associate, Julie, working was very helpful and provided above the expected service! Got all the product...more
  • Bicycle Bob's


    After a poor experience at Velo Pro while trying to get a pair of bikes packed and shipped, it was a tremendous relief to walk into Bicycle Bob's and...more
  • Santa Barbara Design Center


    I went here because a friend recommended me since I had just finished remodeling my house. I didn't expect much, but wow was I wrong. The center is...more
  • Santa Barbara Vapor


    This is the best shop in the area by far. Arlow and Will are both great guys who do everything they can to tend to their customers. They have great customer...more

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  • CrossFit Santa Barbara


    Awesome programming and coaches! Naomi, Casey, and Janyce are awesome! I have been making steady PRs on all of my lifts and met cons and I know it's due to...more
  • Coronado Butterfly Preserve


    We arrived a week after a heavy storm, so not sure if that affected the monarch groupings in the trees, but it was nice nonetheless. My bf and I didn't know...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


    such an amazing beach with a great view! The sunsets here are outstanding and they will stay with you forever. Whenever I'm having a tough day, I drive up...more
  • Power of Your Om


    I used the Axxess deal here - $20 for an unlimited first month (great deal). If I lived closer, I would go all the time. I've been to classes with Mallory...more

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  • Los Agaves


    Very impressed. The customer service was good, they had no issue modifying our order and helping us. The food came out fairly quickly and was hot and...more
  • The Lucky Hen Larder - Santa Ynez Valley Cheese Company


    Wow! A great stop to pick up lunch en route to the wineries in the Santa Ynez and Los Olivos region. From cheese and charcuterie arrangements to sandwiches...more
  • The Honor Bar


    I just received a message on my Yelp that the filet is back! So my review got updated to a deserved 5-star! Dear Honor Bar. Please bring back your filet...more
  • Lilly's Tacos


    THESE TACOS. No lie, I was a little skeptical of Lily's Tacos. $1.80 for 1 taco?? I'm used to to $1 Ave. 26 tacos in LA or $0.80 tacos on Taco Tuesday so...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

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