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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.

 

how it works

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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.

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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.

 

how it works video

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

Front facing Ford Focus

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.

Umbrella icon

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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  • Scarlet Fashion


    I randomly found this boutique shop on Facebook one day and decided to visit one day. I have probably been back more than 10 times now. I love their cute...more
  • Fi & Co


    This shop is amazing. Snuggled away into Northbridge on William St, the store is filled with pieces, sometimes vintage, sometimes not and you can always...more

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  • Craigie Leisure Centre


    Just signed up for membership here. No complaints so far apart from the having to book the treadmill which i have a habit of forgetting. Hasn't been busy...more
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    Laurence W & I signed up for the 6 week beginners yoga with yoga alchemy and had our very first class last night. Neither of us had ever done any yoga...more
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    Well, Rolloways don't make it easy to find. Hidden up the back of a gravel road passed an industrial workshop but, that makes it a little more exclusive...more
  • Queen St Gym


    It is impossible to not love this gym and it's people! I came here on a Scoopon Voucher for a 3 month membership. I fell in love the moment I stepped in,...more
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    This place is stunning. It has lots of coral to discover, for snorkelling enthusiasts like myself. A great beach to check out.more

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  • Clarences


    Now I'm not one to make big wild outlandish statements. But I'd trade my first born for one of those crunchy, crispy, saucy, zingy chicken burgers without a...more
  • Varsity Bar


    If you're after a fun American experience, look no further than Varsity at Crawley! Love the live sports TV entertainment, and the many other games such as...more
  • Clarke's Of North Beach


    Clarke's is definitely a fancy spot for dinner and it is worth the hype. We had the degustation dinner which was $100 for 6 courses and you have the option...more
  • Tuck Shop


    Tuck shop never fails. I go at least once or twice a month and the quality of food is always consistent. The bruschetta is my absolute favorite. So...more
  • Nao Japanese


    Wholly dumplings this place is good! Don't let the 'authentic' decor get the better of you - slurp those red chilli infused noodles like a Yakuza BOSS as...more

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