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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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    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
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    Hands down one of best tacos I've ever ate in my whole life!! First of all, you can't go wrong with $1.80 per taco!!! I don't think I've ever been to a...more
  • The Black Sheep


    This place is a great experience- and I do mean experience, as a fine meal should be. Not only is the food fantastic and artfully crafted, but the staff is...more
  • The Lucky Hen Larder - Santa Ynez Valley Cheese Company


    Wanted a picnic lunch for a winery visit. So happy we stopped here. Smoked bacon sandwich, charcuterie and cheese, bread, and potato salad!! Thought we'd...more
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