University of Chicago


find freedom with cars on
campus by the hour or day.

(gas and insurance included!)

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University of Chicago

What is Zipcar?

Glad you asked. It's a smarter way to get around the campus.

Former Enterprise Carshare members click here for a special offer.

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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Apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

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Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

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Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

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find Zipcars nearby

Find us located right on and near campus, cities and airports across the globe.

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What It Costs


what’s your affiliation with University of Chicago?

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Students join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)
Former Enterprise Carshare members click here.

All students 18+ are welcomed, including drivers with international licenses.

I'm University of Chicago faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.

I'm not affiliated with University of Chicago, but still want to use Zipcar.

I'm a University of Chicago Alumni.

what's included

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Travel far and wide,
for road trips, away games,
visits home, and more.

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Fill up using the
gas card that's inside the car.
We'll get the bill.

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If you're a Zipcar member,
you're covered. (So you can drive safe
and rest easy.)

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