University of Iowa


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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University of Iowa

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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Apply in the app and drive in minutes. Or 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—or tap the app—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 Iowa?

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Students join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)

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

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

I'm not affiliated with U Iowa and I'd like to use the Zipcars in Iowa City. 

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.)

where can i go

There's a lot to do around University of Iowa. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Crowded Closet

    Looking for one of a kind vintage knick knacks at 2nd hand prices? Look no further, this is the place to shop. The crowded closet is surprisingly large and...more
  • Von Maur

    I've been shopping at Von Maur for as long as I can remember. I used to go watch the pianist play and pick out Christmas ornaments and home goods with my...more
  • Catherine's

    Catherine's is an amazing store for the ladies! I met Catherine a few years back during Mission Creek Music Festival in Iowa City! My band played an...more
  • Second Act

    Second Act is my favorite place to get gently used clothing, shoes, bags, and jewelry. They have a great selection of plus sized clothing and they don't...more
  • Dwell Home Furnishings & Interior Design

    I first learned about Dwell during the Parade of Homes - Dwell staged several of the spaces with Pinterest-worthy decor and furniture. After falling in love...more

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  • McBride Raptor Project

    What a delightful spot is the raptor center! The first I heard of it was a few weeks ago, and apparently my wife and the kiddos had been here once in the...more
  • Brown Deer Golf Course

    We stopped here on a Sunday afternoon and were pleasantly surprised by the friendly and professional service received from the entire staff. Elevated tees...more
  • Colonial Bowling Lanes

    While a fairly simple course, the mini-golf is fun and challenging. It's usually not very busy, so you can take your time and have some fun. The employees...more
  • Coral Ridge Ice Arena

    This place has spoiled my children. We've come here several times over the past few years during our visits in Iowa. Since we often travel during regular...more
  • Iowa City Fitness

    Great management. Super helpful in helping my wife get a workout in over the three months we will be here...Awesome location, rooftop pool, food below and...more

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  • Pullman Bar & Diner

    Pullman is firing on all cylinders, cranking out the best modern take on American fare I've had in Iowa. Their atmosphere is perfection - unique and classy,...more
  • Crêpes de Luxe Café

    Love crêpes, and today I had a savory, Le Printemps, with asparagus, turkey bacon, spinach, and pesto...yummy. had a taste of my companion's sweet crêpes,...more
  • LEAF Kitchen

    So I'm going to come right out and say it... this is easily my favorite place to eat in Iowa City. This is one of those quaint little cafes where...more
  • Wig & Pen Pizza Pub

    Have only been for the pizza - deep dish sicilian is amazing!! Love when they actually put the sauce on TOP of the cheese, like they are supposed to....more
  • Northside Bistro & Bar

    Best meal ever! The lamb was incredible! Beautiful combination of flavors and sauces! Fantastic service as well!more

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