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.

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    I've been to several NR's across so cal. This store is in my top 2. They have a great selection of ladies clothing, shoes and purses/accessories; I don't...more

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    So sad to be leaving but only 'cause we're moving! This is a great yoga place! I've always felt welcomed warmly - every single time I go! The instructors...more
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