University of Minnesota


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

(gas and insurance included!)

Join Zipcar and save $10 off membership, thanks to Ford.
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in partnership with:

University of Minnesota

What is Zipcar?

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

  • 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.
  • Membership starts as low as $7/month.

how it works

1. join

Apply now! Once approved, you’ll get your Zipcard. This magical, little card unlocks thousands of cars, trucks and vans across the globe.

2. reserve

Book a Zipcar for a couple hours or the whole day. Do it online or on your phone via our mobile app. We’re easy.

3. tap

Walk to the car and hold your Zipcard to the windshield. Ta da. The doors will unlock and it’s all yours.

4. drive!

Go! When your time is almost up, return the car to the same reserved parking spot. Then you are all done!

how it works video

find Zipcars nearby

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

What It Costs

I'm a UMN student. 

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

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I would like to join my department's existing Zipcar account.

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I'd like to open a new account for my department.

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I'm not affiliated with UMN and I'd like to join Zipcar.

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

what's included


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


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


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 UMN. Here are just a few ideas.

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  • Patina

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  • Hunt & Gather

    This store is like nothing I've ever seen before! If you're in need of a unique gift, accent for your home, inspiration for an art project or if you just...more
  • The Foundry Home Goods

    If you are a person that notices/loves details, this store will be your haven. I would get married to a random stranger if it meant I would acquire all the...more
  • Mall of St. Paul

    Well years ago 2 of my favorite antique haunts closed up. Fortunately I found this place through my neighbor Rachael. I have actually spent up to six...more

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  • PedalPub Twin Cities

    I would like to pose a serious question, "How are other people not as drunk as I was after getting off the biking bar?" After two hours and trip to...more
  • Lake Calhoun

    This is the reason why I fell in love with Minneapolis - the lakes. Land of 10,000 Lakes definitely is the highlight of Minnesota. I ran around the three...more
  • Gold Medal Park

    This park is absolutely beautiful! We stop by every time we go to Izzy's for ice cream. We walk the circle path up the hill, sit on the benches, and admire...more
  • Loring Park

    Yeah! Pretty lake! Native wetlands! Fishies! Critters! Fountains! Horse-shoe tossing! No, really, horse-shoe tossing. A league plays here. Seriously....more
  • Mears Park

    This pretty park in Lowertown has it going on in every season. Yes, even in the winter! It's a great place to stroll after a meal at one of the several...more

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  • Korea Restaurant

    Great dive to get authentic and delicious Korean food. The beef bulgogi is really good - not overly saucy or Americanized. Great cut of beef and seasoning...more
  • Kitty Corner Cafe

    I would consider this to be one of the places on campus where you can get good quality food, that is not a franchise; at a descent price. I had came here to...more
  • Camdi

    Cute little restaurant quietly serving Vietnamese cuisine in the midst of Dinkytown hubbub, run by Camdi and her husband (she cooks, he serves). PRO:...more
  • Deep Fried Goodness

    Amazing hot wings and (as the name might suggest) complete menu of deep fried foods. Probably not particularly healthy but very tasty. Restaurant was very...more
  • Tea House Chinese Restaurant

    After coming here for a Yelp event and trying all their food I had to come back! Emily R. and I went in on a Sunday afternoon during their 3-6pm happy hour....more

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