University of Pittsburgh


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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University of Pittsburgh

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 Pittsburgh?

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

I'm not affiliated with Chatham but still want to use Zipcar in Pittsburgh or around the world.

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 Pittsburgh. Here are just a few ideas.

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    I freakin' love this place. Anything you could possibly want, they've got it. And probably a lot of stuff that you don't want. I loved that everyone...more
  • The Big Idea Bookstore and Cafe

    An anarchist bookstore! A small but punchy vegan cafe! Comfy seating! Rarer books on actually radical (not just left-y) stuff! Wish they'd host more...more
  • Amazing Books & Records

    I managed to find this cool place during my first time in Pittsburgh, just walking down the street on the hunt for some place to eat lunch after a long trip...more
  • Merante's Gifts

    Best biscotti in PGH, hands down! Once upon a time, long, long ago, my former lab manager, who lives in Bloomfield, brought in some treats from this store....more
  • Dandelions

    Cute seems to be the key word from the other reviews of Dandelions, and I would agree. This little shop on Butler Street has a cute mish-mosh of antique-y...more

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  • Riverview Park

    This park has it all. Great place to workout, walk the dog, great playground for the kids and amazing groves for parties. Attended a graduation party. We...more
  • Hollywood Lanes

    This place is probably not as family friendly as portrayed but still a great time. Lots of renovations and new equipment. They are constantly doing...more
  • Market Square

    A really cool Square full of people from all over! Lots of businesses to check out and restaurants to eat at. Came during lunch time on a weekday and it was...more
  • Great Allegheny Passage

    An absolutely incredible trail. It's included on all of the internet's lists of greatest long American bike trails. It's an ideal trail for bike tourists....more
  • Grandview Park

    There is more to Grandview Park than the three concrete and asphalt paths or the concrete hut that overlooks downtown. There is so much history in the old...more

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  • Hog's Head Bar & Grill

    I was looking for a new place to try that's affordable and casual and I stumbled upon Hog's Head. I've been here for burger night, and it keeps bringing my...more
  • Noodlehead

    Noodlehead is absolutely delicious. I've tried pretty much everything on the menu, but my favorite is the steamed buns and Pad See Ew! It's a great...more
  • Penn Ave Fish Company

    I've already reviewed the downtown location, but I'm at the original in the Strip about once a week and figured it was time to spread the love....more
  • Bakersfield Penn Ave

    The meal was absolutely amazing!!! We are from NYC and we were not expecting such a great meal. Dani was such a great waitress. She recommended the apple...more
  • Butterjoint

    Probably one of the best burgers I've ever had was consumed here. Although neighborhood felt a little dead when we came here late on a Thursday night, we...more

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