University of Washington Tacoma


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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University of Washington Tacoma

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.
  • Take select flexible vehicles one-way or round trip.

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 Washington Tacoma?

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

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

UWT faculty and staff join for only $35/year and get discounted Mon-Fri driving rates.


I'm not affiliated with UW Tacoma and I want to join Zipcar. 


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 Washington Tacoma. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Revival Shop Seattle

    Great store! The design of the store makes it look like an expensive boutique, but the prices were no more than crossroads on the next block, but more...more
  • Kinokuniya Bookstore

    The best kinokuniya store I've ever been to! Why can't the Bay Area have all of these selections?? You can literally walk around here for the whole day, I...more
  • Portage Bay Goods

    I LOVE this store!! There are numerous different kinds of gifts and knick-knacks to be bought here. They carry a lot of Seattle (and Fremont) themed art,...more
  • KOBO

    I thought this was a used furniture store but so glad I peeked in to check it out! Masked by the original store front of the Higo Variety Store is a new art...more
  • Trove Vintage Boutique

    I stopped in on a whim when I was searching for a Mad Men style dress. After wandering around I just happened to pick out a navy piece that looked great on...more

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  • Ravenna Park

    This is a fantastic park. I like to walk my dog here on the weekends. There are many trails to explore and people always look so happy there. If only...more
  • Over the Rainbow Balloon Flights

    This was the most amazing experience. It was more than I could ask for. Bill was our pilot and Keith and Mark were the ground crew and all three men were...more
  • Seattle Bouldering Project

    This place is AWESOME! I come from San Diego where we have a few rock climbing gyms - and you can say I've been quite spoiled to have a gym that has both...more
  • UW Waterfront Activities Center

    If you are in Seattle, you MUST MUST go canoe-ing here. HIGHLY recommend and hands down my favorite activity when we visited. We came on a Sunday so parking...more
  • Groundspeak Headquarters

    What's to say that hasn't been said? If you haven't heard of geocaching, look it up, download the app, and get out there and play. If you're in Montreal,...more

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  • Pop Pop Thai Street Food

    1. Thai food is everywhere in Seattle which makes it hard to know where to go. Easy, Pop Pop is hands down the best in the North End. 2. Authentic flavors...more
  • Radiator Whiskey

    If you can only get one thing, get the tots! Yea yea, it's a whiskey bar, I know! But damn, I never had tots this great! It's topped with a sunny side up...more
  • Pike Place Chowder

    Holy sh1z! Best clam chowder ever!!! I ordered the Oyster, Chorizo Chowder in a bread bowl and damnnn that was so good! The line goes by quick and it's...more
  • Woodblock

    Interior was super cute! Loved the rustic style and all of the wood! Customer service was great Food was delicious and the price is typical of most brunch...more
  • Tilikum Place Cafe

    I had wanted to try this place for long time and made a reservation through OpenTable a week ago. The place was not too far from Space Needle because I...more

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