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 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 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.

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    Love this place! It's my favorite! There's such a wide range of metaphysical goods from crystals to candles to tarot and oracle! It is just such a fun place...more
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    Beautiful, peaceful colorful garden. It is quite difficult to find but worth the effort. The bonzwi garden next to this garden is also worth a visit. The...more
  • Watermark Gifts

    Great gift shop! They have an excellent selection of gifts ranging from fun to fabulous, classy to cute and inspirational to innovative. Don't follow...more

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  • Expand Yoga

    I have been looking for a yoga studio to call home, doing the trials at 4 other studios in town - Expand Yoga is by far my favorite one. I've been...more
  • Fort Steilacoom Bark- Off-Leash Area

    Absolutely love this dog park! So much space for the dogs to run and play. Everyone is really nice too!!! Just be mindful, not everyone picks up their dogs...more
  • Fort Steilacoom Park

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    I have lived down the road for two months now. I pass this place every single day. Always seems busy. It cost 7 for adults 13 and over. 6 bucks for kids....more
  • Seattle Ballooning

    We had a great experience with the whole Seattle Ballooning team! Beautiful view, very knowledgeable hosts, and casual approach to ballooning. One thing...more

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    What a wonderful place to eat and such a hidden treasure. Elegant presentations with fantastic flavors! The chef came out and chatted with us and the other...more
  • Il Lucano Ristorante Italiano

    This was our 3rd visit to Il Lucano Ristorante Italiano. My wife and I love this place so much that we decided to celebrate our 32nd wedding anniversary...more
  • Topoki Pocha

    I went back to this place last night (my 2nd visit)! It was super delicious, as always. This time I ordered one of the combo options listed in the menu. For...more
  • Loak Toung Thai

    Looks can be deceiving. A Thai joint off the side of a convenient store may deter some eaters, but as we've been told many times -- "Don't judge a book by...more
  • Devoted Kiss Cafe

    Always good. Always. I take clients from out of town here for lunch, and it makes ME look good. Comfort food with a nice twist.more

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