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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  • Carpinito Brothers

    How can you go wrong with fresh produce? There is a grand variety of fruits, veggies and 'other' stuff here. Prices were reasonable. Came for the...more
  • Fantagraphics Books

    A small store with an amazing selection of books and comics by independent writers and artists. I was pleased to see the selection of signed books (some by...more
  • Tacoma Book Center

    Thanks to my son for asking and asking to stop at a bookstore even though we were just at Powells in Portland a few days ago. He had gotten some loose...more
  • Tacoma Glassblowing Studio

    I did some gift shopping here today. I found two perfect colorful pieces of glass art inside their gallery. They thoroughly wrapped and boxed them up which...more

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  • Hot Yoga Renton

    Good location & Great instructors. Also I love their do-it-at-your-own-pace way of teaching. I do not feel pressure from peers or instructors. Also, I...more
  • Luther Burbank Park

    I didn't want to post this great review because I'm selfish and worry this park will become overcrowded!! This is my favorite park in Seattle!! Really well...more
  • Fort Steilacoom Park

    I miss this place. It has a huge area which includes a baseball field, soccer grounds, children play ground, a lot of trails, picnic areas, dog park, and a...more
  • Chambers Bay

    Where do I start....EVERY part of this experience was incredible. From the moment you walk in you are greeted with a smile & feel like family. I have to...more
  • Alki Kayak Tours

    This is my go to place for kayaking! Amazing view, very open and not a ton of boats to steer clear from and the customer service is always great! The owner...more

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  • Citron European Bistro

    Mom wanted a new spot to check out for an early birthday dinner. She chose this spot because of the high ratings. Unfortunately the lovely restaurant isn't...more
  • Traditional Korean Beef Soup

    Very friendly service! Lots of elderly Korean people eating here so I felt kind of out of place lol but despite that, the food was very good. It's a small...more
  • Bistro Baffi

    I love this restaurant. The food is delicious, the setting is romantic, the wine was perfection. I had the fresh noodles with mushrooms. OMG! Worth every...more
  • Cham Garden Korean BBQ Buffet

    The best Korean BBQ in the South Sound is, without a doubt, CHAM. Given the large Korea Town in Tacoma, and the number of excellent Korean restaurants in...more
  • Carne Aqui

    Lots of parking, roomy inside the restaurant, and clean interior. My sister took me here for a birthday meal, and it was so delicious. I was impressed with...more

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