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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  • Envy

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  • Valley Liquidation

    Best store to get wonderful grocery discounts! Lots of good veggie deals, and sodas galore! It is a short drive so this is where we go when we need...more
  • Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden

    What's not to love about this place! The rhododendrons are beautiful and the bonsai's are amazing! And very relaxing and beautiful day spent outside looking...more

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  • Parkland Putters

    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
  • Des Moines Beach Park

    I often run down here. They're starting to charge for parking which is great IMHO cause maybe it'll help keep the rugrats out. $1 an hour unless you're a...more
  • CrossFit Federal Way

    While in Seattle for a family reunion I was really wanting for find a box to work out at while I was visiting and was very lucky to stumble across Crossfit...more
  • Puget Sound Sailing Institute

    I attended the ASA101 with Puget Sound Sailing Institute on July 2nd and 3rd, 2017. There were four students in my class with me being the most local of...more
  • Victory Golf & Repair

    This is a wonderful place to have your golf clubs worked on. It's nice to be greeted with a friendly smile and actually have someone listen to your needs or...more

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  • Burger Seoul

    Bruuuuh this place hit the spot! If you're looking for some in between Asian food and American food - they got it right here at their lit food truck. I...more
  • Loak Toung Thai

    I stopped here with my boyfriend and we ordered the fried mackerel and the basil chicken lunch special. The food was delicious! It's actually spicy, which...more
  • Topoki Pocha

    I've been to Korea and lived there for quite sometime but this place makes me wonder if I ever left. Or is it worth going back if I can just get a little...more
  • Hess German Delicatessen & Bakery

    Amazing, everything we got was very flavorful and fresh. The sandwiches are amazingly good and priced just right. I also tried the German potato salad and...more
  • Sapporo Sushi & Roll

    I am actually hesitant to give this a great review since there was no wait for a table and we got the waitress mostly to ourselves, but it really was...more

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