University of Wisconsin-Madison


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

(gas and insurance included!)

Join Zipcar and save $10 off membership, thanks to Ford.
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University of Wisconsin-Madison

What is Zipcar?

Glad you asked. It's a smarter way to get around the campus.

  • 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.
  • Membership starts as low as $7/month.

how it works

1. join

Apply now! Once approved, you’ll get your Zipcard. This magical, little card unlocks thousands of cars, trucks and vans across the globe.

2. reserve

Book a Zipcar for a couple hours or the whole day. Do it online or on your phone via our mobile app. We’re easy.

3. tap

Walk to the car and hold your Zipcard to the windshield. Ta da. The doors will unlock and it’s all yours.

4. drive!

Go! When your time is almost up, return the car to the same reserved parking spot. Then you are all done!

how it works video

find Zipcars nearby

Find us located right on and near campus, cities and airports across the globe.

What It Costs

I'm a University of Wisconsin-Madison student.

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I'm a University of Wisconsin-Madison faculty or staff.

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I'm a UW Health employee. 

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I'm not affiliated with University of Wisconsin-Madison and I want to join Zipcar. 

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I'm a former Community Car member and I'd like to join Zipcar. 

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

what's included


Travel far and wide,
for road trips, away games,
visits home, and more.


Fill up using the
gas card that's inside the car.
We'll get the bill.


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 Wisconsin-Madison. Here are just a few ideas.

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    I've been to Glarner Stube 20 times over the past 20 years. Time to review it. Went there last February with family. I'm 100 miles away, my family is 250...more
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    My go-to is the wedge salad with blue cheese and door county cherries. Love the Apple Jack old fashioned and you can't go wrong with a little bit of their...more
  • The Spot

    Excellent food - from the cocktails to soup to the walleye to the flourless cake. The staff are very friendly and competent.more
  • Dotty Dumpling's Dowry

    I had to check out a rumor which is why I chose this place. Rumor was that this place had one of the best burgers in Winsconsin. Being a burger...more
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