University of Wisconsin-Madison


find freedom with cars on
campus by the hour or 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.

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.


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.

  • Geekplastiq

    Awesome place filled with awesome stuff. It's a collector's paradise and Simon is awesome. Best customer service!more
  • Orange Tree Imports

    Orange Tree Imports is a great place to find a variety of items, from kitchen supplies to knick knacks to artisan-made jewelry. My favorite things to buy...more
  • REI

    I just want to start off by saying I haven't truly taken advantage of all REI has to offer. I have shopped here a few times but mainly for downhill ski...more
  • Target

    This target is conveniently located on the East side of Madison behind the mall. I have always had good experiences there from helpful and friendly support...more
  • Target

    This Target is definitely aimed at the student/new-condo-dwelling demographic. Maybe it's just the different setup of the store, but it seems like there are...more

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  • PULSE Kettlebells and Yoga

    I worked with Anne in California & was SO sad to see her move to Madison... you lucky Wisconsin folks! Anne is the only trainer I've had who helped me see...more
  • Gold's Gym

    Golds offers a ton of classes and the membership price in the lowest I've found in Madison. I would definitely recommend this gym.more
  • Lakeshore Nature Preserve

    Wonderful spot to hike just minutes from downtown. Ample parking near the trail heads (see map on their website) that's free in evenings and on weekends....more
  • Supreme Health & Fitness

    I make a point to visit Supreme with my Dad whenever I'm in town. Their facilities are good and they have plenty of classes. But what sets this place apart...more
  • James Madison Park

    I lived on Hancock and Gorham streets in the early-80s. Lot of great things on that end of the campus then. But the best part -- 6 to 7 months of the year...more

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  • A La Brasa

    The Good: This place is amazing. From service to atmosphere to food, it is an absolute hidden gem. The staff was friendly and personal- one of my friends...more
  • Habanero's Mexican Grill

    My husband discovered this place when he used to work on the east side (we live on the west side). He would come home all the time telling me about this...more
  • Julep

    Last night was my third time to Julep (fourth to the Robinia trio overall) so I should probably write something positive. The design and atmosphere is THE...more
  • Taqueria Guadalajara

    To be honest, I was a little bit "weary" of this place. $2 tacos, good quality food? Seemed wayyyy too good to be true. NOPE! This place is AMAZING! Even...more
  • Glarner Stube

    On a trip to New Glarus to check out the brewery, we came upon New Glarus the town. We had no idea how adorable this little Swiss town was! It's like...more

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