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.
join now for only $15
select your department
join now join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • Community Car Members

in partnership with:

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

Join icon


Apply in the app and drive in minutes. Or apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

Reserve icon


Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

Tap icon


Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield—or tap the app—to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

Drive icon


Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

join now for only $15
select your department
join now join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • Community Car Members
how it works video

find Zipcars nearby

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

What It Costs

what's your affiliation with University of Wisconsin-Madison?

join now for only $15
select your department
join now join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • Community Car Members

I'm a University of Wisconsin-Madison student.

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

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

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

what's included

Map icon


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

Gasoline icon


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

Umbrella icon


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.

  • Pipefitter

    Friendly and knowledgable staff. Just bought some huf shirts and socks and a book for a friend. Great gift selection too.more
  • The Kitchen Gallery

    Ugh. Gimme everything. I love wandering this store and lusting after the possibility of just owning it all. I love the way the store is laid out: neat...more
  • Orange Tree Imports

    Orange Tree Imports serves as my inspiration whenever I need to find a gift for someone or am asked what I want as a gift for myself. Excellent selection of...more
  • REI

    Great selection on everything outdoors! I went to buy a small day pack and loved the range offering of quality/cost. The folks here know their products and...more
  • Target

    I love Target. Target is great. I love Target. Target is great. I love Target. That is all.more

Powered by Yelp!
  • My Escape Mission

    So me and my sister wanted to go here so I called multiple times throughout the day, no one picked up the phone. It either went straight to voicemail or...more
  • 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
  • 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

    If you want to make friends at the gym, want to have a great time without worrying about how you look doing it, and don't want music you didn't pick blaring...more
  • Ultrazone Laser Tag

    We've played Ultrazone many times over the years. It's a great activity for the whole family. With an icy day over spring break, there wasn't a better...more

Powered by Yelp!
  • SoHo Gourmet Cuisines

    Had most of their menu by now, and hard to decide which is my favorite, as it's all excellent. The calamari is the best I've had in Madison, and the pork...more
  • The Madison Blind

    We LOVE the Madison blind and the food/drinks here. We have been going to the restaurant since it opened and it has only gotten better with time. The...more
  • Taqueria Guadalajara

    It was taco Tuesday and I decided to eat here for the first time. Before I review the restaurant I would like to talk about tacos....and food in general....more
  • Heritage Tavern

    Went here for brunch expecting to walk away knowing I had an excellent brunch at one of the finer restaurants in Madison by a James Beard nominated chef,...more
  • Glarner Stube

    The fondue lives up to the hype! They made a perfect old fashioned, love the cinnamon stick included. The veal was delectable, and kudos to using fresh...more

Powered by Yelp!