Carnegie Mellon


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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  • Faculty & Staff

in partnership with:

Carnegie Mellon

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.

What It Costs

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Students join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)

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

 I'm CMU faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving. 

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 Carnegie Mellon . Here are just a few ideas.

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  • Wild Card

    I cannot believe that I have never written about Wild Card! This place is amazing on so many different levels. Anytime I need a gift for someone it is my...more
  • SIX16 Body Piercing

    The staff here are very attentive and knowledgeable. I went in a few weeks ago and got my Helix done, then came back today for my tragus and forward Helix....more
  • Luna Boutique

    Glitter & Grit is a perfect little bridal boutique. My first visit to a bridal shop (not G&G) left me feeling underwhelmed, and at the suggestion of a...more

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  • PNC Park

    One of the Best Ballparks in the country! The ballpark is well laid out, with plenty of food choices and a view of the city that is hard to beat. Get the...more
  • Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

    Love love this place..!! Especially in winter, if you find yourself depressed of snow!! Go here.. To honor Carnegie, they give free entry for Carnegie...more
  • National Aviary

    A 'Must Visit' site when in Pittsburgh. We have been members of the National Aviary for over 10 years and I highly recommend it. Whether you are into...more
  • Point State Park

    Visiting Pittsburgh? This is a must! This park is big enough to not ever feel really crowded and provides some of the best views of the city and our 3...more
  • Frick Park

    BEST PLAYGROUND EVER! The slide was the highlight of the day. Pro tip: bring cardboard boxes to slide down on. Makes you go so much faster and reduces...more

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  • Markook Authentic Mediterranean Eats

    I probably don't need to add yet another five-star review, but they definitely deserve it. Phenomenal, authentic food. Everything we've had has been...more
  • Gaucho Parrilla Argentina

    Had a great meal here. Fantastic grilled beef, chicken and shrimp. The beef, especially, is so flavorful and has a unique texture to it. It is really...more
  • La Gourmandine Bakery & Pastry Shop

    I can't remember the name of the pastry I got. But it was so good! When I ordered it I originally thought it was a giant cookie, though that is not the best...more
  • Las Palmas Carniceria

    These guys just gave Pittsburgh hella cool points. They've got THE best taco around town! Authentic Mexican street taco. Cheap and so much meat! Awesome...more
  • Banh Mi & Ti

    I've heard so many good things about this place so I decided that today was going to be the day that I finally tried it. And can I say that I absolutely...more

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