Eastern Illinois University


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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Eastern Illinois University

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

what’s your affiliation with Eastern Illinois University?

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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 Eastern Illinois faculty or staff and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.

I'm not affiliated with Eastern Illinois University, but still want to use 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 Eastern Illinois University. Here are just a few ideas.

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    We were in Charleston, IL for a friend's wedding and had hours to kill so we hit every antique shop within 10 miles. We started out at Persimmon Lane and...more
  • Swanson Jewelers

    I needed my wedding rings repaired, and the people at Swanson Jewelers were extremely kind and helpful. Because of issues with the rings themselves, they...more
  • Grandma's Place II Victorian Shoppe

    Awesome place for gifts, home decor, candles and all!more
  • Back on the Rack - Upscale Resale

    Very cute store and friendly. We were walking by and they should have been closed but We were told to come on in. Everything is well marked. Some items have...more

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  • Siam Thai Restaurant

    This is the best Thai food restaurant I have ever been to. The owner is so sweet and awesome! The food is very large portions and amazing!more
  • Bamca Mexican Grill

    The guacamole is amazing!!! It is made fresh and actually made from real avocados unlike Los pos or el ranch which comes from a plastic sack. For meat, I...more
  • Smoky's House BBQ

    Perfectly smoked brisket and burnt ends. Great sides, I had the cheese potato casserole and pit beans. Rustic cornbread (and although it's texture seemed a...more
  • Stadium Grill

    If your in the Mattoon area this is definitely a great place to grab some good food!! I have ate here in several occasions now and will return next time I'm...more
  • W B's Pub N Grub

    My boyfriend and I were passing through the town, and stopped here for a late dinner. The staff was friendly- greeting us upon arrival, and the service was...more

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