Iowa State University


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • Alumni
  • Iowa State - Former Enterprise CarShare Members

Iowa State University

What is Zipcar?

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

Former Enterprise Carshare members click here for a special offer.

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 Iowa State University?

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Students join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)
Former Enterprise Carshare members click here.

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

I'm an Iowa State University faculty or staff member and I'd like to use Zipcar for personal driving.

I'm not affiliated with Iowa State University, but still want to use Zipcar.

I'm an Iowa State University Alumni.

I'm a former Enterprise CarShare Member (former member number required)

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 Iowa State University. Here are just a few ideas.

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    Great addition to Ankeny. This is a family-run joint and everyone is super knowledgeable and friendly. They have a small, but impressive selection of...more
  • Modern Dress

    I cannot say how much I love Modern Dress enough. Ashley, the owner, was SUCH a sweetheart. She was so patient with me and my girls and getting everyone...more

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    Thanks Jaime, great service and wonderful food. Can't say enough about the frozen margarita.more
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    Just picture a local Chipotle...but infinitely better. This small family-owned business is the real deal. My boyfriend is an alumni of Iowa State, and swore...more
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  • Arcadia Cafe

    I was visiting Iowa State this weekend and was absolutely blown away by Arcadia Cafe. Their service was amazing, the food was top notch, and the atmosphere...more

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