Southern Illinois University


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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Southern 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.

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What It Costs

what’s your affiliation with Southern 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 am a Southern Illinois University employee and I'd like to join for $15

I'm not affiliated with Southern 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 Southern Illinois University. Here are just a few ideas.

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    Like a jewel but not a jewel. Very nice and clean and low prices too. I believe Kroger is part of jewel or vice versa but the prices were cheaper than...more
  • Mattress Firm Clearance

    Bryce (the regional manager, filling in for the store manager that day) helped me and my husband pick out a mattress yesterday. He is fiercely intelligent...more
  • Walmart Supercenter

    I'm still amazed at how friendly everyone was at this location. Even the customers. Store was nice and neat and a lot of open registers.more
  • Hancock's of Paducah

    Absolutely can't believe this store doesn't have more reviews at 5 stars. It's an unbelievably fabulous fabric store and the staff are wonderful. My only...more
  • Book Rack

    Wonderful place with a great selection of books and a kind staff. Has every genre you can imagine from Japanese manga/comics to classic history books all...more

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  • Lazy L Safari

    Very friendly staff and animals. Kids had so much fun feeding the baby goats, pigs, and camel. The birds were fun to feed as well!more
  • Tunnel Hill State Trail

    Most of the trail we encountered was white pebble gravel. I rode on a road bike and was fine. But, it is probably best for mountain bikes or hybrids. We...more
  • Discovery Playhouse - A Children's Museum

    This place was a ton of fun. We went the other day, as temps and ice kept us from doing anything outside. In fact, we drove over an hour to get here. Lots...more
  • Gold's Gym - Carbondale

    I have been a member of Gold's Gym in Carbondale for about 2 months. The gym is located near my work and home. Convenience is key! Initially I considered...more
  • Missouri Conservation Nature Center

    Free. Free. Free. That's right a cool learning experience for the low, low price of free! Score! I must really love my nieces because they told me there was...more

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  • Harbaugh's Cafe

    This is my favorite breakfast place in Carbondale. Must come early! Only open till 2pm. The wait is fairly long to get a table. Creative egg dishes,...more
  • Paducah Beer Werks

    This place was awesome...super informative bartender...was funny and made experience very beer was awesome. The Irish Red was my favoritemore
  • Tienda Mexicana El Paisano

    The food is always awesome! Never disappointed! Hands down my favorite Mexican restaurant in Southern Illinoismore
  • Gabriel's Food + Wine

    Being from Los Angeles, but having extended family here, we dread coming to Cape Girardeau where Cracker Barrel is considered good food and even Olive...more
  • JP's Bar & Grill

    Second visit. First was a few months ago and went on the recommendation of a local business owner. Was so good, that when we planned our return trip to...more

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