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Own the trip, not the car®

As the world’s leading car-sharing network, Zipcar lets you drive a variety of cars on demand, by the hour or the day, around campuses, cities and airports worldwide.
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Join Stanford Research Park Team SRP!

How Zipcar works

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Apply online.
When you’re approved, we’ll send you a Zipcard in the mail.

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Book by the hour or day. To unlock, tap your Zipcard to the card reader on the windshield.

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Park it back in its dedicated parking spot, then lock up with your card.

Team SRP

Stanford Research Park commuters are eligible for a free Zipcar registration, a $25 use credit and discounted hourly rates. Dash to an offsite meeting or run errands even when you don’t have a personal vehicle on-site.

How do I join Zipcar?

Apply online. Once approved, we’ll send your Zipcard by mail in 3-7 days. That’s your key to access cars in our network. Activate your Zipcard, and you’re good to go.


How much does Zipcar cost?

Zipcar for University membership starts at $15 a year. Reserve cars by the hour, starting at $7 per hour, or by the day, starting at $70 per day. Your trip includes gas, insurance, and 180 miles per day.

How soon can I drive with Zipcar?

First, sign up for membership. Once approved, we’ll send your Zipcard by mail in 3-7 days. As soon as you activate your Zipcard, you can reserve Zipcars.


Are there Zipcars near my university?

Zipcars live at more than 600 universities across North America. Type your address in the search bar below to find Zipcars near you.

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Zipcar at Stanford Research Park

Whether it’s errands or adventures in and around the city, Zipcar’s got you covered.

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Estimate your trip cost

How much does a Zipcar cost at Stanford Research Park? Estimate your next trip below.

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What types of cars can I drive?

Choose from cars to fit your needs or your mood—from compact sedans to larger cars or vans, we’ve got you covered on campus.


Is gas included?

Gas is on us! Need to fill up during your trip? Just use the gas card found behind the driver’s side visor. Every car should have at least ¼ tank to start (so kindly bring yours back that way, too.)

How many miles are included?

No matter where or how long you drive, 180 miles are included per day. Overages are billed at $.45 (or $.55 for premium cars or vans) per mile. Learn more.


How does Zipcar insurance coverage work?

All Zipcar members in good standing have third-party auto liability and Personal Injury Protection (PIP) or "no-fault" coverage. A $1,000 damage fee may apply which you can reduce or eliminate by buying an optional waiver. Learn more.

Share the wheel with us

Here’s how our members use Zipcar.

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Ahh, that feeling when you've checked more than one errand off your to do list. #WorthTheTrip
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A car-free family in Toronto

Why Zipcar?

Reserve wheels when you want them, by the hour or day, and only pay for the time you drive.

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Save money

Zipcar covers gas, insurance, parking, and maintenance for a potential savings of $600/month over car ownership.

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Cars near you

Zipcars live in your local neighborhood, and in cities, campuses and airports across the globe.

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Drive on-demand

No waiting in line at the counter. (No need to even search for your keys!) Just book and go.

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Go beyond public transit

Zipcar is the perfect complement to the bus and train—whether it’s local errands or weekend adventures.

Ready to drive?

The backseat isn’t an option where you’re headed. It’s time to start commuting, exploring, and running errands on your own time.