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

(gas and insurance included!)

Students
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select your department
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  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm a Swarthmore faculty or staff member and I'd like to use Zipcar. 
  • I'd like to join my department's existing Zipcar account.
  • I'd like to open a new account for my department.
  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.

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Swarthmore College

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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join

Apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

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reserve

Book a Zipcar for as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

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tap

Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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drive

Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

Students
join now
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm a Swarthmore faculty or staff member and I'd like to use Zipcar. 
  • I'd like to join my department's existing Zipcar account.
  • I'd like to open a new account for my department.
  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.

 

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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 Swarthmore?

Students
join now
select your department
join now
  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm a Swarthmore faculty or staff member and I'd like to use Zipcar. 
  • I'd like to join my department's existing Zipcar account.
  • I'd like to open a new account for my department.
  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.

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

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

I'm not affiliated with Swarthmore but I'd like to use Zipcar. 

what's included

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miles

Travel far and wide,
for road trips, away games,
visits home, and more.

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gas

Fill up using the
gas card that's inside the car.
We'll get the bill.

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insurance

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 Swarthmore. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Philly AIDS Thrift


    My favorite thrift shop in the city. Bonus that it supports a good cause. Items are good quality so you don't have to search and fear missing tears/stains....more
  • Bicycle Therapy


    The people who work here are really nice and it makes me look forward to coming to Bicycle Therapy. I'm a middle aged commuter bicyclist. At other shops...more
  • Omoi Zakka Shop-Rittenhouse


    The mark of a great retailer, whether large or medium-small (like Omni-Zakka) is change AND sameness... this place always has an array of new Japanese...more
  • Fringe Salon


    A friend referred me to Alexa and I've never looked back. Not only is Fringe affordable, but it's clean, spacious and the stylists are more worried about...more
  • Tselaine


    Folks, I'm gunna make it easy for you because Tselaine has made it easy on me. This is a great go to store for gifts, fun jewelry, accessories etc for your...more

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  • Spruce Street Harbor Park


    Great outdoor space to sit and have a drink or eat. They have hammocks out which are fun and cool lights hanging from the trees. There's lots of park...more
  • Everybody Hits


    HOW have I never been to a batting cage before?! I'm not much of an athlete (read: the most physically awkward and clumsy human on the planet), but I loved...more
  • Philly Phitness


    I've been working with Evan at Philly Phitness for over two months, 2-3 sessions per week. I had no real previous exercise experience, dislike the sensation...more
  • Priya Hot Yoga


    Great Studio! Everything was clean and the yoga room lighting & music were excellent. I went on a class pass this week and I had Brittany. She was awesome!...more
  • Philly Dance Fitness


    I had part of my sister's bachelorette party here and we had a GREAT time! The dance moves were fun and we got in SUCH a good workout!!! Deborah was amazing...more

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  • Vineyards Cafe


    Delicious Crepes! I got the Norwegian which had goat cheese avocado and Salmon. It was soft and delish. I wish they brought syrup out. Didn't see it on the...more
  • Paesano's Philly Style


    Paesano's is a must! We drive down to Philly often and have our regular cheese steak spots that keep us pretty satisfied. After just one visit, Paesano's...more
  • John's Roast Pork


    honestly the best cheese steak i've ever had. there are 2 lines/stations where you order beef and pork, so keep that in mind when you order your food! we...more
  • Saad's Halal Restaurant


    Hands down best sandwich in Philly. This spot has a long wait and not much seating but pros outweighs the cons. I ordered the a Philly cheesesteak and...more
  • Abe Fisher


    11/10 honestly. Where do I start? My friend and I did the prix-fix and we absolutely enjoyed it. With how great the quality and presentation was, I would...more

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