How Zipcar works
Book a round trip car by the hour or day. Use our app to unlock and lock during your trip. We'll also send you a Zipcard.
The commuter membership gets you exclusive access to a Zipcar and parking spot, Monday-Friday. Apply here.
Drive your Zipcar whenever you want during the workweek. Use the dedicated spot throughout the week.
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How do I join Zipcar?
Apply online with a valid driver’s license. Most members are approved instantly and can book a trip within minutes.
How much does Zipcar cost?
Check the cost of Zipcar membership in your university here. Reserve cars by the hour or day, with gas, secondary insurance, and 180 miles per day are all included. Price it out.
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.
How soon can I drive with Zipcar?
First, sign up for membership. Most members are approved instantly and can book a trip within minutes but in some cases, it may take a little longer to check your driving record. As soon as you’re approved, you can book Zipcars by the hour or day and use the app to unlock and lock during your trip. We’ll also mail you a Zipcard—an access card to any Zipcar vehicle you reserve. It arrives in 5-7 business days. Until it does, it’s better to book cars and trips in places where your phone will be in range.
Join Students with Drive
Mentoring kids, helping Habitat for Humanity, volunteering in nursing homes. Across the USA, student organizations can go further on and off their campuses with the help of Zipcar. How does your student group help?
Show Zipcar your community-changing story through Students with Drive (and win some $$$).
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?
Yes, gas is included in the cost of your Zipcar membership. You can find the free gas card in the visor over the driver’s seat of every Zipcar. To use, insert the card at a gas station as you would a credit card. Remember to always return cars with at least ¼ tank of gas to avoid fees. Learn more about how to fuel up here.
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.
Wheels when you want them, by the hour or day, and only pay for the time you reserve.
18 and up
If you’re a university student, you just need to be 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license to join.
Zipcar covers gas, secondary insurance, parking, and maintenance for a potential savings of $600/month over car ownership.
Zipcars live right on your university campus. No waiting in line at the counter. Just book, and go.
All drivers welcome
If you’re an international student, don’t worry: we accept drivers from other countries!