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

(gas and insurance included!)

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U of Alabama

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.

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select your department
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  • Faculty & Staff
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  • 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.

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What It Costs

what’s your affiliation with Alabama?

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

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

I'm not affiliated with UA, but still want 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 Alabama. Here are just a few ideas.

  • Simmons Sporting Goods of Alabama


    Family owned sporting goods store. Large selection of firearms, if you don't see it ask if they have it in the back. I've purchased a couple that they...more
  • Zoe's In Forest Park


    Anyone who knows about Zoe's loves it. I've been consigning there for oh...10 years?? You can usually find a designer item at a great price. And there's...more
  • Avondale Antiques


    Absolutely, positively love this place. The owner is exceptionally friendly, helpful, and engaging. In addition to answering questions about the antiques,...more
  • Seasick Records


    My new favorite spot to get a haircut. Very relaxing environment. I mean it's inside a record shop. What more can you ask for. Newman definitely knows what...more
  • Diamonds Direct


    My (now) fiancé and I started the engagement ring search at DD, and every other place we visited just couldn't/didn't compare. 1) Selection - massive. I...more

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  • Planet Fitness - Birmingham


    This is one of the best Planet Fitness locations I've visited and I've been to all but one. The equipment is in great condition, the facilities are clean...more
  • NorthRidge Fitness


    Before arriving in Alabama, I put by dad on a mission to find me a gym near his house. NRF was the first gym I encountered in Tuscaloosa. At first I was a...more
  • Planet Fitness - Birmingham - Hoover


    This Planet Fitness ("PF") is located right off of Montgomery Hwy & Data Drive. You can find it when you drive by Regions branch or Hunan Garden. The...more
  • Lakeshore Trail


    I wish they would rename this "Shades Valley Greenway" because that is what it is labeled as on Google maps. This trail also has a facebook page called...more
  • Homewood Central Park


    This park is great for little kids there's lots of space. There's gazebo to sit down and eat. This park is dog friendly too. I would recommend parking over...more

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  • Tortugas Pizza


    Today was family outing day. My husband and I decided to treat our boys' by trying out a new restaurant. My husband had heard great things about Tortugas so...more
  • Blue Pacific At Hoover Foodmart


    One of two 5 star reviews I've ever given. If eating food inside a gas station bothers you, don't go. The eating area is small and cramped. Parking is...more
  • Gianmarco's Restaurant


    This place is a hidden gem in Birmingham. For a special treat, go behind the restaurant to the "wine bar". Much more relaxed feel but it's got plenty of...more
  • Archibald's BBQ


    This place is the epitome of what you would call "hole in the wall"; there is nothing fancy about the building, but that is what makes it one of the best....more
  • Eugene's Hot Chicken


    I have been at fan of Eugene's Hot Chicken since the first time I experienced the Eugene's Hot Chicken Food Truck back in 2016 (and the food truck is still...more

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