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

(gas and insurance included!)

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University of Alabama at Birmingham

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
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select your department
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  • Students
  • Faculty & Staff
  • Community Members
  • I'm UAB faculty or staff.
  • I'd like to join my department's existing 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.

Students
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  • Faculty & Staff
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  • I'd like to join my department's existing account.
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  • Select a department to join or open an account for your department.

What It Costs

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what’s your affiliation with UAB?

Students
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select your department
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  • Faculty & Staff
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  • I'd like to join my department's existing account.
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  • 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 UAB, 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 UAB. Here are just a few ideas.

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    Target never lets me down however there are two things that let me down here. The first being the fact that this target had not been remodeled. The second...more
  • 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

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  • Aldridge Gardens


    What a beautiful place for an evening stroll! I used to frequent this place several years ago but went back for the first time yesterday, after moving back...more
  • Loch Haven Dog Park


    This review is translated. Hi, I'm a furry girl, and I love Lock Haven dog park. It is so neat! There are two dedicated play areas. The fenced in area on...more
  • 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
  • Brunswick Zone Riverview Lanes


    Brunswick has been a part of my life for awhile. When my kids were little we would bowl together and now I'm part of a noncompetitive league. If you are...more
  • Let's Play


    We were passing through Alabama on our road trip and needed a place for our 2 year old daughter to let some energy out. This place was so much fun for her...more

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  • Perry's Steakhouse & Grille - Birmingham


    This is one of two go to date night or celebration spots for my wife and me. Our favorite is to go on a nice day and sit out on the outside patio, share a...more
  • Taqueria Tafoya


    This place has great authentic Mexican tacos. The menu is in Spanish but they do understand English. On this occasion I ordered take out and even when I got...more
  • 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

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