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.
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.
UNC Commuter Alternative Program (CAP)
The UNC Commuter Alternative Program (CAP) program is a university sponsored transportation benefits program. In lieu of buying a parking permit, students and faculty who enroll in UNC’s CAP program receive discounts and benefits in several of UNC Chapel Hill’s alternative transportation options. Zipcar is one of those options. Once students or faculty enroll in UNC’s CAP program, they’re directed to the Zipcar UNC CAP Members affiliate to register for Zipcar membership (which is free). Click to join.
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!