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Zipcar Car-Sharing Program

If you bike, hike, carpool or take public transportation, you can use campus Zipcars for short personal or business-related trips. Visit Zipcar to find out how car-sharing works.

Members can reserve a car online or by phone, (866) 494-7227.

Zipcar at UC San Diego

  • See Zipcar locations where you can pick up and return Zipcars on campus and at Hillcrest Medical Center.
  • During trips, you can park a Zipcar in A, B, S, metered, or service yard spaces without a UC San DDiego parking permit. (You must return the Zipcar to its original location on time to avoid penalties.) See UC San Diego’s Zipcar map.

Signup and benefits

Choose the applicable option below to sign up. Note: You must use these links to receive UC San Diego's special rates. (All plans subject to change.)

Member Type Signup Link Fees Details
Commute Solutions members (membership will be verified) Commute Solutions Zipcar application

Application: Free

Annual membership: $15

Current eligible Commute Solutions members may apply to Zipcar UC San Diego Commuter Program, pay the $15 annual membership fee and receive incentive Zipcar driving credits.

Additional promotions for Commute Solutions members may include Zipcar certificate for free driving time.

Other faculty, staff and students UC San Diego Zipcar application

Application: Free

Annual membership: $15

Promotions for UC San Diego commuters may include Zipcar certificate for free driving time.

Nonaffiliates Zipcar application Fees vary by plan Promotions vary. Joining as a nonaffiliate can be a better option if you frequently need a car. See Zipcar’s Extra Value Plans.

Instructions on unlocking and operating the car will arrive with your Zipcar membership packet.


See Zipcar rates and plans, which vary by vehicle and include:

  • Gas
  • Insurance
  • Maintenance
  • Reserved parking space
  • 180 miles per trip
  • Roadside assistance
  • 24-hour customer service.


Contact Commute Solutions.