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campus Zipcar


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

Zipcar at UC San Diego

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

Membership Fees and Costs

UC San Diego students, staff and faculty members can join Zipcar with no application fee and a $25 membership fee for the first year. Alumni can also join with no application fee, but the first-year membership fee is $45.

To apply online, you'll need your driver's license and credit card information. Once you're approved, you'll receive your Zipcard by mail. Members can reserve a car online or by phone, (866) 494-7227.

Zipcar rates vary by vehicle and include:

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


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