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Zipcar, the world's largest 24/7 car-sharing service, provides Santa Clara University students, faculty and staff with a convenient and eco-friendly way to get around – whether it’s running errands, driving around campus or taking a road trip.

The Zipcars are parked at the Main Campus Parking Garage (x4) and on Accolti Way (x8) near the Leavey Center. 

Rates for vehicles start at $7.50/hr and $69/day. They include insurance, gas, roadside assistance and 180 free miles a day. Additional mileage is $0.40/mile. 

Reserving a Car

To reserve a car, you must be age 18 or older, meet eligibility requirements and join Zipcar using a debit or credit card to pay the annual membership fee of $15 for individuals. Members can reserve Zipcars nationwide and have access to the network of more than 12,000 vehicles in the 10+ countries that Zipcar operates in. All memberships, reservations, and payments are administered and managed by Zipcar.


Why bring a car to campus when you have access to Zipcar? Once membership is confirmed, a Zipcar card is mailed to the credit or debit card billing address. At SCU, members may reserve and drive anywhere there is a Zipcar. Drivers under 21 are encouraged to review this important insurance information.

To join Zipcar as a student:


If you use Zipcar for personal reasons, join with a personal credit or debit card. A Santa Clara University Corporate credit card cannot be used to purchase Zipcar services. The initial $15 annual membership fee will be applied as a credit toward reservations in your first month. Once membership is confirmed, you’ll receive a Zipcar card in the mail.

To join Zipcar as staff/faculty:

CBL Students

CBL Affiliate memberships in Zipcar are meant to be used for transportation to and from off-campus Community-based Learning engagement sites during the quarter in which a student is enrolled in an academic course that requires community-based learning. Students who have enrolled in a qualifying academic course will be informed via their SCU email accounts of their eligibility to apply to join Zipcar as a “CBL Affiliate” member. 

To join Zipcar as a CBL affiliate click here

International Staff & Students

International staff and students are welcome to join Zipcar, even if your driver's license was issued outside the US or Canada. Visit this page for more information.