Car Share

Zipcar

Zipcar is the world's largest car sharing network!  A carshare service gives faculty, students staff (who are 18 years+) access to use vehicles at SDSU for trips on and off-campus.

Cars are available 24/7 in Parking Lots 2A and 5 (see Campus Map ). Other off-street parking Zipcars can also be found at BLVD 63 and Sterling Alvarado Apartments.

How to use Zipcar?

  • Step 1: Apply for a Zipcar membership
  • Step 2: Reserve a Zipcar for an hour, an afternoon or the whole day. Do it online or on your phone via the Zipcar mobile app.
  • Step 3: Walk to your chosen Zipcar car and hold your Zipcard against the windshield. The doors will unlock and the keys will be inside.
  • Step 4: When your time is almost up, return your Zipcar to its original parking spot. Be sure to follow all instructions provided on the Zipcar website.
  • Fees: SDSU students, staff, faculty and alumni pay no application fee and a $15 membership fee for the year. Student leaders pay no application and no membership fee for the first year.

What is included?

  • Gas
  • Insurance
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Reserved Parking Space
  • Roadside Service/ 24HR Customer Service
  • Miles (up to 180 miles/day)
  • Your own Zip-Card
  • The mobile app (free download for iOS and Android)

Prices?

  • Faculty/Student/Staff Yearly subscripton: $15 
  • F/S/S hourly rates: $5.50-8.50/HR ($1 extra for weekends)
  • Alumni Yearly subscripton: $35

Use Zipcar as an alternative to the costs and hassles of owning or renting a car through their network of shared on-demand vehicles!   Zipcars are self-service with easy-to-use mobile app keys and booking systems.  Join at Zipcar.com/SDSUOnce approved, you can book cars instantly with the Zipcar app.  You'll need your driver's license and credit card information. Members can also reserve a car by phone at (866) 494-7227.

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What is Zipcar doing during COVID-19?

Additional information regarding Zipcar's measures to safeguard its drivers during COVID-19 can be found here.