Want to explore the Monterey Peninsula but need some wheels? Drive a Zipcar as another mode of transportation!

Red Ford Zipcar on a field of grass

*Applicants must be 21 years or older to be eligible for application/membership; 18-20 years old if affiliated with a college or university.*

What is Zipcar?

Zipcar is a carsharing program on campus that provides a fast, efficient commute to one’s desired destination, whether it be a quick trip to the grocery store or a short weekend getaway! With a Zipcar membership, campus community members can reserve a car anytime by the hour and day.

What are the benefits?

Gas, Insurance, and Maintenance are always included!

How it works!

Zipcar logo

Join: Apply online OR in the app and drive in minutes. Once approved, you will be mailed a Zipcard to access a Zipcar vehicle. Remember to put your current residency address for a Zipcard!


Reserve: Book a Zipcar for a time as little as 1 hour or as long as 7 days.

A clipart of a phone with the Zipcar logo unlocking a lock

Tap: Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield—or tap the app—to unlock.

A clipart of a hand holding a steering wheel with clouds in the distance

Drive: Hit the road. When you are done, park the car in its reserved spot on campus and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up. Vehicles not returned in reserved spot within rental session will pay additional fees.

What's included?

Miles and coverage

Miles: Travel far and wide, for errands, visits home, road trips, and more. All within a 180-mile limit.

fill up using the gas card that's inside the car.

Gas: Fill up using the gas card that is inside the car, Zipcar will get the bill.

if you're a Zipcar member, you're covered.

Insurance: If you are a Zipcar member, you are covered. (So you can drive safe and rest easy.) See for more details on insurance plans.

Zipcar locations on campus

  • Alumni & Visitor Center on Fourth Ave. (Parking Lot 97)
  • Avocet Hall on Divarty St. (Parking Lot 208)

Average Rates

  • Hourly $6.00 - $9.00
  • Daily $65.00 - $85.00
  • Additional Overnight Fees may incur, see for more details.