University of British Columbia


find freedom with cars on
campus by the hour or day.

(gas and insurance included!)

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University of British Columbia

What is Zipcar?

Glad you asked. It's a smarter way to get around the campus.

Zipcar Ford Focus
  • Drive cars by the hour or day. Gas & insurance included.
  • In neighborhoods, cities and airports across the globe.
  • Save hundreds over car ownership.
  • Choose from sedans, hybrids, vans and more.
  • Take select flexible vehicles one-way or round trip.

how it works


1. join

Apply now! Once approved, you’ll get your Zipcard. This magical, little card unlocks thousands of cars, trucks and vans across the globe.


2. reserve

Book a Zipcar for a couple hours or the whole day. Do it online or on your phone via our mobile app. We’re easy.


3. tap

Walk to the car and hold your Zipcard to the windshield. Ta da. The doors will unlock and it’s all yours.


4. drive!

Go! When your time is almost up, return the car to the same reserved parking spot. Then you are all done!

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find Zipcars nearby

Find us located right on and near campus, cities and airports across the globe.

What It Costs

Ford Focus

what’s your affiliation with University of British Columbia?

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Students join for $25

All students 18+ are welcomed, including drivers with international licenses.

UBC faculty and staff join for $35 and get discounted weekday driving rates.

I'd like to join my department's existing Zipcar account. 

I'm not affiliated with University of British Columbia, but still want to use Zipcar. 

what's included

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Travel far and wide,
for road trips, away games,
visits home, and more.

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Fill up using the
gas card that's inside the car.
We'll get the bill.

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If you're a Zipcar member,
you're covered. (So you can drive safe
and rest easy.)

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