Zipcar & UCSF Partnership

UCSF Transportation Services has a partnership with Zipcar, the world’s leading car-sharing network, to offer a car-sharing program on campus.

UCSF members can join for $15, with rates starting as low as $8.50 per hour and $77 per day. After the first year, members will pay an annual membership fee of $25.  Gas, maintenance, insurance, and up to 180 miles of driving per day are included in Zipcar rates.  Vehicles are available on UCSF’s campus and Zipcars have designated parking spots for convenient pick-up and return. Cars can be reserved for as little as an hour, a day, or even multiple days. The convenient, self-service transportation option is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to faculty and staff members ages 21 and older and students ages 18 and older. A valid driver’s license is required.

“The service provides faculty, staff and students the freedom to get off campus without the hassles of owning a car, while helping meet sustainability goals by reducing the need for personal vehicles and parking spots on campus,” said Erick Villalobos, UC San Francisco’s Director of Transportation Services. “Zipcar is an affordable and practical alternative to access a vehicle during the day, without having to drive to work.”

Departmental Accounts
UCSF departments can create departmental accounts with the convenience of direct billing for the Zipcar service.  Authorized employees may reserve and use Zipcars to facilitate university business using their departmental accounts and save the time and energy required to submit reimbursement requests. 

“Using a UC San Francisco Zipcar departmental account is a convenient way for employees to access a vehicle for university business when they have to travel off-site for meetings, work or need to transport equipment,” said Villalobos.  “Using this option can save departments substantial amounts of capital and operational expenses by forgoing the need to purchase vehicles for the occasional business need vs simply renting a vehicle by the hour.”

Zipcar Locations & Vehicles Available
Laurel Heights California/Walnut- 2 vehicles
Mission Bay 3rd Street Garage - 3 vehicles
Mission Center 15th/Folsom- 4 vehicles
Mount Zion Scott/Bush- 1 vehicle
Parnassus Kirkham/5th - 1 vehicle
Parnassus Millberry Union - 6 vehicles
Indiana/19th St. - 1 vehicle

For more information and to become a member of Zipcar at UCSF, please visit the Zipcar website.