Zipcar, the world's leading car-sharing network, is now available at University Park! The service provides Penn State students, faculty and staff with access to a car to get off campus or run errands without the hassle or cost of car ownership.

A convenient, self-service transportation option, Zipcar is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students ages 18 and older, and members of the local community ages 21 and older. Getting started is as simple as signing up online or through the Zipcar app to get driving in minutes. Zipcar vehicles can be reserved contact-free, for as little as an hour or for multiple days. Whether members need reliable access to a car for essential errands like going to the grocery store or doctor or need to get off campus for the weekend, Zipcar meets the varied transportation needs of a college community.   

Four Zipcar vehicles are available at designated parking spots at the following on-campus locations convenient pick-up and return:

Penn State members can join for a discounted membership rate. The costs of gas, maintenance, secondary insurance, and 180 miles of driving per day are included, making this an attractive option for students on a tighter budget.  

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Zipcar is dedicated to the safety of its community. Zipcar has enhanced cleaning protocols for vehicles in the fleet and immediately removes any cars from service if they have been exposed to the virus. For the safety of all members, Zipcar urges members and partners to take the right steps to keep the entire community safe. To learn more, visit

For more information on how to become a member of Zipcar at Penn State visit