Zipcar is a car sharing program that uses revolutionary technology to make the process of car sharing safe, easy, and convenient.

Visit the Yale Zipcar page to view the campus Zipcar locations.

Yale University has partnered with Zipcar to offer its students and employees discounted yearly memberships! To join you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old;
  • have had a valid driver’s license (from any country);
  • have a reasonably clean driving record;
  • join with a valid Yale email address, and use the UPI code on your Yale Identification card in the field labeled “Employee or Institutional number.”

Find out how Zipcar works and rules to follow.

If you do not meet the requirements for the Yale discounted membership, you can still join Zipcar as a community member.

Individual Membership (Personal Use)

(bills to your personal credit card for personal use)

Departmental Membership (Business Use)

(bills to a Yale Purchasing Card for business use—once an account has been created and approved)

Any Yale Department may create a Zipcar account for business use. All eligible members of your department can use a Zipcar for business purposes and bill directly to one Yale purchasing card. There is no fee for a departmental account, however, departments are charged annual membership fees for each of the active drivers on their account.

  • When creating your departmental account, please let Zipcar know if anyone who will be using your account is under 21.
  • Zipcar members only pay for the hours they use the car and 180 miles of travel are free with each 24-hour reservation.
  • If a department member already has a personal Zipcar account and joins the departmental account, they will choose whether to bill their reservation to their personal account or to their departmental account, based on the type of trip.

*Please note that employees who have occasion to rent vehicles three or more times per year for Yale-affiliated business should take the online Driver’s Safety Awareness Training course.


See the hourly and daily rates by clicking on the individual car locations on the map on the Zipcar website.

Contact Us

For member inquiries, please contact Zipcar Help Center.

For urgent inquiries on Yale campus only, please contact the Office of Facilities Service Request line at 203-432-6888.