Bowdoin College


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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Bowdoin College

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

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Apply online. Once approved, we'll send you a Zipcard to access vehicles worldwide.

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

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Hold your Zipcard to the car's windshield to unlock. Voila! It's all yours.

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Hit the road. When you're done, park the car in its reserved spot and use your Zipcard or the app to lock up.

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find Zipcars nearby

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

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What It Costs

what’s your affiliation with Bowdoin?

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Students join for $15 (save $10 thanks to Ford)

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

I'm Bowdoin faculty or staff.

I'm not affiliated with Bowdoin, 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.)

where can i go

There's a lot to do around Bowdoin. Here are just a few ideas.

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    If you look up the definition of "godsend" you will see a photo of Bart and Greg's DVD Explosion (and a photo of Paul Newman's face probably). Years, YEARS...more
  • The Mustard Seed Bookstore

    When you close your eyes and imagine the perfect little bookstore in an idyllic little town, this is the place you see. The best selection of titles, great...more
  • Percy's Store

    Nicest family! They are extremely helpful and knowledgeable about so much! Great food to boot! And the best lobster rolls in Maine!!! Perfect location on...more
  • L L Bean Outlet

    A little chaotic, a little nutty, busy and kind of disorganized. No, I am not talking about this current administration, I'm speaking of the L.L.Bean...more

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  • Royal River Park

    Pretty cool little park and trail through land where an old paper mill was located. A few remnants of the old buildings remain along with a couple bridges...more
  • Giant's Stairs Trail

    I Love this Place. It is a perfect mix of tranquillity, ruggedness and shelter. This is the Best of the quick taste of Maine that I have been able to find...more
  • Winslow Park & Campground

    Hubs, pup and I took an impromptu overnight trip to Portland with camping equipment in back of car. Along the way I called a number of campsites south of...more
  • Deb's Ice Cream & Mini Golf

    Who doesn't love a "on the side of the road" ice cream stand? Got here on the way back from Red's Eats for dinner, and glad we made the stop. I got a...more
  • Universe Gym

    Universe Gym is a great place to go if you're visiting in town or a regular. I was spending a week in Brunswick, and Universe Gym's 5$ day pass was a big...more

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  • Kamasouptra

    The vegetarian chili is delicious. My wife and I paired this up with a crepe from the next kiosk and enjoyed an amazing lunch.more
  • Blueberries Food and Drink

    My first sake bloody mary - just the right amount of kick - delicious - I'm on my way to buy a bottle of sake to experiment further. Food was excellent as...more
  • She Doesn't Like Guthries

    Crazy awesome cool good vibe atmosphere. The staff cranks in the back and clearly like each other, the music was chill and the instruments and albums on the...more
  • Orchid Restaurant and Bar

    Food is worth the trip, and service was personal and friendly. An interesting mix of Japanese, Thai, and Vietnamese, w/ a little Chinese thrown in.more
  • Marché

    One of our go-to, favorite spots for date night. Flatbread pizza is delicious, and their drinks are unique and easy to drink.more

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