Southern Illinois University


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

(gas and insurance included!)

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Southern Illinois University

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 Southern Illinois University?

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

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

I am a Southern Illinois University employee and I'd like to join for $15

I'm not affiliated with Southern Illinois University, 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 Southern Illinois University. Here are just a few ideas.

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    Are you serious, Yelp?! No CP student or alum has reviewed B&L yet? This place is an institution! I haven't shopped at B&L for seven years, since I was a...more
  • The Apple Tree

    I love this shop. It is the best gift boutique shop in Carbondale, IL! When I'm looking for gifts for others (or myself), this store is my first...more
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    Best shop around. The shop looks great, staff(and owner) are friendly, the selection of juices and nods are good, and once again the place looks great! If...more

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    My eleven-year-old nephew had his elbow broken by a bully who pushed him violently to the ground during one of Snow Power's 'pizza and fun nights' this past...more

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  • Hunan

    I thought I didn't like Chinese food until I visited Hunan. When I finally tried their Honey Walnut Chicken, I saw how very wrong I was. There is nothing...more
  • Flame Grill & Bar

    A co worker and I stopped by here for dinner last night for our only night in Carbondale on business. The building, logo, and signage were incredibly...more
  • 17th Street Barbecue

    My favorite place to have lunch (by far) when I'm in the area. I keep meaning to make the time to be able to drive to Mike's original location but never...more
  • Pita Alley

    I'm originally from Israel and correctly living at Houston to. As a visitor at Carbondale I looked for a good restaurant with REAL food ! No more Chinese...more
  • Underground Barrel Room & Grill

    The underground makes the best fried mushrooms I have ever eaten. Great restaurant with a full Bar and they always have awesome drink specials. I give it 4...more

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