Due to the coronavirus pandemic Zipcars are not available. Transportation Services is working on other car share options.

Zipcar at Western Washington University

  • Western has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to Bellingham.
  • Learn more and get started at Zipcar for Western

As a member you get:

  • 24/7 access to Zipcars.
  • Discounted hourly rates for faculty, staff, and students age 18 and older.
  • Gas, insurance and maintenance are included in the rental price.
  • Join now for only $35 a year!
  • Membership is free for students who have a leadership role on campus.
  • Membership is free for University departments. There is a $15/year membership fee for each Zipcar driver in the department. Apply with a University OneCard. The Transportation Office can help departments set up a Zipcar account.

To use Zipcars

  • Join online as a university member using your "" email
  • Once you are an approved Zipster, reserve a car online or by using the Zipcar app
  • Use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive away.
  • When you’re done, return the car to the same location where you picked it up. So easy!

Zipcar Location and Parking 

  • During the academic year there are two Zipcars on campus:
    • 7G parking lot on High Street adjacent to Higginson Hall.
    • 18R parking lot on South Campus Drive near the Fairhaven College and Buchanan Towers.
  • During the summer one Zipcar is available for use. It is the Zipcar parked in 7G.
  • Parking a Zipcar in any campus location other than a designated Zipcar parking space requires the appropriate university parking permit.

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