About Car Sharing
- UC Berkeley has a variety of car sharing services on, or just adjacent to campus including City CarShare, Zipcar and Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Each service provides its members with short-term car rentals.
- Car sharing fits perfectly in a University setting. The services of these agencies allow access to a car for such things as grocery runs and errands— without the burden of owning, insuring, parking, and maintaining a vehicle. Students, who typically have tight budgets and very limited parking options, benefit from easy access to a vehicle on campus when they need it, while for staff and faculty, car sharing can solve the problem of needing a second vehicle or access to a car at work even if the primary commute is made via transit, carpools, or other alternative modes. This alternative to car ownership can support a green decision not to own a car at all.
- The vehicles are conveniently located on-campus as well as the City of Berkeley and throughout the region. Each car sharing service offers its own unique fee structure, eligibility requirements and philosophies. Check each of them out and choose the one that suits your needs.
Car Share Providers
City CarShare is a community-based nonprofit with a mission to improve the environment and quality of life in the Bay Area. Join CCS and get 24/7 hourly access to hundreds of cars, hybrids and trucks close to campus and throughout the Bay Area with gas, insurance and maintenance included. UC Berkeley students can join for a discounted rate. Use Promo code "UCBerkeleyPT." For more information on City CarShare's student plan visit City CarShare's Web site.
Enterprise car rental, including hourly service
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the official car rental provider for UC Berkeley business use, the California Alumni Association, and Cal Athletics department. All Cal students, faculty and staff are entitled to use the discounted rates negotiated by the University on their behalf. Enterprise Rent-A-Car also rents to students ages 18 – 20 years old.Enterprise also provides hourly rental services to the campus.Enterprise is conveniently located on Campus at the corner of Oxford and University, and they also offer free pick-up service. For more information or to book a reservation, please call the local branch at (510) 705-8989 or visit the Enterprise Web site. For hourly rental information call the local branch.
Zipcar is offering UC Berkeley students, faculty and staff discounted annual memberships. Zipcar offers pickup trucks, convertibles, hybrids, MINIs, BMWs, Volvos, Outbacks, and many more makes and models to fit your mood or needs. Use fees include gas, insurance, a reserved parking spot, free miles and satellite radio. Zipcars live in neighborhoods throughout San Francisco, Berkeley and Oakland. And your membership is universal …use your Zipcard in Boston, New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Toronto, London and more cities coming soon. To become a Zipster, fill out the application here: Students or Faculty and Staff.