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Car-sharing is an on-campus alternative to owning your own car and is becoming a popular option in the Twin Cities.

University Departments! Car-sharing can work for you too. It’s a perfect solution to your short-term vehicle needs – for meetings, research, meals or transportation for a visiting colleague.

On Campus Option

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is the largest car-sharing operator in Minneapolis and St. Paul. Its fleet comprises a range of fuel-efficient hatchbacks, sedans, utility vehicles and pick-up trucks.

Sign up for HOURCAR and make reservations online.

Off Campus In Local Neighborhoods

Zipcar is a national car sharing and car club service. Learn more at Extrenal Link

NOTE: if you are a Zipcar member, please remember that annual membership fees are automatically charged to your credit card. You must contact Zipcar directly to cancel your membership (Email: or Phone: 1-866-4ZIPCAR).


Car2go gets you where you want to go with vehicles and no fixed pick up or drop off stations. NOTE: University of Minnesota meters are NOT authorized drop-off locations and must be paid to park there (U of M meters are marked in yellow on campus maps). Learn more at Extrenal Link



Planning a Short Trip?

Combine car-sharing and ride-sharing. Think about posting your trip on Zimride and sharing the ride.




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