University at Albany

Carpooling and Zipcar


wheels with no strings attached

Need a car? Borrow a Zipcar! UAlbany has partnered with Zipcar to bring self-service, on-demand car sharing to the area. To use Zipcars, simply register as a member, reserve a car online or by phone, 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.

As a member you get:

  • Access to Zipcars 24/7.

  • Discounted hourly rates for faculty, staff and students age 18 and older. Rates start at just $7.50/hour or $69/day.

  • Gas, insurance and maintenance are included for free!

  • Join for only $25 a year.

Learn more and get started at!

UAlbany Zip Car Locations:

  • 2 on Indian Quad

  • 1 on Colonial Quad

  • 1 on State Quad

  • 1 on Empire Common

  • 1 on Alumni Quad

Need more information?

Carpool Service

Become a carpool convert! UAlbany has teamed up with 511 NY Rideshare, a ride-share and carpool matching service for anyone living in the Capital Region. There are no fees to use this service and there is a Guaranteed Ride Home at all times. Worried about getting stranded at work when carpooling? 511 NY has a Guaranteed Ride Home that provides free transportaion back home. This program provides a free taxi ride in case an emergency arises or if you unexpectedly work late. To find the program near you visit today!




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