What is carshare? Think of it as short-term car rental but with more locations. Car sharing is a great option for those that are car-free or choose to leave their vehicle at home but still need occasional access to a vehicle. Whether it's a small car, an all-wheel drive, a hybrid, or a small truck, there are a variety of carshare vehicles available on campus and throughout central Boulder and Denver.
Plans and Rates
Both providers give CU Boulder members discounts, compared to public memberships. All-wheel drives, trucks and mini-vans have higher fees. Colorado CarShare offers reduced rates from 11:00 PM – 6:00 AM and has multiple plans available. Please review pricing on the providers' websites, listed above.
Student PlansColorado CarShare: Students get a special rate. Just apply the promo code CUECENTER and use your colorado.edu email for a waived registration fee ($25 value) + $20 in Colorado CarShare driving credit!
ZipCar: Students get a discounted annual fee of $25 (normally $70) and $20 of ride credits.
Faculty and Staff Plans
Colorado CarShare: CU faculty and staff get a $25 Colorado CarShare driving credit after you apply for membership. Just apply the promo code CU25CREDIT and use your colorado.edu email.
ZipCar: CU faculty and staff get a discounted annual fee of $25 (normally $70). Search for a group discount and select the "University of Colorado, Boulder (CU) - Faculty & Staff" option when you sign up. Be sure to use your colorado.edu email.
CU Boulder departments can set up an account for their department employees to carshare for university business; individuals may easily create a dual account for personal and/or business needs.
Departmental account information is available on the following websites:
Colorado CarShare - 18+ and must have 2 years of a clean driving record
Zipcar - Any 18+ students or 21+ faculty, staff, or community members with a valid driver’s license, including international driver's licenses, may rent