Leasing, Renting, or Sharing a Car

Renting a car

For short-term car rental, you have two options:

  • Renting a car from a car rental agency
  • Renting a car from IU’s Zipcar fleet (if you are a student or scholar at IU Bloomington)

Renting from a car rental agency

A car rental agency is a good option if you need a car for just a few days or weeks.

If you meet the following requirements, you will probably be able to rent a car:

  • You are 25 years or old.
  • You hold a valid U.S. driver’s license or a foreign driver’s license with an IDP.

Renting from Zipcar

You can rent a car from IU’s Zipcar fleet for short periods of time—as little as one hour.

The Zipcars are located in reserved spaces throughout campus. IU faculty, staff, and students who are at least 18 years old can rent the cars by becoming a member of the service (a Zipster) for a fee.

Once you are a member, you can make a reservation for a car online or by telephone and pay either a daily or an hourly rate. The cost includes gas, insurance, 180 miles of travel, and roadside assistance.

The cars are available for rent 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Get the details on Zipcar’s website