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Currently, Columbia University has rental car agreements in place with Hertz and Zip Car for use by employees, faculty and students as applicable. More information on these programs can be found by clicking on the tabs.
The Purchasing Department is continually looking to add additional vendors to the rental car program and we encourage you to check this site to learn about any new program offers.
If you are seeking information on passenger van or bus rentals, please refer to Columbia's Department of Transportation for further assistance.
Columbia University full-time faculty and staff can take advantage of this program that is currently available for business or personal use.
Only authorized drivers, as listed on the rental agreement, are permitted to use the vehicle and the renter is responsible for returning the rental vehicle.
For reservations call: (800) 654-3131
► Business Rentals:
► Personal Rentals:
► Long Term Rentals:
Pricing* (may be subject to change)
Rate per day
Compact 4 door
Intermediate 2/4 door
Standard 2/4 door
Full-size 4 door
* These prices are subject to specific location-based surcharges
Information on Gold Membership options can be found here
Short Term Rentals Through Zip Car
Zipcar is a University-approved vendor that offers self-service, on-demand car sharing. To use Zipcar, become a member, reserve a car online or by phone, use your Zipcard to enter the car, and drive off. Cars can be returned to their pick-up location. Member benefits include:
- Access to Zipcars 24/7
- Rates for faculty, staff and students age 18 and older, starting at just $10.75/hour or $86/day
- Gas, insurance and up to 180 miles free per day
- No monthly committments
Please note: only authorized drivers, who registered with Zip Car and are currently Zip Car members, are permitted to use the vehicle and the renter is responsible for returning the rental vehicle.
For more information, visit zipcar.com/columbia