Short term driving options are available to on-campus students, faculty, and staff. Departments can also rent vehicles for departmental use through UNL Transportation Services.


Zipcar is a member-based car sharing service that has been on campus since 2008. It provides a single vehicle driving option for short term usage by participating members.


  • Share vehicle and cost with other Zipcar users
  • Reserve a vehicle for hours or a day conveniently using a mobile app
  • No need for keys, once your membership is approved, you will receive a Zipcard that lets you unlock vehicles
  • Gas and Insurance are included in the membership

UNL Transportation Services Vehicle Rental

Faculty, staff or students who need to rent a vehicle for offical UNL business can contact UNL Transportation Services. Various vehicles types ranging from sedans, large passenger vans to SUVs are available. Please visit the UNL Transportation Services website to find out more about requirements, restrictions, and rental reates.

Additional UNL Employee Vehicle Rental Options

The University of Nebraska is participating in a Big10 contract with National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car. University employees are encouraged to utilize this contract when traveling for business. When making a reservation, enroll in the Emerald Club for additional rewards and services, and view rental rates. University employees may also use this contract for personal use.

To begin the rental process, use this link. A UNL ID maybe requested when picking up the rental vehicle. To find out more about this contract and insurance information, visit this UNL Transportation Services page. You may also contact Jim Vogel at UNL Travel Services.