HOURCAR on Campus

NEW: $30 Overnight MAX between 6 PM and 8 AM, 7 days per week.

HOURCAR on (almost every) Campus

Sign up for an annual student plan with your .edu email address, and we’ll refund your $40 member fee as driving credit when your application is approved!* 

*$40 driving credit will be applied after the annual membership fee is collected

HOURCAR is the University of Minnesota’s only on-campus car sharing provider. We have cars on all three U of M campuses. We also have cars on or near the campuses of Macalester, Augsburg, MCAD, St. Catherine & St. Thomas (Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses).  Sign up today to take advantage of discounted rates for students, faculty, and staff at any college campus in the Twin Cities.

Ready to sign up? Anyone who is at least 18 and has at least one year of driving experience is eligible for HOURCAR! 

Student Rates

Application fee: WAIVED

$40 driving credit applied to account upon application approval (for annual memberships only)

$40 annual membership fee/$4.50 monthly membership fee

$8.50 per hour

Night Owl rate: $5.50 per hour, 12 midnight – 6am

Daily rate: $65 weekdays, $75 weekends

100 free miles per reservation or daily rate, up to a total of 300 included miles if you have a 3-day reservation

Mileage beyond included: $0.40 per mile

U of M Departments

The same hourly rates as individuals with no annual or monthly membership fees. There is a one-time set up fee of $25 per driver.

U of M or Student Households

Streamline your and your partner’s account – one bill instead of two means half the hassle. Household members pay a single $40 annual fee.

Ready to start? Sign Up.

(Be sure to select the Student rate plan on your application.)

Important: To qualify, you must sign up with your .edu email and/or provide verifiable proof that you are a current student or employee (e.g. a current course schedule, a recent billing statement, or a scan of a valid student ID card). 

Still have questions?

We can help with that! Check out our How it works and How to Use HOURCAR pages for more information. Or, feel free to contact us by phone at 612-343-2277 or email. We’re here to help!

All fees are nonrefundable. Rates subject to 17.o75% tax in Saint Paul, 17.225% in Minneapolis. Includes: city sales (.5% in Saint Paul, .65% in Minneapolis) state sales (6.875%), Transit Improvement Sales and Use (.5%) and motor vehicle rental (9.2%) taxes

“With HOURCAR, we don’t have to pay for insurance and gas – it turns out to be far less expensive than owning a car.”

“If you want the convenience of a car without the responsibility that comes with owning a car – HOURCAR is a great choice.”

“It’s nice to have options – we can reserve a truck to run to the furniture store or a hatchback for a large grocery haul or a trip to the dog park.”

“I use HOURCAR to help the Minneapolis Art Lending Library safely move artists work. It’s a great option for budget-tight organizations”