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Hertz 24/7

Please note: The university's contract with Hertz will end at the end of the Spring 2014 semester.  We are working out the details of a new program, which will launch at the beginning of the Fall 2014 semester.  Please check back here for new details over the summer.

What is Hertz 24/7?

Hertz 24/7 is a car-rental service available to the KU campus community that allows students, faculty, and staff to enjoy the luxury of having a car without the hassle of owning one.  Registration and membership is free, so you only pay for the cars when you need to use them.  The program is open to anyone age 18 or older with a valid driver's license.

How do I use Hertz 24/7?

In order to use the Hertz cars you will first need to create a free profile with Hertz.  When an account has been activated, you will receive an electronic key fob in the mail (allow up to 7 days for delivery).  When you need to use a car, you will simply go online to reserve one for as long as you need it, (with the minimum reservation being an hour).  The electronic key fob will function to unlock the doors and start the engine for the vehicle you selected to reserve when it is your reserved time to use it.  When you have finished using the Hertz car you must return it to its reserved stall for the next user.

The cost of reserving a Hertz 24/7 car is currently $8 per hour, which includes the following benefits:

  • 24/7 Vehicle Access
  • Gas & Insurance
  • 180 Miles per 24-hour period1
  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance
  • GPS, Bluetooth® & iPod Connectivity
  • 24-Hour In Car Member Care

1 180 miles included per 24 hour period, additional mileage $0.45 per mile.


You must have a permit or pay by the hour to park in a KU lot
Parking is self-funded, receiving no state funding or tuition money
15,000 parking spaces on campus
Main campus closed to drive-through traffic 7:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
Anyone with a valid KU Card can ride buses free
Parking meters using Parkmobile now accept credit cards
Follow parking on Twitter: @parkingKU
Visitors should park in parking garages or at meters
Red, Blue, and Gold zones are ticketed 7 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday year-round
Using a yellow annual parking permit costs $1.28 per day
To use ADA parking, you must register your placard with Parking & Transit and buy a parking permit
In residence hall zones, we patrol continuously and issue tickets day and night starting at 7 a.m. Monday and ending at 5 p.m. Friday when classes are in session
You don’t need to own a car to have a car – rent 1 of 4 cars by the hour with Hertz on Demand
48 hours before closing lots for events, we'll post a real estate sign with the date and time at the entrance
Walking time from lot 57 (Stadium) to Wescoe: 6.5 minutes
Walking time from lot 90 (Recreation Center) to Wescoe: 8.5 minutes
Going to Watkins Health Center? Park at the meters, pay for 1 hour