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Where to car2go

What's a Home Area? Think of it as our operating area, where our cars free-float around the city. You can only pick up and drop off vehicles within this area and designated spots outside of it, but everything in between is up to you.

We’ve expanded!

The Home Area has expanded to now include the neighbourhood of Outremont and a portion of Ville-Marie.

This means you can enjoy more of the city we all love with car2go, while still being able to end your trip in any residential permitted spot in these areas.

To view the new boundaries of the Home Area simply download and open the car2go app and navigate/zoom out.

How it works:

  • You can grab a car from anywhere in the Home Area
  • You can leave the Home Area during your trip and travel up to 300 km outside the Home Area
  • When you're done with your car2go, park anywhere in the Home Area (legally, of course)

The car2go app is your way to see what cars are available and where in Montreal.

Park for free in Montreal

car2go offers you ultimate parking freedom. To end your rental, simply park your car2go on public, on-street parking within the Montreal Home Area or any dedicated car2go parking lot. The best part? It costs you nothing.

Parking rules: When you are ending your rental within the Montreal Home Area, park the vehicle legally (without breaking any of the City's rules) on a public/residential street, where there are no street restrictions (i.e. cleaning, "no parking" signs) for the next 24 hours. Thanks to the #403 residential parking sticker, you’re good to go!

*Please note that it is NOT permitted to end your rental in front of a parking meter.*

    VIP parking: You cannot end your rental outside of our Home Area unless you're in one of our dedicated Parkspots. To find them, look for the white Ps in the blue icons on the app - once you click on it, you will find out how many spaces are available in the lot, as well as how many vehicles are currently available. If the P is a light blue color, it means that there are no vehicles available at that time.

    Once you get to the parking lot, you will find a car2go sign. Simply park in front of it and end your trip.

      Where to end your rental

      Tip: Always make sure that your parking is legal and that there is no restriction that falls within the 24 hours after the moment you end your rental.

      car2go designated parking lots outside of the Home Area

      Residential streets within the Home Area: all car2gos have a universal parking sticker (#403) which allows them to park in residential streets

      Streets within the Home Area with no parking restrictions whatsoever

      Where to make a stopover

      Stopover mode lets you run inside for an errand without giving up the car. Simply take the keys and lock the doors - the car will remain yours until you eventually end your trip. You can do a stopover wherever you would like (private property, commercial parking lot, in front of parking meterd, underground parking). All of these places are for stopovers only! If you are ready to end your rental, please follow above mentioned instructions to avoid any parking citations.

      Remember: during a stopover, if you choose to park at a paid meter that requires payment, the cost will be on you.

      Where to avoid

      Steer clear of illegal parking spots or you may be held responsible for a parking ticket, vehicle relocation or worse - the dreaded tow. And remember - trips can only be ended/completed in the Home Area.

      Tip: When ending your car2go trip, a good rule of thumb is to ask yourself if you would leave your personal car there.

      At car2go, we’re not above the law, be sure to take a look at your city’s parking rules here.

      Parking "Dont's":

      Keep in mind these are all parking rules stipulated by the City of Montreal.

      Avoid parking in front of:

      • Parking meters
      • Areas with specified time restrictions (2 hour parking only)
      • Temporary No Parking Zones
      • Less than 5 meters from a fire hydrant or an intersection
      • Taxi/Motorcycle Parking
      • Diagonal parking
      • In spaces reserved for handicapped persons (unless you display a valid permit)
      • Double parking (where permitted and smart cars only!)

      • On a reserved lane or in an alley
      • Bus stops or bus lanes
      • Within 24 hours of an active Street Sweeping Route
      • Privately owned parking lots (e.g. malls, grocery stores)
      • City of Montreal or Federal government vehicle parking spaces
      • Sidewalk ramp or pedestrian crosswalk
      • A driveway or entrance of a private property

      Any questions?

      Check out our Frequently Asked Questions:

      Please note that coverage is provided by car2go’s third party insurance provider.