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Where to drive car2go

car2go home area austin

What’s the Home Area?

Think of it as our operating area, where our cars float freely around Austin. Here you can grab any available car2go and leave it on any public, non-metered street parking space or dedicated car2go-only spots when you're done. The best part is? Parking costs you nothing.


How it works:

  • You can grab a car off the streets from anywhere in the Home Area
  • You can leave the Home Area during your trip and travel up to 200 miles outside the Home Area
  • When you're done with your car2go, you can park anywhere in the Home Area (legally, of course!)

Thinking of a longer trip outside the Home Area? That's cool with us as long as you keep a few things in mind. Trips may only start and end within the same Home Area. You may travel up to a maximum of 200 miles outside the Home Area. Trips may not exceed 24 hours unless you've selected a package of a longer duration. Other terms and conditions apply.

Park for FREE in Austin

car2go offers you ultimate parking freedom. To end your rental, simply park your car2go on public, non-metered, on-street parking within the Austin Home Area. The best part? It costs you nothing.

Parking guidelines: It's pretty simple: as long as you end your trip in public, on-street parking, you're good to leave the car and go. Just be sure to check our parking guidelines below and Austin's parking rules.

VIP parking: Certain parking spots in Austin are reserved for car2go members. Look for blue P's in the app. Tap on the "P" to view the number of available parking spots. Faded out P's indicate there are no available cars there.

Where to park car2go

Tip: Save your change – we cover the cost of meters within the Home Area!

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Metered spaces

You can park on city-of-Austin metered spaces that have time limits of at least 2 hours.

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Non-metered spaces

You can park on on-street non-metered spaces that have either no time limit or time limit of at least 2 hours.

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Designated car2go parking

You can park where all those little blue "P" pins are indicated in the car2go app.

Parking at Domain Northside

Skip the dreaded parking search. We’ve added dedicated parking at the Domain Northside. Whether you’re grabbing dinner with friends or refreshing your wardrobe, getting to the Domain Northside has never been so convenient.

  • Red Garage: There are 2 dedicated spaces on entry (first) floor. Parking spots are located on the north side of the garage.
  • Blue Garage: There are 2 dedicated spaces on entry (first) floor. Spots located in North West corner of garage.
  • North end of Rock Rose: There are 3 parallel spaces located curb-side, adjacent to Green Garage on the west side of Rock Rose (southbound facing).

Parking at Industry City

Making a stopover

Stopover mode lets you run inside for an errand without giving up the car. To make a stopover, simply park the car without ending the rental and take the car key with you. Tip: We cover the cost of meters, but if during a stopover you park somewhere that requires payment, the cost is on you. Where to make a stopover:

  • Outside the Austin Home Area
  • On parking spaces are owned by a private party, such as a school, business or residence
  • In parking garages, lots, or other facilities

Parking guidelines

Steer clear of illegal parking spots or you may be held responsible for a parking ticket, vehicle relocation or worse – the dreaded tow. Tip: When ending your car2go trip, a good rule of thumb is to ask yourself if you would leave your personal car there. Remember: You can only start and end trips within the Home Area.

Also, we’re not above the law. Be sure to take a look at Austin's parking rules.

Where NOT to park

  • Areas with specified time restrictions
  • "Residential only" or permit spaces
  • Temporary "No Parking" zones
  • In front of fire hydrants
  • Bus stops

  • "Car Sharing Only" parking spots
  • Disabled spaces (unless you have a valid permit displayed in the car)
  • Privately-owned parking lots or garages
  • Spots designated for specific vehicles
  • University-of-Texas metered spaces

Any questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions