Austin Home Area
Where to car2go
What’s the car2go 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 in any public, non-metered street parking space or dedicated car2go-only spots when you're done. The best part is? Parking costs you nothing.
Within the car2go Home Area, you can:
You can grab a car 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, park anywhere in the Home Area (legally, of course - find parking rules here)
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.
Skip the dreaded parking search - you have car2go. Whether you’re running errands, or grabbing dinner with friends, getting to the Domain Northside has never been so convenient.
Red Garage: 2 dedicated spaces on entry (first) floor. Spots located on North side of garage.
Blue Garage: 2 dedicated spaces on entry (first) floor. Spots located in North West corner of garage.
North end of Rock Rose: 3 parallel spaces located curb side adjacent to Green garage on West side of Rock Rose (southbound facing)
Park for free in Austin
car2go offers you ultimate parking freedom. To end your rental simply park your car2go on public, on-street parking within the Austin Home Area. The best part? It costs you nothing.
Parking rules: It's pretty simple: as long as you end your trip in any approved public, on-street parking space, you're good to leave the car and go. Just be sure to check our parking rules below.
VIP parking: certain parking spots in Austin are reserved just for car2go members. Look for blue Ps on the app- the number indicates available cars (lighter blue Ps means there are no available cars there). Tap the P to view the number of available parking spots.
Where to park
Tip: Save your change – we cover the cost of meters!
City of Austin metered spaces within the Home Area that have time limits of 2 hours or more
On-street non-metered spaces within the Home Area that have time limits of 2 hours or more or no limit
Designated car2go Parkspots
Where to make a stopover
Stopover mode lets you run inside for an errand without giving up the car.
Outside the car2go Austin Home Area
Parking spaces that are owned by a private party; such as a school, business or residence
Parking garages, lots, or other facilities
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 avoid
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.
And remember– trips can only be ended/completed within the Home Area.
We’re not above the law, be sure to take a look at your city’s parking rules here.
Where not to park:
Areas with specified time restrictions
Residential Only/Permit Spaces
In front of fire hydrants
Temporary No Parking Zones
"Car Sharing Only" parking spots
Disabled spaces (unless you have a valid permit displayed in the car)