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Park for free in Columbus

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

Parking rules: 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 rules below.

    VIP parking: certain parking spots in Columbus 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 Meters that are at least 1 hour or longer.

      On-street parking - see restrictions below.

      Residential Zones

      Where to make a stopover

      Stopover mode lets you run inside for an errand without giving up the car.

      • Outside the car2go Columbus 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: 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 for the next 24 hours.

      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.

      Don't park in:

      - Areas with specified time restrictions- No Standing Zones
      - Rush hour zones- Bus Stops
      - Temporary No Parking Zones- Within 24 hours of an active Street Sweeping/Valet zones
      - Handicap spaces (unless you have a valid
      permit displayed in the car)
      - "Car Sharing Only" parking spots
      - Taxi/Motorcycle Parking- Privately owned parking lots/garages
      - In front of fire hydrants- Illegal parking zones or areas (driveways, crosswalks, etc.)
      - On an active street sweeping routeStreet sweeping schedule

      car2go and the Columbus airport

      car2go parking is available at The Parking Spot, adjacent to Columbus' airport. Avoid costly cab fares or paying a fortune for parking while you’re away. Stay as long as you want for an extra $10 (plus tax) per trip starting or leaving from the airport.

      How to park a car2go at the CBUS airport

      It costs just an additional $10 (plus tax) for trips to and from The Parking Spot.

      • Park in the car2go spots

        To get in, take a ticket and leave it in one of the slots above the screen. The next person to use the car will need it to get out. The parking spaces will be straight ahead once you get in. Pull all the way forward to make space for another car2go to park behind you (each space fits two vehicles).

      • End your trip

        Make sure you end your trip, then stay at the vehicle and The Parking Spot shuttle will come and pick you up.

      car2go parking at Columbus airport

      How to pick up a car2go at The Parking Spot

      Reserve your car

      Once you land, make sure to reserve a car2go for the next 30 minutes using the app.

      Board the shuttle

      Wait for The Parking Spot shuttle in the pickup area. Tell the shuttle driver that you want to go to the car2go parking spaces.

      Grab your car and go

      Once inside the car, look for the ticket left by the previous member. If the ticket is missing, don’t worry! The parking agent will open the gate.

      At the exit, show your ticket to the parking agent. Then you're good to go. Welcome home!