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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.

      Where not to park:

      • 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 route
      • Street sweeping schedule

      Limited-Time Membership Special

      It’s no secret Columbus is growing and we’re proud to be along for the ride. With more room to roam, getting around Columbus has never been more convenient.

      We've expanded the northern and southeastern borders of our Home Area to include neighborhoods on the Near East Side, the Near South Side, and in North Clintonville.

      Not a member yet? Join for FREE and get $5 of drive time credit* with promo code GOFAR.

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      *Drive time credits are applied to the default payment profile, are valid for 30 days and are only redeemable in the city they are issued in. A taxable $1 Driver Protection Fee will be applied to each member's first 90 trips of each calendar year.