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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 – Do not park on rush hour streets at any time, even if rush hour is not currently in effect
      • 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)
      • Double parking (only where permitted)

      • "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