Where to car2go
Columbus Operating Area
What's a Home Area? Think of it as our operating area, where our cars free-float around the city. You can only pick up and drop off vehicles within this area and designated spots outside of it, but everything in between is up to you.
It's simple enough:
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
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.
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
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
Privately owned parking lots/garages
In front of fire hydrants
Illegal parking zones or areas (driveways, crosswalks, etc.)