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Where to drive car2go

car2go new york home area

What's a Home Area?

Think of it as our operating area, where our cars free-float around the city. You can start and end trips only within this area (and designated drop off zones outside of it), but everything else in between is up to you.

The Home Area has expanded to include the Ridgewood neighborhood in Queens as well as parking spots at Brooklyn Navy Yard. To view the new parkspots and exact boundaries of the Home Area, all you need is the car2go app.

How it works:

  • You can grab a car off the streets 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, you can park anywhere in the Home Area (legally, of course!)

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.

Parking in NYC

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

Parking guidelines: 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 guidelines below and New York City's parking rules.

Where to park car2go


Legal on-street

No need to return the car2go to a rental station. You can park on any legal on-street parking spot within the Home Area.


Streets with 4-day-a-week sweeping

You can park on streets with 4-day-a-week street sweeping, except within 12 hours of the scheduled cleaning.


Streets with 1- or 2-day-a-week sweeping

You can park on streets with 1- or 2-day-a-week street sweeping, except within 24 hours of the scheduled cleaning.

Parking at Industry City

Skip the dreaded parking search. We’ve added dedicated parking at Industry City in Lot C. Whether you’re grabbing dinner with friends or refreshing your wardrobe, getting to Industry City has never been so convenient. If parking is full, please end your trip on the street as you normally would within car2go parking guidelines. Here’s how it works:

  • Enter from 2nd Avenue between 32nd and 37th Avenue. You’ll see a “P” icon in the car2go app
  • Pull a barcode ticket
  • When you exit, hit the call button and let the lot teller know you’re in a car2go
  • You can park two smarts per space, or one Mercedes vehicle per space

Parking at Industry City

Making a stopover

Stopover mode lets you run inside for an errand without giving up the car. To make a stopover, simply park the car without ending the rental and take the car key with you. Note: If during a stopover you park somewhere that requires payment, the cost is on you. Where to make a stopover:

  • Outside the New York City Home Area
  • On parking spaces are owned by a private party, such as a school, business or residence
  • In parking garages, lots, or other facilities

Parking guidelines

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. Remember: You can only start and end trips within the Home Area.

Also, we’re not above the law. Be sure to take a look at New York City's parking rules.

Where NOT to park

  • Metered parking
  • Areas with specified time restrictions
  • Temporary "No Parking" zones
  • Disabled spaces (unless you possess a valid permit)
  • Taxi or motorcycle parking
  • Double parking (only where permitted)

  • In front of fire hydrants
  • "No Standing" zones
  • Bus stops
  • Privately owned parking lots or garages
  • Private driveways

Any questions?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions