Seattle Home Area
Where to car2go
What’s the car2go Home Area? Think of it as our operating area, where our cars float freely around Seattle. Here you can grab any available car2go and leave it in any public, non-metered street parking space or dedicated car2go-only spots when you're done. The best part is? Parking costs you nothing.
Within the car2go Home Area, you can:
Find car2go vehicles near you
Reserve a car2go for up to 30 minutes
Start and end trips near your favorite places
Park in residential permit parking areas
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.
Cross Border Travel:
Members are now permitted to cross the Canadian border into BC and travel up to a maximum of 200 miles from Seattle. Note that you must still return the vehicle to the Seattle Home Area to end your trip.
Home Area Updates:
In an effort to improve the availability of the car2go fleet in areas of Seattle where they are most frequently requested, we are instituting a zone-based pricing system, that will include either a Zone Fee or Zone Discount depending on the type of trip a member takes. The new model enables us to continue to offer our service to all areas of Seattle, a city requirement, while also providing incentives to members who bring our vehicles out of areas where cars sit idle for extended periods of time and into areas where they are most in-demand.
On September 9, 2019, the Home Area will be comprised of two zones: Zone A and Zone B.
Trips that start and end within the same zone are not subject to a Zone Fee nor eligible for a Zone Discount
Trips from Zone A to Zone B will have a Zone Fee of $4.99 + tax added to the cost of the trip
Trips from Zone B to Zone A are eligible for a Zone Discount of up to $4.99. If a trip costs less than $4.99, then the total discount will equate to the price of the trip
car2go offers you ultimate parking freedom. To end your rental, simply park your car2go on public, on-street parking within the Seattle Home Area. The best part? It costs you nothing.
Parking rules: It's pretty simple: as long as you end your trip in any approved public, on-street parking space, you're good to leave the car and go. Just be sure to check our parking rules below.
VIP parking: certain parking spots in Seattle 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!
Unrestricted on-street spaces within the Home Area that allow 1 hour or more of parking.
Residential Zones within the Home Area.
Rush hour and bus zones along Avenues 1-6 in the Downtown core from 9 AM - 2 PM.
Where to make a stopover
Stopover mode lets you run inside for an errand without giving up the car.
Outside the car2go Seattle 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.
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:
Temporary No Parking Zones (due to an event, construction, etc.)
Less than 5 feet from a driveway/alley entrance or crosswalk
Areas with specified time restrictions (e.g. Bus Only 3-6PM). Exception: Downtown along Avenues 1-6 between 9 AM - 2 PM.
Disabled spaces (unless you have a valid permit displayed in the car)
"Car Sharing Only" parking spots
Privately owned parking lots/garages
In front of fire hydrants
Seattle or Federal government vehicle parking spaces