Seattleites have yet another way to get to and from the airport.
Car2go announced today that it now allows people to drop off and pick up vehicles off at a parking lot nearby Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
Users can rent one of Car2go’s 750 free-floating cars in the Seattle area and drop them off at the Wally Park Premier Garage (18613 International Blvd) before taking a 5-minute complimentary shuttle ride to the terminal.
When arriving at the airport, customers will be able to take a shuttle and rent a vehicle from the Wally Park garage, as well.
Users will pay an extra $5 fee for airport parking, though Car2go is withholding that charge through Oct. 15.
Car2go offers a similar airport service in other cities like Portland, Vancouver, Austin, and more.
The company is following BMW ReachNow, which launched earlier this year in Seattle and last month debuted its own airport service — see our review here. BMW also rents out parking spots at the Wally Park Premier Garage.
Both companies have similar rates and take an extra $5 for airport trips, though Car2go charges eight fewer cents ($0.41) than BMW ($0.49) per minute. Update: For a limited time, Car2go is charging $0.35 per minute, and slashed its per hour price to $10 (regularly $14.99) and per day price to $50 (regularly $84.99).
In addition, Zipcar opened Sea-Tac airport parking spots at the same Wally Park location for its new one-way service in June. Zipcar’s rates, which include insurance and gas — as do ReachNow and Car2go — “start at $5 per half hour, but vary by city and day of the week,” according to the company’s website. Zipcar doesn’t charge additional airport fees.
Car2go has more than 82,000 members in Seattle, where it began operating in 2013. In March 2015, Car2go expanded its service area to all of Seattle, one of the company’s top-performing markets.
A recent study found that in 2015, Car2go reduced overall vehicle miles traveled in Seattle by up to an estimated 34.2 million miles.
Here are some instructions for folks that want to give Car2go’s new airport service a try. Via Car2go:
Sea-Tac Departures: To access the car2go parking spots, simply drive up to the WallyPark gate at 18613 International Blvd and take a ticket from the machine. Turn left and you’ll find the spaces on the entrance level at the end of the row. If all spaces are full, you may end your trip in any unreserved space.
Each space fits two vehicles, so remember to pull far enough forward to allow a second car2go to park behind you. Be sure to leave the ticket on the dashboard for the next member. Once you’re ready to go, hop on the WallyPark shuttle and head to your terminal.
Sea-Tac Arrivals: Once you land, open the car2go app and reserve a vehicle, then go to the “Buses, Shuttles, and Courtesy Vehicles” area located on the third floor of the Sea-Tac parking garage at Islands 1 and 3. Please note that there are 3 different WallyPark shuttles but only one goes to the car2go parking lot. You’ll need to take the WallyPark shuttle that reads “Premier Garage or Garage” on the LED sign. This shuttle runs every 5 minutes during peak travel time. Otherwise, you may call 206-455-9611 to request a shuttle (Wally Park is 24/7).