DriveNow carsharing

Parking DriveNow - everything you need to know


    You can park a DriveNow to any public parking spot in Helsinki, excluding spots with short limitation (60 min or under, which are not many!). Also all of the residential spots are allowed as before.

    One of the best features of DriveNow is that parking is included in the price. Parking DriveNow is easy, especially now when we collected all of the tips under one page!


    You can park to any public spot in Helsinki with time limitation of 2 hours of more, residential spots and spots assigned to DriveNow. Following these 4 steps, you can’t go wrong when parking DriveNow.

    Remember that you are responsible for parking a DriveNow for 48h ours after your drive, so keep on eye on the street cleaning signs.

    You can end rental in the operating area


1. Public parking spots in Helsinki, with time limitation of 2 hours or more


2. Residential parking spots in zones A-O in Helsinki. Found all around Helsinki


3. Parking spots marked with letter Z in Helsinki. Those spots are allowed to car sharing cars


4. DriveNow’s virtual parking houses, found in the app


DriveNow has virtual parking spots - what are they?

  • DriveNow:n virtuaaliparkkipaikat.

  • Virtual parking spots are sport, that are not part of residential parking, but otherwise allowed to DriveNow cars. They are often a result of collaboration or a special deal - e.g.  Pohjola Hospital allows DriveNow parking in its premises.

    You can find virtual parking spots from the app with a special icon (see picture). Always make sure you are parking as instructed. E.g. Kellosaarenranta’s parking concerns only spots with Z sign, and in Iso Omena you have to park your DriveNow car to parking from floor 0. These special instructions are found in the app when clicking the icon.

    Virtual parking spots found from the city center are called premium parks. They allow you to park on the best spots of the city for a 4 € drop-off fee. Spots and the fee are clearly marked in the app. Premium parks can be found e.g. from Pohjoisesplanadi, Helsinki Railway station and next to Kiasma. 

Parking in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa


    Public spots with time limitation of 2 hours or more
    Residential spots (A-O)
    Z spots

    Here you can find the residential spots and public spots


    A – Kamppi

    B – Punavuori ja Eira

    C – Kaartinkaupunki
    Ullanlinna ja Kaivopuisto

    D – Katajanokka

    E – Kluuvi ja Kruununhaka

    F – Etu-Töölö

    H – Taka-Töölö ja Meilahti

    I – Kallio ja Sörnäinen  

    J – Alppiharju

    K – Vallila

    L – Ruskeasuo 

    M – Etelä-Haaga

    N – Lauttasaari 

    O – Munkkiniemi 









    Velodrom - whole parking lot 
    MTV Pöllölaakso guest park - marked with DriveNow sign
    Pohjola Sairaala - P2, outside park
    Maria 01 - Maria 01 main square's parking spots and Games Facory's parking spots. Other spots on the yard are not allowed
    Paloheinä parking area

    Parking is also allowed in front of OP's headquarter (Teollisuuskatu) - spots marked with DriveNow signs

    Kaari Shopping Centre - outdoor parking  allowed to DriveNow cars

    Premium parks with 3,99 € drop-off fee, pick-up free
    Mannerheimintie 14-20
    Töölönlahdenkatu 2
    Mannerheiminaukio (next to Kiasma)

    Länsisatama premium park. Drop-off fee 3,99 €. See the spot in the app.


    Säterinpuistotie 24h spots
    Rummunlyöjänkatu 24h spots
    Hevosenkenkä 4 in Leppävaara, spots allowed for car sharing
    Tapiola, spots in front of shopping centre Ainoa, spots allowed for car sharing (Note! Not the Qpark area)



    Leppävaara/Sello - spots allowed to car sharing, just next to the station
    Iso Omena - P, floor 0, entrance through Markkinakatu, branded spots are found left from the entrance. Note: Open Mon-Sat 04:30-00:30, Su 05:30-00:30
    Keilalahti - 24h spots in Keilalahdentie
    Otaniemi -  spots allowed with the permission of the university 20h or 24h 
    Prisma Olari - roof park




    Helsinki Airport - P5, 4th floor - how to get there.
    Jumbo - outside park

    More about parking here

Parking outside operational area

DriveNow’s operational area means area, where you can start and end your rental. But don’t you worry, you can of course drive around and stop even outside the operational area! When doing so, you must choose “Park’n’Keep” from the app, instead of ending rental. Park’n’Keep costs 0.30€/min. When parking the car, you must always take care of the possible costs.

General parking rules

Other rules you must take into consideration when parking.

Multilevel or underground parking garages, or spots behind barriers: No parking allowed. DriveNow car might loose the connection, when our staff has to come and move it (150€). 

Customer’s responsibilities: Remember that you are responsible for vehicle’s parking for 48 hours after ending rental. You must park the car in compliance with the current traffic regulations as well as other regulations applicable to the parking spot. It is not possible to end the rental outside the DriveNow Zone. Temporary parking outside the DriveNow Zone is at your own risk, and requires payment.