Commutes, weekend getaways, errands, and Varsity runs just got easier in the Big Peach with Getaround’s seamless peer-to-peer carsharing services arriving in town.
Cars on the Getaround network are all equipped with our patented Connect™ device which provides users instant access to vehicles in the area. On Getaround drivers choose from a variety of car types, make a reservation by the hour or day, and unlock their car—all with the Getaround app on their phone. Likewise, owners who share their car on the platform make extra cash and never have to meet renters to exchange keys.
Getaround offers a new income opportunity for students or vehicle owners looking to make extra cash. And being home to the busiest airport in the world, travelers visiting Atlanta can avoid long rental car lines at Hartsfield-Jackson by booking instantly with the Getaround app.
Using Getaround is fun and easy and opens up a wealth of options for your commute, trip to Blue Ridge Parkway, productivity day, or pleasure drive to Augusta.
How carsharing on Getaround works
Start by downloading the Getaround app for iPhone or Android, and have your driver’s license ready for a quick verification process. Once approved you'll be able to browse cars available in your area, make a reservation, locate, and unlock your car with the app. You'll find that Getaround's technology makes carsharing convenient for drivers and effortless for owners.
With Getaround there are no rental lines, paperwork, membership fees, RFID cards, or meetups to exchange keys. Even better, Getaround drivers and vehicles are covered during trips by Getaround's $1M insurance policy and 24/7 roadside assistance. That means you can hit the road feeling safe and fully assured.
How carsharing reduces traffic
Did you know that every shared car takes 10 cars off the road? This was one of the key findings of an independent study by the University of California Berkeley Transportation Sustainability Research Center.
The impact of carsharing mitigates traffic in congested urban areas and also helps alleviate air pollution—another key finding of the study. In fact, the Center says that 1,000 shared cars can offset up to 50 million pounds of CO2 which means carsharing on Getaround is good for the neighborhood and environment.
Where to go now with Getaround
The Atlanta area is home to many great destinations just a short drive from the city; here are some of our favorites for the next time you get the itch to ditch town:
The fun and hip college town of Athens is just an hour and a half (72 miles) from Atlanta and is known for its restaurants, music venues, and student culture.
A couple hours away is Augusta, Georgia’s second oldest city. While best known for the Masters golf tournament held every spring, Augusta has much to offer visitors including great food and music. Check out the Augusta Museum of History for exhibits on the area's golf heritage and local music legend, the Godfather of Soul, Mr. James Brown.
For outdoor adventurers, the Blue Ridge Parkway offers hiking, fishing, and camping as well as scenic drives for those who prefer to soak up their view from a car.
Lastly, Amicalola Falls is another beautiful local spot for outdoor enthusiasts to discover the wonders of nature. Enjoy a picnic overlooking the falls or hiking for all levels on the network of well-maintained hiking trails.