Barcelona Car Parking

Parking your car in Barcelona

Parking in Barcelona, Spain can be a challenge due to the lack of parking space in some parts of the city, the many parking restrictions and since 2022 traffic restrictions in the city centre with LEZ, the low emission zone called here - ZBE.


Barcelona parking


Here are some tips to help you park more easily in Barcelona:

  • Use public car parks: Barcelona has many paid public car parks throughout the city. It is usually easier to park in these car parks than to look for parking on the street. You can use apps or websites to find public car parks near your destination, and check parking rates and opening hours.
  • Avoid restricted parking areas: Some parts of Barcelona, especially the city centre, have parking restrictions due to restricted parking areas (blue or green zones) reserved for residents or authorised vehicles. It is advisable to avoid seeking parking in these areas unless you are eligible to park there. Check the signs and markings to ensure that you are parking in an authorised area.
  • Use paid car parks: Barcelona has many underground pay car parks throughout the city. They can be a convenient option for parking, as they generally offer more spaces than surface car parks, although the rates can be higher. Look for underground car parks near your destination and check rates and opening hours.
  • Use public transport: Barcelona has an excellent public transport network, including the metro, buses and trams, which can be used to get around the city without having to worry about parking. You can park your car in a remote car park outside the city centre and use public transport to get to your destination.
  • Be aware of parking times: Paid parking times in Barcelona can vary depending on the area and the day of the week. Be sure to check the signs for permitted parking times and rates to avoid parking fines.
  • Use parking apps: There are several parking apps in Barcelona that can help you find available parking spaces and pay parking fees remotely. These apps can save you time and help you find parking spaces more easilybut they are more convenient for Catalans than for visiting foreigners.

Easy Barcelona parking: Our top tip

As you can see, the best way to park your car in Barcelona is to use the paid car parks and to book your car park in advance. This solution is not free, far from it, but parking your car in Barcelona has a cost in the whole city, as in many other capitals.

Our partner offers you more than 260 car parks, located in all areas of the city. Simply book online!

Discounted parkings by points of interest in Barcelona

Which are the different zones for parking on the street?

In Barcelona, on-street parking zones are generally indicated by road markings and signs. Here is an overview of the main on-street parking zones in Barcelona:

  • Blue Zone (Zona Blava): These are paid on-street parking zones, usually limited to a maximum of 2 hours. You must buy a parking ticket from the meters located in the zone and place it on your dashboard to indicate the start time of your parking. Rates and operating hours may vary depending on the zone and the day of the week.
  • Green Zone (Zona Verda): These are parking zones reserved for Barcelona residents who have a residential parking permit. Non-residents are generally not allowed to park in these zones, except during the specified hours indicated on the signs.
  • Yellow Zone (Zona Groga): These are parking areas for authorised vehicles only, such as delivery vehicles, emergency vehicles, taxis and public transport vehicles. Non-authorised vehicles are not allowed to park in these areas during the specified times indicated on the signs.
  • Loading and unloading zone (Zona de Càrrega i Descàrrega): These are parking areas reserved for vehicles loading and unloading goods. Vehicles other than loading and unloading vehicles are not allowed to park in these areas during the specified times indicated on the signs.

Final tips: It is important to note, for example, that parking rules and times may vary by area and day of the week, so it is essential to check local signs to ensure that you are complying with the current parking regulations. Also remember the new EPZ traffic rules before you head into the city centre; generally Monday to Friday nights are regulated.


Barcelona parking


How does booking a parking space in Barcelona online work?


Here's how buying your parking space, arriving at the car park and ending your parking works:

  • Parking search and selection: You can search and select a car park online using our parking reservation platform. You can choose according to location, price, opening hours, services offered, etc.
  • Reservation: Once you have chosen a car park, you can proceed with the online reservation. You can select the date and time of arrival, as well as the desired parking duration.
  • Payment: You will need to provide the necessary payment information to purchase the parking ticket online. This will include your credit card details or other accepted payment options.
  • Confirmation: Once you have made payment you will usually receive a booking confirmation by email with details of your booking, including instructions on how to access the car park.
  • Arrival at the car park: On the day of your booking you will arrive at the car park at the agreed time. Some car parks may have a number plate recognition system or QR code to access the car park, while others may require you to present your booking confirmation at the entrance.
  • Parking: Once inside the car park, you can park in the reserved space if you have booked a specific space, or in an available space if you have booked a time slot. Make sure you follow the rules and regulations of the car park regarding parking times, tariffs, etc.
  • Departure: When you are ready to leave the car park, you can leave by following the car park's indications and rules. Your space is already paid for, present the QR code or the recognition of your number plate is enough to open the barrier.

Park-and-ride facilities in Barcelona

There are a number of park-and-ride facilities on the outskirts of Barcelona. These parking lots allow you to park your vehicle and then use public transport to reach the city center. Here are some of the main park-and-ride facilities in Barcelona:

  • Parking Relais Vall d'Hebron: Located near Vall d'Hebron metro station (lines L3 and L5).
  • Parking Relais Zona Universitària: Near Zona Universitària metro station (line L3).
  • Parking Relais Sant Andreu Arenal: Close to Sant Andreu Arenal train station (lines R3, R4).
  • Parking Relais Can Cuiàs : Close to Can Cuiàs metro station (line L11).
  • Parking Relais El Maresme-Fòrum: Near El Maresme-Fòrum metro station (line L4).

These parking lots are well connected to metro, train and bus lines, making it easy to get to the center of Barcelona without having to contend with city traffic.

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  1. @Tatiana2023 - (28 Apr 2023 - 09:50)

    Hola Tatiana2023,
    Yes, you can book your parking at any time before you arrive in Barcelona.
    As soon as you know your arrival time, book online and your parking space will be waiting for you.
    Everything is done in real time.
    Enjoy your stay in Barcelona,

  2. same day booking - Tatiana2023 (27 Apr 2023 - 16:06)

    Can I book parking in Barcelona in the morning for the evening of the same day?
    I'm arriving in Barcelona but don't know which time yet.

  3. entrance - Chantal (7 Feb 2019 - 08:56)

    Could someone let me know how high the entrance is?

  4. place parking Parkimeter - Raphael (26 Nov 2016 - 11:02)

    J'ai réservé un appartement et parking a la Sagrada familia avec Parkimeter. Es ce que quelqu'un peut me dire si les places sont assez grandes pour un monospace et s'il y a autre chose à voir dans le quartier?

  5. Parking Vans - Jeremy L (14 Jul 2014 - 11:15)

    Is there anywhere in barcelona to park a large van - 2.7m tall and .9m long please

  6. parking place - Robert (13 Feb 2014 - 09:30)

    I'm looking for parking place for 2 cars since 20 july (sunday) to 25 july (friday morning). Have you got any? And if so, at what price?

  7. parking in BARCELONA - Rob Neely (20 Jan 2014 - 16:36)

    We have rented a flat in Barceloneta and need to park our car for nine days 19th Jan to 28th any advice ?

  8. parking in BARCELONA - Rob Neely (20 Dec 2013 - 12:30)

    We have rented a flat in Barceloneta and need to park our car for nine days 19th Jan to 28th any advice ?

  9. Parking - Stéphanie (4 Mar 2013 - 09:00)

    Bonjour, Nous sommes un groupe d'amis avec 2 voitures et nous souhaiterions avoir un parking pour 3 jours pas trop chers vers les ramblas fin mars début avril? Merci

  10. parking - valerie (26 Feb 2013 - 08:30)

    Bonjour je viens en vacances a carrer mas casanova. Quel est le parking le plus proche pour y laisser une voiture avec coffre de toit pendant 6 jours? Merci

  11. quel parking à barcelone - muriel (16 Jan 2013 - 00:30)

    bonjour, je vais venir à barcelone en auto, j'ai l'hotel Carrer Calella nº1, quel parking est le mieux situé pour me permettre de garer ma voiture pendant 4 jours pour pas trop cher ? pas de problème pour que j'utilise les transports en commun, merci de votre réponse

  12. PARKING - MARTINEZ (28 Oct 2012 - 08:45)

    Je viens à Barcelone du 5 au 8 nov, caller muntaner, quel est le parking sécurisé le plus proche ?

  13. parking viajeros - natalia (28 Aug 2012 - 09:00)

    En la zona de Sants esta Parking Viajeros,, muy bien comunicado, al lado del metro, y por 7 euros el dia. Antes de ir llamamos para ver si era cierto el anuncio, ya que todos los parkings que habíamos encontrado costaban mucho más.

  14. Stationement - ClaudeM (27 Aug 2012 - 08:15)

    Je visite Barcelone au mois de septembre prochain, et je veux savoir ou se trouve la gare pour les trains en direction de Barcelone à l'aéroport

  15. Parking - Stéphanie (2 Jul 2012 - 08:00)

    Bonjour j'aimerais avoir plus de renseignement sur le parking la Marina?? est ce quelqu'un connait les horaires? est il surveillé?

  16. Portal de parkings en Barcelona - (20 Feb 2012 - 00:45)

    Se de un portal de alquiler y venta de parkings exclusivo de la zona de Barcelona.

    se llama , hay más de 1.000 ofertas disponibles.

  17. Otras tarifas multidías - Lourdes Ribera (24 Jan 2012 - 10:00)

    Soy la responsable de marketing y comercial de los aparcamientos de BSM y quiero comentar que a parte de la información que proporcionan también :

    Tarifa multidías – P.R. Biomèdica y Litoral Port
    Si viaja en barco o hace turismo en coche, estacione su vehículo desde sólo 7€/día
    Si toma un crucero desde la ciudad de Barcelona o llega de turismo en coche, estacione su vehículo con total tranquilidad y a un precio mejor. En nuestros aparcamientos de Parc de Recerca Biomèdica, Litoral Port, si se acredita como viajero de crucero o dice que ha visto esta oferta en nuestra página web,podrá beneficiarse de condiciones muy ventajosas.

    Antes de retirar el vehículo, sólo es necesario que vaya al cajero automático con el tíquet y pague sólo 37,00€ para estancias de 1 a 5 días y 7€ por día adicional para estancias mas largas.

    P.R. Biomédica Litoral Port


    De 1 a 5 días
    37,00 €

    Día extra
    7 €

    *Precios con IVA Incluido.

  18. Aparcamientos con localizacion - Pedro (9 Jan 2012 - 16:41)

    Comparto con vosotros una web que te indica la localizacion de los parking en las ciudades:

  19. Parking Barcelona - Parquing (30 Sep 2011 - 11:30)

    Il ya un parking dans le centre de Barcelone où vous pouvez faire des réservations en ligne Minimum 24 heures ou jusqu'au lendemain. Sécurisé et bon marché à proximité du métro. Un service de taxi est également disponible.

  20. parking - david T. (15 Aug 2011 - 11:00)

    Parking pour 36,50 € de 1 à 5 jours et 7 € par jour supplémentaire.

    Ronda Littoral , Avenue du Docteur Aiguaduer (à coté de Biomedica ) .

  21. Parking à Barcelonne - Eric de Marmande le 10 Aout 2011 (11 Aug 2011 - 11:15)

    Concernant les parkings , je vous conseille d' aller e La Marina qui se trouve près du Port Olympique, forfait 5 jours pour 32 euros, facile d'accés et toutes commoditées, métro, bus, taxis etc

    Bon séjour

  22. parking - olivier 42 (17 Mar 2011 - 09:00)

    nous venons de passer 4 jours fantastique a barcelone,ou nous avions garé notre camping car au parking recommandé (avenue du litoral).
    le prix n'est pas de 17 €/jour mais de 30€ /jour
    pratique,tram a 50 metres,mais vraiment limite,vidange,eau,electricité,(toilette,douche dans un piteux etat.dommage car la ville est superbe

  23. Parking Barcelone - Parking Barcelone (4 Mar 2011 - 10:45)

    Pourrait-on m'expliquer où se trouve ce petit parking pas cher à côté de la Boqueria ? J'ai cherché aux alentours sur Google Earth et je n'ai pas trouvé... Merci d'avance :)

  24. aparcar - Vincenzo (8 Feb 2011 - 17:45)

    Hola estoy organizando el viaje para ir al FIB festival de Benicassim y como llego en Barcelona con el barco a las 11 de la tarde, sabeis aconsejarme un sitio donde aparcar mi coche con tranquilidad hasta la manana siguiente?

  25. se garer a barcelone - sylvie 26 drome (30 Jan 2011 - 14:30)

    bonjour étant en vacances a barcelone pour visiter la ville se garer est l enfer il y a un parking pas tres cher juste a coté du marché d ela boquéria petit mais accessible des ramblas a droite en descendant 1 euro70 les 2 heures

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