Bruges is a compact city, made for people. The use of motorized transport in the historic city centre is discouraged. There are a number of outlying car parks within easy walking distance of the centre where you can park free of charge. A little further away are the park&ride cark parks, also free, from which you can reach the centre by bike or public transport. For these car parks, please check here.
A blue zone has been created around the city centre. You can park free of charge for a limited period in this blue zone (max. 4 hours) between 9.00 a.m. and 6.00 p.m. Always remember to use your parking disc!
Between 9.00 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. above ground parking in the city centre is limited in time (min. 30 min. and max. 4 hours) and metered, also on Sundays and public holidays (1st hour: €1.80; 2nd, 3rd and 4th hours: €2.40; max. €9 for 4 hours). Payment can be made via an SMS/text message, using the 4411 app (only for Belgian mobile phone numbers) or by cash or bank card at one of the parking ticket machines. The correct number plate of your car must always be entered into the machine.
Parking in the city-centre is unlimited and most cost-effective at one of the two central car parks: Centrum-Station (in front of the railway station) and Centrum-’t Zand. Both are situated within easy walking distance of the Market square or else you can use one of the city buses operated by ‘De Lijn’ . The bus transfer (max. 4 people per car) from the Centrum- Station car park to the city centre and back is included in the price of the parking ticket.
Please check here for all metered public car parks in the city centre and the rates applicable.
If you’re staying in Bruges, ask about the parking facilities at your accommodation in advance.