Bruges is a compact city. The use of motor vehicles in the historic inner city is not recommended. Situated within walking distance from the city centre are different car parks where parking is free. Slightly further from the city centre there are some free of charge P+R parking facilities from where the city centre can be reached either using public transport, or by bicycle. For these car parks, please check here.
In the “Blue Zone” (the designated area surrounding the city centre) you may park for up to four hours without charge. Don’t forget you still need to display your parking disk!
Between 09:00 a.m. and 08:00 p.m. surface level parking in the city centre is limited in time (2 hours maximum) and is metered (€ 1.80 for the first hour, € 4.20 for 2 hours). Payment can be made either via sms, or using the app 4411, or making use of your bank card, or using cash money. In each of these cases, one has to register one’s correct licence plate number.
Parking in the city-centre is unlimited and most cost-effective at one of the two central car parks: Centrum-Station (railway station) and Centrum-’t Zand. Both are situated within walking distance of the Market square, but you can also use the bus transfer with ‘De Lijn’ between the parking Centrum-Station and the city centre (included in your parking fee for 4 passengers).
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.