Things You Need to Know About Getting Cheap Car Parking in Barcelona

Car on a Barcelona street in 1965 - unfortunately, Barcelona traffic isn't like this anymore. Copyright AndrewEick, Creative Commons License


If you’re driving a car around Barcelona, you’ll realize very quickly finding a parking space can be difficult, and parking is certainly not cheap. That’s why, if at all possible, it’s best to leave the car at home and come into Barcelona on public transportation. But, if having a car is vital, here’s what you need to know about finding the cheapest parking in the city.

Car Parks – There are numerous public car parks all around Barcelona, with rates between €1.70 to €2.50 per hour. As you can imagine, that can really add up if you’re going to be in the city all day, so only use these car parks as a last resort or for short periods of time.

Parking at Plaça Fòrum – If you’re going to be coming into Barcelona for a few days, you might want to think about getting a multi-day pass at B:SM at Plaça Fòrum. It’s one of the cheapest parking options in the city for up to 5 days for only €36,20.

Anything longer than that, and you’ll pay an extra 7 euros a day, which is still a cheap deal per hour compared to other parking lots. It also has 250 spaces, so you can usually find something, and is open 24 hours a day.

Barcelona Nord Station Car Park – Another cheap option is at the Barcelona Nord bus station car park. Just €17,05 for every day you stay. Plus, from here you can easily get all over the city, as well as onto the metro.

Park at Wellington Zoo – If you plan on spending some time at the zoo, go early in the morning when they open, enjoy the zoo, and then head off into the rest of Barcelona leaving your car behind on Wellington Zoo’s parking lot.

An entire day here is only €11,65 for up to 10 hours. Well worth the slight inconvenience of having to go back and pick up your car later.