The parking system in Slovakia is modern offering different features to the car owners. You can pay via your mobile device. Some days (like a weekend) can be free of charge. Here is the review of parking prices in Slovakia.
The system of parking is more or less common for all Slovakian cities. There are parking areas offering different fees. The average price of parking is 60 cents. You can pay for this service via SMS-messages. In some cities you can pay using your credit card.
The main parking rules
Road signs “ways of parking”
Marking “ways of parking”
Special parking signs
Reserved parking place
Paid parking place
Additional information to “Paid parking place” sign
1) Name; longterm parking.
2) When this parking is paid.
3) The cost per hour.
4) Area name for the owners of parking cards.
5) Information for those who will pay via SMS.
6) QR code or URL for mobile app payments.
Regulated parking (the additional information about regulation is written on a special sign below this sign) for example:
From 8.00 to 18.00 the parking is free, from 18.00 to 8.00 1 EUR for inhabitants.
Marking “special parking marking”
Reserved parking place.
Parking prices in Bratislava
According to the current pricing, you will pay 0.60 EUR per 30 minutes of parking in the center of Bratislava. Car owners buy a special parking pass for 90 minutes, which costs 1.80 EUR. For the 24hour parking pass, you will pay 8EUR.
The parking in the center of Bratislava should be paid from 8.00 to 16.00. Before and after the parking is free of charge. The parking on the weekend is also free. You can see the whole list of streets where you can park your car on the official site bps.sk.
How to pay parking in Bratislava? There are three ways to do this. You can pay via a special is a special desk or via those who sell tickets. Another way is to use your mobile to buy tickets via SMS. Finally, you can use a special mobile app, which is very popular in Bratislava.
How to buy parking via SMS in Bratislava?
For 90 minutes pass you should enter BA (space)A4(space) your car number – and send all this to 2200.
A 24-hour pass can be paid by entering BA(space)A8(space) your car number – and send all this to 2200.
The parking policy is going to change in Bratislava. The residence will be very important. If this happens in the future, we are going to update the article.
Trnava parking prices
All city roads are divided into three groups. Car drivers pay for parking during the working days only from 8.00 to 18.00. The parking is free on Saturdays and Sundays. A parking pass can be bought via SMS.
Hourly price in the A area is 50 cents. You can buy a parking pass via SMS. For the A area send SMS to 2200 in the following format: TTA(space)number of the car(space)period of parking (from 1 to 10 hours). The price of an hour is 60 cents.
In the B area, the price of a parking hour is 20 cents if you pay via a special desk. To pay the parking via SMS you need to send a message to 2200 in the following format: TTB(space)number of the car(space)number of parking hours (from 1 to 10). The price of one hour of parking for this payment method is 30 cents.
The parking in the C area is free for the first hour, the second hour costs 20 cents. If you stay for three hours or more, the parking will cost 50 cents per hour.
Parking prices in Nitra
Nitra has two parking areas. The first costs 65 cents per hour and every additional hour costs 1.25 EUR. The second area costs 25 cents per hour and each additional hour costs 65 cents.
You can pay parking via SMS. To do this you need to send a message to 2200 in the following format: NR1(space) number of the car(space)the number of hours(space) or NR2(space)car number(space)number of hours.
Trenchin parking pricing
Trencin parking should be paid in working days (area A) all year even during the weekend and holidays. The price is high as compared to other cities. In the A area, you should pay 2EUR per hour. The highest price is 18EUR per day (should be paid from 9.00 to 24.00). In the B area, you should pay 1 EUR per hour and a maximum of 9EUR per day (from 8.00 to 18.00). As for the other areas, you will pay 60 cents per hour and the maximum rate is 5.40EUR per day.
Parking pricing in Zilin
There are three parking areas here. In the A area, you pay 1.50EUR per hour and 2EUR per each additional hour of parking. IN the B area, the cost of parking is 80 cents for the first hour and 1.6EUR for each additional hour. The C area is the cheapest as you pay 50cents for the first hour and 1EUR for each additional hour. There is no option of buying pass via SMS.
Banska-Bystrica parking pricing
There are three areas of parking here. If you are parking in the 1st parking area your hourly rate is 1.20EUR. in the 2nd area, you should pay 60 cents per hour. In the 3rd area, the rate is 1.20EUR per day. You can pay via SMS. To do this you need to send an SMS to 2200 entering the city abbreviation BB, the number of the parking area (A1, A2, A3), car number. Example of the SMS message: BB(space)A1(space)car number.
Presov parking pricing
There are four parking areas here. You need to pay 1EUR for the red one per hour, 70 cents per hour for parking in the orange one, and 35 cents per hour for parking in the green one. The blue area costs 20 cents per hour. If you buy and SMS pass, your parking will cost 4 cents per hour higher depending on the area.
Kosice parking prices
There are thousands of places for parking in the city. The parking is divided into four areas. The parking with entrance barrier allows your to stays for 30 (1 and 2 areas) and 60 minutes (3 and 4 areas) for free. The main rate is 0.75 EUR per half an hour in the first area, 50 cents for half an hour in the second area, 25 cents per half an hour in the third and fourth area.
The ticket costs 9 EUR per day in the most expensive area. You will pay 6 EUR per day in the second area, 3 EUR per day in the third area, 2EUR per day in the fourth area. If you use SMS, send the message to 2200 indicating abbreviation KE, number of the parking area (A1, for example), car number.
The price for parking is higher if you are paying via SMS:
- For the A1 area, the rate is 1.80EUR (60 minutes)
- For the A2 area, the rate is 1.20EUR (per hour)
- For the A3 area, the rate is 0.30EUR (per 30 minutes)
- For the A4 area, the price is 0.60EUR per hour. The fourth SMS will prolong the parking for the whole day.
- For the A5 the rate is 60 cents (60 minutes, 4 hours maximum, Mon-Sun including holidays from 7.30 to 16.00)
Poprad parking prices
There are three parking areas in Poprad. Area 1 costs 50 cents per 30 minutes. If you buy parking via SMS, it will cost 1EUR per hour. Area 2 costs 30 cents for 30 minutes. For the SMS pass, you will have to pay 60 cents per hour. The third area is the cheapest. You will pay 30 cents per 30 minutes and 60 cents per hour if you buy SMS pass.
Parking pricing in Martin
The parking in the center of the city is free for the first hour. For each additional 30 minutes, you will pay 50 cents. In the wider central area parking costs 30-50 cents per 30 minutes and 40-50 cents per additional thirty minutes. SMS parking costs 40 cents, 1EUR or 1.20EUR per hour depending on the area.
To pay parking via SMS you need to send a message to 2200 in the following format: MT(space)area code(space)car number. For example MT A1 MT123AB.
Zvolen parking pricing
The parking is divided into three areas here. The central area costs 1EUR per hour. There is private parking costing less. For parking in the second area, you will have to pay 50 cents. In the third area, parking costs 1EUR per day.
If you want to pay your parking via SMS you can enter the city abbreviation ZV, the number of the parking area (A1) and the car number. For example ZV A1 ZV123CD. Send your message to 2200.
How to find parking in the city?
All parking places are always marked with a blue sign with a P letter. Below the sign, you can find the exact time frame when the parking is allowed. Paid parking places are frequently located behind the sign prohibiting parking, but this means that you can stay here as you are going to pay. This prohibition sign is for those who have not bought any tickets.
If you have parked in those special areas but have not paid your stay, the police can block the right forward wheel of your car and penalize you.
What to do if the police have blocked your wheel?
If there are no police officers around and they have left a special sheet of paper on your car, you need to immediately contact the city police via the telephone number you will see on this paper. They will come to unblock your wheel and you will pay the fine.
The minimum fine is 10EUR, in case of a more serious violation, police have the right to increase the fine.
What to do if your car is evacuated?
If you haven’t found your car when you have arrived at the parking place, contact the police first via 158. The responsible person will tell you the company who is responsible for this area and give you instructions on where to take your car back and how much you have to pay for evacuation and fine. Evacuation in the capital costs 99EUR and the fine is 50EUR depending on the level of violation.