If you arrive in Bratislava by car, you will find numerous underground and outdoor parking lots in the city center. Although parking on the side of the street is permitted, keep in mind that in the event of the violation of parking rules you may find a boot mounted on your vehicle or it may be towed away by a towing service. Visitors to the city are therefore advised to use one of the numerous parking lots.
In Bratislava, the city-wide regulated parking system operates in defined zones. The so-called Bratislava Parking Assistant is known under the abbreviation PAAS.
As a visitor, you pay for parking in Bratislava according to the hourly tariffs and controlled hours in individual zones. You can also park in the growing number of park-and-ride facilities and make use of the constantly improving public transport system or suburban rail services. The exception is subscribers, i.e., persons who do business or own property in a regulated zone.
In regulated zones, non residents pay an hourly rate according to the tariff for the given zone and time. It is possible to pay through mobile applications, ticket machines, or at points of sale. Information about the given zone and payment options are published online as well as on information boards in the streets.
If you do not have a resident card, paying for parking is easiest via one of the mobile applications involved in the project. Simply choose the app that suits you best.
Where to park
Parking for residents and non-residents is colour-coded on information signs in parking zones. Parking spaces are the same for both residents and non-residents, however, non-residents pay an hourly rate for parking after parking in these places at a paid time.
A blue PAAS sign indicates residential parking. The code PE 1 designates parking spaces for holders of resident cards for the Petržalka 1 zone.
A green PAAS sign indicates non-resident parking. A numerical code marks the given zone and is used for zone identification when paying. By scanning the QR code, you will be able to use a mobile application to pay for parking according to the hourly rate.
The objective of building park-and-ride facilities is primarily to reduce the volume of individual vehicle traffic headed for the city centre and residential zones and to enable visitors to park their cars outside of Bratislava directly adjacent to train stations in the towns and municipalities of the Bratislava Self-Governing Region, the Trnava Self-Government Region, or on the outskirts of the city, and then transfer to the city’s public transport system.
Within the Bratislava Self-Governing Region, several park-and-ride facilities are established, for example at the railway station e.g. in Malacky, Senec, Pezinok or Svätý Jur. For even better accessibility, several parking lots are located directly on the territory of Bratislava and visitors can change to public transport after parking.
Where to park in the zone?
In the zone, parking is possible exclusively in the areas which are designated for parking. Parking outside of them is prohibited.
In the zone, parking is available at:
a, parking places designated by traffic signs on the street (sign)
b, parking places, situated outside the street i.e.
• parking lots with organized operation (barrier systems)
• in large-scale parking garages, or in courtyard areas
What is the zone?
Zone with restricted traffic (hereinafter the “zone”)
The zone with restricted traffic is a designated area in the center of Bratislava, which is marked with traffic signs with the sign symbol standing prohibited. It includes a pedestrian zone marked by the vertical road sign.
You can find map of zone with restricted traffic HERE.
How to park in the street areas?
– Parking spaces on the street
– Parking lot with organized operation (on Dunajská Street)
Parking can be paid by purchasing a parking ticket in a machine. The obligation of payment is on weekdays from 8:00 am to 6 pm.
There are more than 50 parking ticket machines with credit card payment option in operation on the streets of the city center. The ticket machines communicate in five languages. Apart from Slovak, these include English, German, Hungarian and French.
An optional parking time length is possible on the parking ticket machines.
How does it work?
After payment of the basic 30 minutes for € 0.70 (minimum price of parking) the machine enables choosing your own parking time length according to the value of the coins inserted. In practice, this means that for every inserted 10 cents, the machine adds 5 minutes of parking. The time which the parking is paid to is shown by the machine on the clear graphic display. If this time suits the driver, he or she presses the green button and the machine prints him or her a parking ticket. The driver then places the ticket in a visible place behind the windshield of their vehicle.
If necessary, the driver can cancel the complete transaction by pressing the red button and repeating the selection again.
The coin acceptor accepts coins in denominations of 10c, 20c, 50c, € 1, € 2.
• Central Bus Station Nivy, Bratislava
www.slovaklines.sk/bus-parking, Capacity – 10 buses
• Parking lot at Passenger Port (Osobný prístav), Fajnorovo nábrežie 2
Mainly for cruise passengers, capacity – 10 buses
• Parking lot Litovská ulica (Street), Slávičie údolie
capacity – 9 buses
open nonstop, max. standing time 3 hours
Accessibility from the center: along the Danube embankment through Mlynská dolina or along Pražská and Brnenská Street through Patrónka and Mlynská dolina
Bus pick-up & drop-off points
Standing for a maximum of 10 mins is permitted at these stops
• Mudroňova ulica – Bratislavský hrad (Bratislava Castle)
• Rázusovo nábrežie – in front of and opposite of the Hotel Park Inn Danube
• Hurbanovo námestie – local transport stop
• Nábrežie arm. gen. L. Svobodu – near the Botel Pressburg and River Park complex
• Na Slavíne – Slavín Memorial
• Malá Scéna – in front of Malá Scéna Theatre
• Olejkárska (Street) – near Slovak National Theatre