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The center of Brugge is very expensive when it comes to parking for a long time.

Keep reading the article to get the best parking tips in Bruges to save time and money. You can spend the money you save on a boat ride though Bruges’ picturesque canals or on a Brugse zot!

General parking rules in Bruges

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As you can see on the map all the streets in Bruges are orange zones.

To park in the orange zones, you have to pay every day of the week, from 9am to 8pm. You are allowed to stay parked for a maximum of 4 hours.

Parking in an orange zone for 4 hours will cost you 9€.

In this article you will find many more interesting parking spots.

Park at the outskirts of Bruges

In the center of Bruges, you have to pay everywhere in order to park.

However, at the outskirts of Bruges, there a couple of streets where you can park for free and with no time limit as well as several P+R parking.

Here are our tips to park for free:

Buiten Gentpoortvest

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As you can see on the map, Buiten Gentpoortvest is situated along the ring of Bruges.

Walking from there to the Grote Markt, will take you approximately 16 minutes.

You can also take the bus 1 or 11 from stop Brugge Katelijnepoort to Brugge Dijver. The trip takes 11 minutes.

Buiten Boninvest

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Buiten Boninvest is also situated along the ring of Bruges.

From there you can reach the city center either via Katelijnestraat or via Gentpoortstraat.

  • Via Katelijnestraat:

If you choose to go by foot, its 21 minutes away from the Grote Markt.

By taking bus 11 of 12 from Brugge Katelijnepoort stop to Brugge Dijver, you can get there faster. The trip takes 13 min approximately.

  • Via Gentpoortstraat:

By foot it will take you approximately 20 min and roughly about the same time to get there by bus.

Vaartdijkstraat

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Not very far away from the station, you can park your car at Vaartdijkstraat.

You can get to center of Bruges by walking (22min), however the best option is to walk to the Station and take one of the many busses that go to the center by getting to the station.

Walking to the station takes between 5–10 minutes.

From Brugge Station stop you can get one of the busses and get of in Brugge Markt or in Brugge Dijver depending on the bus you took. This takes between about 5 minutes to get there.

P+R Parkings

If you need to leave your car for a couple of hours or days, you may park your car for free and with no time limit in one of the P+R parkings that Bruges counts.

P & R Steenbrugge

This parking is situated at the end of the Baron Ruzettelaan and counts 185 parking spots.

To get to the center of the city, take bus line number 20 or 21 from Assebroek Park & Ride Steenbrugge stop and get off at Brugge Station. Getting to the station takes approximately 22 minutes.

From Bruges’ station you can either take another bus that will take you to the center of the city either walk (8min).

P & R Jan Breydel

This parking is situated at the Jan Breydelstadium in the Olympialaan and counts 100 parking spots.

Getting to the center of the city from there is quite easy. Take the bus at Sint-Andries Kerk stop and get off at Brugge Station. This will take you 20 minutes.

Here again, you can either take another bus to get to the center of Bruges or walk (8min).

P & R Boogschutterslaan

This is the P+R parking closest to the center of the city.

You will find this parking in the Boogschutterslaan, near the church of Sint-KruisThere’s another parking lot, just a little bit further at the sportclub Brughia, next to the Studio Hall.

To get to the center of the city, take bus number 16 from Sint-Kruis Mariawende or bus number 6 or 16 from Sint-Kruis Kerk stop and get off at Brugge Stadsschouwburg. This only takes 10 minutes.

Park in Bruges during the day

Although the center of the city is very expensive to park and the free alternatives are generally situated 20 min away by foot from the center of the city, Bruges has two parking alternative that are very affordable.

You can park at Station Brugge parking or at Oesterparking.

Be careful not to lose your parking ticket, or this will cost you 20€ per day !

Station Bruges Parking

  • Chantrellstraat 42–62, 8000 Brugge

One of the best tips to park at the lowest cost possible, is to park at Bruges’ Station Interparkings.

Parking there for a day will cost you 3,50€ ! (from the 5th hour)

Plus: Included in the price is the bus ride to the center of the city and back to the parking. (Also valid for the other 3 passengers with you).

More info over parking Station Brugge here.

Subscription to the parking possible. More info in the section Interparking Subscription.

Oesterparking

  • Koning Albert 1 laan, 8000 Brugge

The Oesterparking is another great and cheap solution to park near the center of the city.

Its located just behind the train station of Bruges. To get to the center of the city, just walk through the station.

You can either walk to the center, which takes approximately 8 minutes or take one of the many busses.

Parking there for a whole day will cost you 2,5€. However, the bus ride is not included in the ticket.

More info over Oesterparking here.

Subscription to the parking possible. More info in the section Interparking Subscription.

Other parking options

Bruges counts many other parkings as well (Centrum t’ Zand, Pandreitje, Katelijne, Zilverpand, Biekorf).

The maximum it will cost you for parking there is 8,70€ (from the 8th hour).

Note that in these parking you are allowed to pay by 15 minute after the first hour you have parked.

More info over the other parkings here.

Parking in the evening in Bruges

Going out to meet some friends in the center of the city ?

Parking at night in Bruges won’t cost you a fortune !

You can either try to find a parking spot in the center of the city or park in a parking.

As said previously, parking in the streets is free as from 8pm until 9am. However, bear in mind the chances are high that you won’t be finding a parking spot during the weekend.

Parking in a parking is thus a good option and the prices are really affordable in the evening.

Station Bruges

If you have a Pcard+, parking there will cost you 2,25€ if you stay more than 4h.

The evening fares begin from 7pm to 7am.

See in the section Interparking PCard+ below, the advantages of having a PCard+.

Other parking options

In all the other parkings (Centrum t’ Zand, Pandreitje, Katelijne, Zilverpand, Biekorf) parking there will cost you 3€ if you stay more than 3 hours. The evening fares begin from 6pm to 7am/at 6pm until 7am.

Note that for parking Katelijne, special fares exist for student (day and evening classes). Parking will cost you then 1,25€ for 4 hours.

Shop&Go in Bruges

This tip will be the more useful to Bruges’ residents.

If you need to quickly make a purchase, you are allowed to park 15 min for 0,10€. You can park anywhere where parking is allowed in the center of the city.

In some shopping streets, you will find some outlined parking spots for parking shortly.

Interparking’s Pcard+

If you are using Interparking frequently, you might want to consider asking for a Pcard+.

Some of the advantages of having a Pcard+ are reductions in a selection of parking up to 10% and a reduction to/in evening fares.

You will pay between 3€ and 5€ at the most in the evening in most Interparkings.

Plus: You have the right to park for free for 30 minutes in the P1, P2 and P3 parking at Brussels Zaventem Airport.

By linking your credit card to your Pcard+, you won’t be needing a parking ticket anymore or wait in the queue.

Ask for your PCard+ and read over the other advantages here.

Visiting family or friends living in the center of Bruges

Going to visit family or friends living in the center of Bruges ?

There’s a great tip to know regarding parking when you go visit residents of Bruges./this tip is great to know if you go to visit often !

Residents of the center of Bruges are allowed to ask visitors codes. These codes allow you to park for 4 hours for a cost of 1€, from 9am to 8pm.

Such codes can be bought by 10 pieces. Residents can buy at the most 90 codes per year.

When visiting, you can ask your family or friend to use one of these codes.

How does it work ? Send a message to 4411 with your visitors code and your plate number such as “BRG123456789 1ABC123”. (cost: 0,15€ by message send to activate the code)

You can use theses codes in al streets where parking is allowed except for

  • Ezelstraat
  • Geldmuntstraat
  • Gentpoortstraat (except at the height of numbers 62–64)
  • Hoogstraat
  • Katelijnestraat
  • Langestraat
  • Mallebergplaats
  • Mariastraat
  • Noordzandstraat
  • Philipstockstraat
  • Smedenstraat
  • Stationsplein
  • Steenstraat
  • Vlamingstraat (part between Markt and Academiestraat)
  • Zuidzandstraat.

To get the codes the resident needs to go to ‘het Huis van Bruggeling

More info over visitors codes here.

Interparking Subscription

Station Brugge

  • Chantrellstraat 42–62, 8000 Brugge

Subscription

  • for people working in the center of the city for € 20,00/month (+ free bus ride to the center and back to the parking)
  • for people with an NMBS subscription for € 25/month, € 62,50/3 months en €250/year
  • subscription for a month: 50€
  • Cambio car available
  • voertuigen ter beschikking via Cambio.

Oesterparking

  • Koning Albert 1 laan, 8000 Brugge

Subscription for a month: 25€

Biekorf Brugge

  • Naaldenstraat 8, 8000 Brugge

Subscription for a month: 66€

Zilverpand Brugge

  • Via Zilverstraat and Dweersstraat, 8000 Bruges

Monthly subscription

  • for residents: 45€
  • for employees: 50€

Centrum t’ Zand Brugge & Katelijne Brugge

  • ‘t Zand, 8000 Bruges
  • Katelijnestraat, 8000 Bruges

Monthly subscription

  • for employees: 50€
  • for others 24/24: 66€

Pandreitje Brugge

  • Gevangenisstraat 10, 8000 Bruges

Monthly subscription

  • for residents: 66€
  • for employees: 50€

Over to you

Parking in the center of Bruges can be very expensive if you don’t know where to park.

We hope that our tips and tricks have helped you out !

If you want more information over parking in the streets of Bruges, don’t hesitate to explore the interactive map of cPark.

Have we forgotten to mention one of your best parking tips in Bruges ? Please leave a comment below.