Zagreb is split into four parking zones, including those with parking time limits and zones or sections of zones with a particularly controlled parking charge system. Are you looking for a parking spot in Zagreb for your car? Continue reading to see what works best for you.

Parking outside Zagreb city center 

Parking in Zagreb may be challenging and pricey if you are not that attentive. As you approach closer to the city center, the prices of parking increase.

However, there are many neighborhoods outside Zagreb city where parking is really affordable or even free. So, if you’re planning on staying in Zagreb for a few days and you are renting a car in Zagreb, maybe you’d like to save some money and get a place outside the city center.

Neighborhoods outside Zagreb city center where parking is free

Neighborhoods where parking is free in Zagreb are the ones that are 20-minute driving away from the center. These include Dubrava and Ravnice on the eastern part of the city Vrapče and Stenjevec on the western part and Dugave, Sopot and Travno on the southern part of Zagreb. In parts of the town across the river Sava can be found a lot more neighborhoods where parking in Zagreb is free.

Parking in other neighborhoods outside Zagreb city center

As you are getting closer to the Zagreb city center, the prices of parking are rising. NEighborhoods such as Maksimir, Cvjetno naselje and Utrine fall into the third parking zone where a daily ticket costs 20 HRK for the entire day. Moving closer to the city center and you’ll end up in the second parking zone. Neighborhoods like Trnje and Kvatrić are parts of the second parking zone. And everything closer to the center from this point falls into the first parking zone.

Very helpful tip for finding out how much parking in Zagreb costs you depending on the street where you are staying is visiting the Zagreb Parking website and entering your street name. The website will tell under which parking zone the street is. If your street is not on the list, then you get to park for free.

Parking in Zagreb center 

The city of Zagreb is growing, and with it comes more traffic. It is becoming more difficult to obtain a parking spot for both automobiles and motorists, especially if we are talking about parking in Zagreb center.

If you are not careful, parking in Zagreb may be difficult and expensive. It gets more pricey as you get closer to the city center. Prices and regulations vary, so keep an eye out for changes.

We provide three parking alternatives: parking garages, public parking, and free parking in Zagreb center.

Parking garages in Zagreb center

In the city, there are numerous parking garages. You usually pay upon exiting the garage. Here is a list of the parking garages with the prices:

  • Lang Square Parking Garage 
    • Daytime, 08:00-21:00 – 7 HRK per hour
    • Night time, 21:00-08:00 – 1 HRK per hour
    • Full day – 55 HRK
    • 7-day parking ticket – 250 HRK
    • Charging station free.
  • Tuškanac Parking Garage
    • Daytime, 08:00-21:00 – 10 HRK per hour
    • Night time, 21:00-08:00 – 2 HRK per hour
    • Full day – 60 HRK
    • 7-day parking ticket – 200 HRK
    • Charging station free.
  • Kvaternik Square Parking Garage
    • Daytime, 08:00-18:00 – 6 HRK per hour
    • Night time, 18:00-08:00 – 1 HRK per hour
    • Full day – 30 HRK
    • 7-day parking ticket – 100 HRK
    • Charging station free.
  • Petrinjska Parking Garage
    • Daytime, 08:00-21:00 – 7 HRK per hour
    • Night time, 21:00-08:00 – 1 HRK per hour
    • Full day – 55 HRK
    • 7-day parking ticket – 250 HRK
    • Charging station free.
  • Garage Cvjetni
    • Daily, 12HRK per hour
    • 7-day parking ticket – 800 HRK
  • Importanne Parking Garage
    • Daily – 8 HRK per hour
  • Kaptol Centre Parking Garage
    • Daily – 8 HRK per hour
  • Branimir Center Parking Garage
    • Monday-Friday, 06:00-16:00 – 8 HRK per hour
    • Monday-Friday, 16:00-06:00 – 10 HRK per hour
    • Saturday-Sunday – 5 HRK per hour
  • Importanne Galleria Parking Garage
    • Daily – 8 HRK per hour

Prices may change so Autowill rent a car is not responsible for possible changes in prices.

Parking on the street in Zagreb city center

If the parking garage isn’t close, you can park your car on the street on the designated parking spot marked with white lines. Usually, it is very hard to find a spot and you have to be a bit lucky to find a good place to park. Parking on the street in the city center is pricy because it’s under the first parking zone.

If you don’t feel safe parking on the street, you can find a few public parking places in or near the center of Zagreb. One is located above British square and the other can be found behind Zagreb main railway station and concert hall Vatroslav Lisinski. 

Usually, parking during the daytime over the week is the best option as many people would be at work and the parking spots would be available.

Free parking in Zagreb center 

Some would say that parking for free in Zagreb city center is a myth but the truth is that such can be found but they do come with a bit of inconvenience. First of all, parking all throughout the city is free on Sunday with the exception of parking garages. Simply, parking on streets or in public parking lots is free on Sundays. But if you wish to find free spots to park in the center you need to go further. For instance, you can find free parking spots above British square but that includes around 20-minute walk from your car to the British square alone and another 10 minutes’ walk to the center.

Your best bet includes this part of the center. Go to streets like Zelengaj, Goljak or other nearby streets and you will be able to find a free place to park your car. However, maybe the safest and easiest choice is to park your car in the garage and avoid all the inconveniences.

Paying public parking in Zagreb center 

Payment must be made immediately after the car has been parked. You may pay at parking meters on the street or by sending a text message.

Using the Parking Meter to Pay

Please have your change ready because the parking meter only accepts coins in the denominations of 0.50, 1, 2, and 5 HRK. Purchase the parking ticket and display it prominently on your dashboard.

SMS-based payment

Send your license plate number (no spaces, for example ZG1234AO) to (+385) 70010X, where X is the zone number. Mobile charges apply. Parking is confirmed once you receive a return text message. You can find your zone on the beginning and on the end of the street on the sign. 

Paying for the parking via app

The app via which parking payment is available in Zagreb is called ZgPark. Install the app, enter your license plate and card details and you would be able to pay for the parking much simpler.

Parking zones in Zagreb 

With the exception of some particular categories, Zagreb Parking is separated into three zones.

Parking Zone I

Parking Zone I is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., and Sunday is FREE. 

The hourly rate is 12 HRK. Parking is limited to two hours and the cost of a full-day ticket is 100 HRK. You can also pay just for a half-hour parking spot at the meter or by adding #30 to the end of your license plate number (no spaces, for example ZG1234AB#30).

Parking Zone II

Parking Zone II is open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. On Sundays, parking is FREE.

The hourly rate is 5 HRK and parking is limited to three hours. The cost of a full-day ticket is 60 HRK.

Parking Zone III

Parking Zone III is open Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm. On Sundays, parking is FREE.

The hourly rate is 2 HRK and parking is not time-limited. The cost of a full-day ticket is 20 HRK.

Additional Zagreb parking categories

IV.1. zone from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the price of 5 HRK per day.

IV.2. zone from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the price of 10 HRK per day.

IV.2. zone from Paromlin 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the price of 10 HRK per day.

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