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Parking in Salzburg

Due to the geography of the city and the steadily growing amount of traffic, Salzburg City only has a limited amount of parking available. All parking areas in downtown Salzburg are short-term parking zones. A Tip: Leave your car at a P+R car park, then ride public transportation into the city center at a discounted fare!

P+R Parking in Salzburg

In Salzburg City, four Park & Ride car parks with a total of 4,000 parking spaces are available to you year-round. The combo ticket for € 15 includes the parking fee as well as an all-day pass for use of the entire public transit system for up to five people.

At the P+R car parks “Salzburg Süd”, P+R “Airport” and “Designer Outlet”, you will receive the combo ticket year-round, at P+R “Messe” in May, June as well as September, October and December.

Free parking & Shuttle to the historic district

Free parking at P+R Messe in July & August in combination with the Altstadt-Shuttle (bus number 18). Take the Altstadt-Shuttle for a direct 13 minutes ride into the historic district – and back!

  • July + August, every day
  • Altstadt-Shuttle runs from 9am to 6.30 pm (last departure from city center) every 15 minutes
  • in just 13 minutes from exhibition center to the historic district; nonstop
  • Altstadt-Shuttle ticket: € 3 adult. € 2 child (6-15 years); available from the ticket attendant

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Short-Term Parking Zones

  • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., parking fees are charged

  • Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., free parking – however, a parking disc is required

  • Maximum Parking Time: 3 hours

The short-term parking zones in Salzburg are indicated by signs located at the entrance and exit to all parking areas. The blue street markings, which are not required by law, are merely intended to help you find possible parking spaces.

Mobile Parking

You can also pay your parking fees to the City of Salzburg using your mobile phone. Aside from the convenience, it also has the additional advantage of being precise to the exact minute. Depending on your mobile carrier, minimal charges will apply for use of this service. Parking fees for the short-term parking zones in question are unaffected. Parking tickets can also be paid for using the coin machines located nearby.

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