Madrid is Spain’s financial and political capital. Driving in Madrid is chaotic and parking is problematic. Our advise is to park your car on the outskirts of the city and take the cheap and fast public transport to the city centre.
WARNING: Non-residents are not allowed to enter the inner city of Madrid. If you do, you will be automatically fined severely for this abuse.

What to see in Madrid

Interesting places to visit are : Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional Centre de Art Reina Sofia, Royal Palace, City Hall, Catedral de la Almudena, Calle de Alcala, Puerto de Alcala, Puerto de Europa a.s.o.

Parking in Madrid

On-street parking is set in the blue and green zones in the centre of Madrid.
The green zone is primarily for residents of that specific zone with a special permit. Visitors to this zone are allowed to stay for a maximum of 1 hour.
The blue zone is set fot residents as well as non-residents. The maximum time limit you can park in this zone is 2 hours.

On-street parking in Madrid

Chargeable parking applies in the city centre of Madrid :
• Monday-Friday between 09.00-20.00 hours
• Saturday between 09.00-15.00 hours
• Maximum parking duration : 1-2 hours, pending on the zone.

Parking rate on-street parking in Madrid

• green zone (max 1 hour) : € 2.05
• blue zone (max 2 hours) : one hour € 1.15, 2 hours € 2,70
Please note that chargeable parking apply in August on Monday-Saturday only between 09.00-15.00 hours.

P+R doesn't exists, however on the outskirts of Madrid you can park for free. From here you can travel to the city centre with metro or train within 10-20 min. Longer at night when trains are less frequent.

Car parks in Madrid

If you prefer long-term parking in the centre, the car parks are the best options. The parking rates : € 2,35-2,95/hour, daily maximum € 31.60. Read more.

Other cities in Spain

If you like to read more about the parking facilities and parking rates in more towns in Spain, please click on the picture of the city below