Parking in Wroclaw

written by Maciek Bogdanski

When it comes to parking, Wroclaw is one of the most expensive cities in Poland. Leaving the car in the city centre may cost you even 7,7 PLN/hour. Below you’ll find the most important information about parking in Wroclaw, including some free parking in Wroclaw city centre.

Wroclaw parking zones

There are three parking zones in Wroclaw. In all of them, you need to pay for leaving your car during the day, the exact hours depending on the zone. You don’t need to pay for parking if you drive an electric or hydrogen-powered car.

Ways of paying the parking fee in Wroclaw parking zones

There are two ways of paying for parking in Wroclaw:

In the parking machine

Parking machine accepts cash (coins 0,10 PLN to 5 PLN), bank cards and Blik (electronic payment supported by almost all Polish banks). To pay using the parking machine, you need to enter the plate number, then either set the time (if paying by card) and insert/touch the card, or insert coins until you reach the desired time. Remember to take the ticket and place it inside your car in a visible place.

If your vehicle registration number is 5 digits – enter the characters 00 (two zeros) at the end.
if your vehicle registration number is longer than 7 digits, do not enter the remaining characters

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Using mobile phone

You may pay using two Apps: Skycash and Anypark. In both cases, you need to register and enter your details, including your plate number and your card details. You should also mark your car with their sticker (Skycash sticker, Anypark sticker), but a piece of paper signed Anypark or Skycash should be enough. Paying with those Apps is convenient, as you may use a start/stop option and pay exactly for the time that your car is parked.

Wroclaw parking zones
Wroclaw parking zones. Source: https://spp.zdium.wroc.pl/

An interactive map may be found here.

Downtown parking zone A

This zone is the most expensive one, and covers the strict Wroclaw city centre, inside a ring made of streets: Grodzka, Nowy Swiat, Kaziemierza Wielkiego, Swietej Katarzyny and Piaskowa. Parking here is paid 7 days a week from 9.00 to 20.00

Parking fees are:
7 PLN for the first hour of parking;
7,3 PLN for the second hour of parking;
7,7 PLN for the third hour of parking;
7.00 for the fourth and each subsequent hour of parking.

Downtown parking zone B

This zone covers the area outside the main ring of Wroclaw. Parking here is also paid 7 days a week from 9.00 to 20.00, but is a bit cheaper:
5 PLN for the first hour of parking;
5,2 PLN for the second hour of parking;
5,50 PLN for the third hour of parking;
5 PLN for the fourth and each subsequent hour of parking.

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Parking zone C

This zone is located outside the strict city centre, outside zones A and B (blue area on the map)

Parking here is paid from Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 18.00 and is significantly cheaper:
3 PLN for the first hour of parking;
3,1 PLN for the second hour of parking;
3,4 PLN for the third hour of parking;
3, PLN for the fourth and each subsequent hour of parking.

Wroclaw Parking zone fines

Not paying the parking results in a fine of 200 PLN. A fine for exceeding the paid parking time is 140 PLN in zones A and B, and 80 PLN in zone C. All fines are reduced by 50% if paid within 7 days.

Free parking in Wroclaw

Even though it’s difficult, you may also find some free parking places in Wroclaw city centre. Remember to double-check the roadsigns to make sure it’s still for free – this may change as more and more tourists come every year to Wroclaw. Parking is free in the following locations:

  • part of parking at pl. Powstancow Warszawy 1 Street, entrance from Plac Spoleczny
  • parking at Jana Styki/Wojciecha Kossaka Street (near Panorama Raclawicka)
  • parking at Aleja Slowackiego Street
  • Podwale Street (close to Orlat Lwowskich Square)

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