Parking your car in Barcelona can be a problem and expensive.
The Tyler Group Barcelona expat connections suggest avoid bringing a car into the city center. Instead try using the public transport system. The Barcelona metro system can take you almost everywhere that you need to go. If no metro goes to your destination then buses or taxis are easily available and offer a low-cost transport option.
But if you definitely need to park your car in Barcelona, then we give you some recommendations and a number of options:
Are you driving a foreign plated car?
Bear in mind that these cars are more often targeted for robbery. When driving makes sure that your doors and trunk are locked and windows closed or at least not wide open so someone could reach in and grab something of value.
To give you some peace of mind it is best parking your car in a car park with some form of security surveillance, even though car parks do not give guarantees of security.
Special parking rates
Multiday Rates (parking at Plaça Fòrum)
The parking B: SM offers parking for stays of 1 up to 5 days for only € 36.20, and for each additional day per 7 €.
Rate per day (parking in Estació Nord Barcelona)
This rate is ideal for travelers who intend to start their journey in Estació d’Autobusos (bus station) Barcelona Nord.This is a fee of € 17.05 per day. It is ideal for its location, near to Arc de Triomf.
Rate multihours (parking in B: SM Ona Glories – next to Les Glories shopping center)
If your stay is from 2 to 6 hours of parking you will pay the same amount as if it was 2 hours, only € 5.65. If your stay lasts between 6 up to 24 hours is applied to the equivalent of 6 hours of parking, which means € 17.10.
There is a fully serviced camping car parking at the entrance of Barcelona (Ronda Litoral Exit 24 Diagonal Mar) that for just 30 Euros per day you can have your camping car secured. The area is called the Forum.
In addition, B: SM also offers 3 parkings for campers/caravans and large vehicles:
- Mar Bella: Avinguda Litoral, 86 – capacity for 224 vehicles. WC Service.
Contact: +34 667 78 13 26
- Consell de Cent: Consell de Cent / Cartagena (41.4041 ° N 2.1834 ° E) – up to 24 vehicles capacity. Electricity service, disabled access, WC, card payment. Contact: +34 610 405 338
- Garcia Faria: Faria Pg Garcia, 71 – capacity for 178 vehicles up to 4.5 m in height. Utilities: electricity, safe, pay by credit card, disabled access, WC.
Contact: +34 93 356 09 17
Parking at the Airport
The T1 Barcelona airport has approximately 11.911 parking spaces and 12.500 for the T2.
Until 30 minutes €0,70
31 minutes to 60 minutes €1,11
1 hour €1,81
2 hour €3,62
4 hours €7,23
5 hours €9,03
6 hours €10,84
7 hours €12,64
8 hours €14,45
9 hours €14,45
Maximum price for up to 4 days €18,30
Maximum price for more than 4 days €14,65