On-street parking can be a bit confusing. Indeed, each city has its own rules and payment methods.
Here under, you’ll find everything you need to know about on-street parking payment in Leuven.
First step is to find the most advantageous parking area near your destination. For that, Seety can help. This free app displays all on-street parking information on an interactive map (free areas, prices, schedules, max stay..).
Some cities allow to park for a few minutes for free. The downside though is that you have to take a ticket to the parkmeter. Check here whether you can benefit from free minutes in Leuven.
Second step, is to find the most suitable way to pay.
Pay at the parking meter in Leuven
As everywhere, you can directly pay at the parking meter in Leuven.
This option may not be the most convenient, but it is usually the cheapest.
Pay your parking with an app in Leuven
Paying with an app might be more convenient although a bit more expensive than parking at the parking meter. You don’t need coins and no more rushing to the meter to extend your time. Additional benefit, you only pay the actual time of your stay, thus per minute, which is not the case when you pay at the parking meter. Don't forget to stop your parking session though !
In Leuven the 4411 app is available.
Note that you should register first in order to use the different services.
Payment app with the biggest coverage in Belgium.
- Transaction costs of 0,25€
- Start a new session and enter the zone code either manually or with the localisation tool
- Note that if your phone operator is Proximus, Scarlet or Orange, you can add your parking fees to your operator bill
More info about 4411 here.
Pay your parking by text message in Leuven
Third option to pay your parking in Leuven is by sending an SMS. Usually more expensive than paying with an app but very handy if you have no smartphone or if you don’t want to install another app. You also pay per minute with this option. Don't forget to stop your parking session once you leave your parking spot.
- Transaction costs of 0,30€
- Send an SMS to start/end the session to 4411
Important fact: You don’t need to register beforehand if you have a Proximus, Scarlet or Orange as phone operator.
More info over 4411 here.