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 Mechelen.


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 Mechelen.


Second step, is to find the most suitable way to pay.

Pay at the parking meter in Mechelen

As everywhere, you can directly pay at the parking meter in Mechelen.


This option may not be the most convenient, but it is usually the cheapest.

Pay your parking with an app in Mechelen

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 Mechelen several payment apps are available: 4411, Parkmobile and Yellowbrick.


Note that you should register first in order to use the different services.

4411

Pay your on-street parking with the 4411 app

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.>.

Parkmobile

Pay your on-street parking with the Parkmobile app

Parkmobile is another option in Mechelen.

  • Transaction costs of 0,30€
  • Start a new session and choose a zone code either by entering in manually or from the map
  • Note that if you pay by creditcard you will be charged an extra 3% of the total amount of the bill Convenient if you travel often in Flanders but has a low presence in Brussels (4 municipalities).

More info over Parkmobile here.

Yellowbrick

Pay your on-street parking with the Yellowbrick app

Last option to pay your parking in Mechelen. But be careful that this app has a registration cost of 10€.

  • Transaction costs of 0,30€
  • Start a new session and select the zone code you are in from the suggested list Yellowbrick has the biggest coverage in Brussels (8 municipalities) and one of the biggest one in Belgium.

More info over Yellowbrick here.

Pay your parking by text message in Anderlecht

Third option to pay your parking in Mechelen 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.

4411

Pay your on-street parking with the 4411 app

  • 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.

Parkmobile

Pay your on-street parking with the Parkmobile app

  • Transaction costs amount of 0,30€
  • Send an SMS to start/end the session to 4810
  • Note that if you pay by creditcard you will be charged an extra 3% of the total amount of the bill Don’t forget to register before sending your first SMS.

More info over Parkmobile here.

Useful information about parking in Mechelen