At the gates of Brussels, you will find 7 parking called 'Transit Parking'. Parking Lennik-Erasme, Ceria, Stalle, Herrmann-Debroux, Delta, Roodebeek et Crainhem.
These parkings are meant to discourage drivers entering the center of Brussels by car. All of them are free and without time limitation except for Parking Ceria.
- Free Parking to go carless in Brussels
- Park for free at the Cinquantenaire
- Park nearby the European District
- Park nearby the European Parliament
- Park nearby Brussels North Station
- Park in the heart of Brussels
- Spend more on your shopping, less on your parking
Free Parking to go carless in Brussels
Public transport will bring you to the city center in a couple of minutes. Below you will find all info over the different parkings.
If you like biking, you will be pleased to know most of the parkings have a locker for a maximum of approximately 20 bikes. This way you can Ride a bike to go from the parking to where you need to be in Brussels.
Here you will find all useful information about the parkings:
Park for free at the Cinquantenaire
This TIP is very useful if you live in Brussels or if you are occasionally going to Brussels by car.
You can park for free at the foot of the 'Arc du Cinquantenaire' with no time limit. It is just minutes away from Merode and Schuman Metro stations. Neat, right?
Plus, you can enjoy a nice walk in the Parc du Cinquantenaire.
Park nearby the European District
If you need to be close to Brussels Schuman Station, you can park around Square Marie Louise and Square Ambiorix.
All around these two squares, you will find many Blue Zone streets. In those blue zones, you can park for free for a max of 2h with a parking disc from 9 a.m — 18 p.m (from Monday to Saturday).
If you need to park for a longer period, you can park at Rue Belliard. You can park for free without time limit.
You can take the Metro at Schuman or Maelbeek.
Big Plus, you are only feet away from the European Quarter, for both options.
Park nearby the European Parliament
Near Brussels Luxembourg station, you can park at Avenue du Maelbeek between Rue du Cornet and Rue Gray.
In Avenue du Maelbeek, you can park freely and without time limit.
At a 9 minutes walking distance from the Station, this is a good place to leave your car if you need to be in Brussels' city center.
You can either take the train to another station, walk until Maelbeek to take Metro line 1 or line 5 or take one of the many busses.
Park nearby Brussels North Station
Not far away from Brussels North Station, you can find a Blue Zone parking spot in Chaussée d'Anvers.
The street is a Blue Zone between Boulevard Simon Bolivar and Avenue de la Reine.
Depending on where you are going to park, the street is situated 7 to 15 min walking distance from the station.
If you want to be the closest to the station, try parking the closest to Boulevard Simon Bolivar.
Park in the heart of Brussels
You need to be in the neighborhood of the Sablon or just Brussels Central? Here are a couple of tips that will come in handy.
Rue des Tanneurs is a Green Zone*. It's situated at a 15 min walk from Central Station and 14 min from the "Sablon".
You could also go for Rue de la Samaritaine, which is situated in a Green Zone, however a little bit further away (9 minutes walk to Central Station and 6 minutes to the Sablon)
Spend more on your shopping, less on your parking
If you plan to go on a shopping spree in Rue Neuve, you should know that at only 10 min away, there are a couple of Blue Zone streets.
The streets are Rue de l'Harmonie, Rue de l'Angle, Rue de l'Héliport, Rue Nicolay and Rue du Faubourg.
Even if you are a local, you might learn something here.
Several perpendicular streets to Avenue Louise are Blue Zones*. This means you can park by using your parking disc all days except from Sunday. Note however that this generally holds for the first part of the street.
Here's the list of the streets:
- Rue Lesbroussart
- Rue Châtelain
- Rue Paul Emile Janson
- Rue du Beau Site
- Rue Mercelis
- Rue Souveraine
- Rue Defacqz
- Rue Dautzenberg
- Chaussée de Vleurgat
- Rue du Président
- Rue de la Concorde
On the image, you can also see that some parallel streets Avenue Louise are dotted. Some parts of the street are Blue Zones some of the are Orange Zones.
The Orange Zone is a payable zone. The first 15 min. After that parking there will cost you €0,5 for 30 min, €1,5 for 1h, €4 for 2h and €7 for 3h.
These streets are the following:
- Rue Lens
- Rue de Livourne
- Rue de la Vanne
- Rue de la Longue Haie
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Parking your car in Brussels can rapidly become expensive. But like in every city, there are some hidden gems that will enable you to avoid that.
We hope the local parking tips listed above will help you out when moving around in Brussels. To get the most up-to-date parking info, you can always download Seety . It'll give you an interactive map of Brussels' streets, the rates and the regulations linked to them.
Are you a Brusseleir or a visitor and found out about another spot that we didn't mention? Leave it in the comment below and we'll add it to the article.
*Blue Zone = parking disc mandatory, max 2h, from 9 a.m — 18 p.m, from Monday to Saturday