You want to visit Toulouse, this city with a very rich historical heritage, but are wondering where to park?

Depending on where you decide to park, parking can be very expensive for just a few hours. To park cheaper, you need to know the general parking regulations of the city.

In this article, we give you all the good tips about parking in Toulouse so that you can make the most of your day!

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General parking regulations in Toulouse

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As you can see on the interactive parking map, on-street parking is paid for everywhere in the city-center of Toulouse, from Monday to Saturday. Paid streets are represented by the streets in red (most expensive), orange (normal rate) and yellow (cheapest).

Note that you can benefit from 30 minutes of free parking in the orange zones on the map.

Favour the blue (disc parking) and green zones, as these are free!

More information about parking regulations in Toulouse here.

Free parking near the Toulouse-Matabiau train station

If you plan to park near the Toulouse-Matabiau train station, several options are available to you.

At the Toulouse-Matabiau train station, you can park in a public parking Gare - Marengo - Indigo. However, these are expensive.

Fortunately, there are cheaper alternatives. Just 10 minutes walk away, you can park for free around the Rue des Champs Elysées.

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Free streets are shown in green on the map. Feel free to look on the map to see which is the best option for you.

Free parking near the Capitole and Rue Alsace-Lorraine - Shopping

If you want to stroll around the city centre of Toulouse or go shopping on Rue Alsace-Lorraine, you have several parking options.

You can park in one of the public parkings nearby :

If you are willing to walk 20-25 minutes, it is possible to park for free in the green zone near the Port Saint-Sauveur :

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Save the money you would have spent on parking and treat yourself instead!

Free parking near the Jardin des Plantes

Want to enjoy your day and go for a walk in the Jardin des Plantes?

Parking around the Jardin des Plantes is not free of charge. Parking for 4 hours will cost you about 6€.

A little further on, only 12 minutes on foot, you will find a free parking area (shown in green on the map), around the Avenue Crampel.

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Favour these areas and don't think about parked time!

Free parking - Les Abattoirs

If you are passing through Toulouse, you were probably planning to go to Les Abattoirs, a modern and contemporary art exhibition place in the city of Toulouse.

If you want to park your car in a secure place, the parking Saint-Cyprien - Indigo is only 5 min away.

If, on the other hand, you are looking for free parking, there is a green zone 12 minutes walk away, in the vicinity of the Avenue de Grande Bretagne :

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A good plan to save on the cost of your cultural visit!

Visit the City of Space - Free Parking

The city of Toulouse is no less than the European capital of the aeronautics ans spacial industry!

If you're just passing through, you're definitely going to visit Space City!

Fortunately for you, parking is free everywhere in the neighborhood (green zones), as you can see on the map :

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So don't hesitate to go there!


Parking your car in Toulouse can quickly cost you a lot of money. However, these good plans will allow you to park cheaper.

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