Even if there is sometimes a little increased traffic, driving in Vienna itself is usually not a problem, but parking is.
There are many sights in Vienna, but very few parking spaces.
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Short-Term Parking Zones
There are a comprehensive short-term parking zones in 19 districts of Vienna. Here you have to pay for parking and need a parking ticket (1.10 euros per half hour) or a parking sticker, but this only applies to residents of the respective district.
Parking time is limited.
Parking Ticket Sales
A parking ticket can be purchased at tobacco shops, petrol stations, cigarette vending machines, post offices, ticket machines in all Vienna underground stations as well as at the city's main cash desk and all city cash desks. Some shops and hotels also sell parking tickets.
Parking Ticket Validation
The purchased parking ticket must be validated by filling out the month, day, hour, minute and year sections and must be stuck inside behind the windscreen in a clearly visible place.
If you mistakenly fill in the parking ticket incorrectly, you must throw it away. Correction is not allowed.
Mobile phone apps such as Park Now and Parkingplacesearch.at find the next free parking space, show you how to get there using real navigation and inform you in advance about the costs.
In many cases, payment by mobile phone is also possible, for example with the easypark app.
There are paid multi-story parking garages all over the city, many of which are near train stations, tourist attractions or shopping centers. Prices start at 2.00 euros per hour and can go up to 4.80 euros per hour.
Park and Ride
Park and Ride parking spaces are located directly at many regional, S-Bahn and U-Bahn stations, not all of which are free.
Parking is free of charge outside short-term parking zones.
Since short-term parking zones apply during the day, it is possible to park for free during the night from 10:00 p.m. to 9:00 a.m. and on weekends around the clock. However, be sure to observe the regulations for Saturday parking on main and commercial streets.
In addition, free parking is possible in the 13th and 21st to 23rd districts.
If your car has been towed away, you can call police information center at +43 1 760 43 for information. Towing fees start at 270 euros.