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Parking in Bern guide

A guide to parking in Bern – on streets, in parking lots and with sharing private spaces.

Here we explain all parking rules in Zurich: ranking of parking areas, the cheapest parking spots, the functioning of public paid parking zones, EV charging points – and it’s all divided by location.

 

Table of contents:

 

Rankings:

 

The cheapest in Bern

 

  • for short stay (4-hour stopover included)
    • x
  • for all day stay (8:00 – 00:00)
    • x

 

  • Paid parking zones:

 



 

Paid parking spaces in Bern:

 

 

Blue Zones

You can park in the “blue Zones” or blue parking areas in Zurich. It is free for a specific amount of time, usually 1 hour, depending on the time you arrive.

 

The general rules are limited from Monday to Friday between 8:00 – 19:00. If this restriction also applies on Sundays and public holidays, this is indicated on an additional board.

 

You mustn’t extend the parking time simply by moving the disc forward but not the car! If you do need to park for longer you actually have to leave the parking bay and then park again (in new space) – otherwise you may be in for a fine!

You can’t reserve and guarantee a free spot.

❌ Parking lots are unguarded and there is pedestrian traffic around.

❌ You must have a parking disc.

 

You can be fined for:

  • Your parking disc not being completely visible (it should be displayed in the front windscreen by the driver’s seat)
  • You haven’t marked the time on the disc clearly
  • You’ve exceed the allowed parking time
  • You’ve changed the arrival time but not moved your car

 


 

 

White zones

Parking in the white zone is also limited. The maximum duration is indicated by road markings and you need to pay at the closest meter.

If there is an additional note regarding a restriction on the parking time: Vehicles may not be parked for as long as indicated on the additional sign.

 

❌ Located on the street, so your vehicle always gets dirty.

❌ Specific, limited stop time.

❌ How far away will you find a vacancy? You really never know.


 

Can I reserve a spot?

Yes. Application Share.P moves parking places on the street from Blue or White zones to the city’s underground.

Now you can book your parking area, also on private property! You don’t have to cruising for parking spaces more! – safe time and money, conveniently with Share.P!

 

Be sure to have a parking space waiting for you at the scheduled time.

✅ Park in the basement, no pedestrians there!

✅ Pay online, without looking and touching a parking meter.

Extend your parking time straight from your smartphone.

 


 

Yellow Zones

These are private or reserved for companies and may only be used by them or their clients and guests.

Yellow markings with crosses mean no parking and yellow lines by the side of the road mean no waiting at the roadside. Parking on main roads outside of towns is prohibited.


 

Paid parking is the norm in Switzerland

especially around popular places like rail stations, hotels and town centers. Even as a hotel guest, you often need to pay for parking separately. Count on CHF 10 to 50 per day. Parking in the larger cities is quite expensive: up to CHF 4 per hour. Rates are very dependent on location, number of hours, indoor or outdoor parking. If you are used to free parking near a shopping center, in Zurich you can pay 6 francs and more for just 2 hours of parking.

Paying is done in several ways:

  • Hotel guests can pay for their parking costs during the check-out procedure.
  • In public parking garages you’ll find machines. Before you leave, you’ll have to enter the parking ticket you received when driving in, and you’ll pay in cash or with debit/credit card.
  • On many parking lots you’ll find parking metres. The older versions require Swiss coins. Many are digital though, allowing you to enter the number of your parking lot and to pay in cash or by debit/credit card.
  • A growing number of parking lots can be paid with mobile apps, linked to your credit card or bank account. You’ll have to enter your parking lot and parking duration. Examples of apps used in Switzerland are Park Now, ParkingPay, EasyPark, Sepp and Twint.

 

Parking payment methods

  •  only coins
  •  coins and cards
  •  coins, cards, and notes
  •  applications

 

Whole day ticket

The 4 or 24-hour parking cards allow parking in all correspondingly signaled zones in the city of Bern that require a parking disc.

Parking the car in business time. If you are in the city for just a few days, you can use the guest parking cart. The cost of such a card is 16 francs per day, and you can stay in the blue zone the whole day. You can buy a ticket online and put it under the windshield at the driver’s seat. However, this does not guarantee a free parking space on the street! you can still circle the city, wasting time and producing unnecessary CO2.

  • 4 hour ticket: Fr.9.00
  • 24 hour ticket: Fr. 16.00
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Parking areas in Bern in Switzerland

All prices in CHF.


 

 

Bahnhof Parking

include 598 short-stay parking spaces, 8 with charging facilities, 10 for compact cars (till 3m)  and 19 XXL parking spaces.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Chargers
Monday – Saturday                                                                                                                               standard    compact     XXL
00:00 – 06:00 Basic fees and first 30 min. 1.10 0.90 1.40
per additional 15 min. 0.50 0.40 0.60
06:00 – 09:00 Basic fees and first 30 min. 1.80 1.50 2.10
per additional 10 min. 0.40 0.30 0.50
09:00 – 19:00 Basic fees and first 30 min. 2.20 1.80 2.80
per additional 10 min. 0.70 0.60 0.80
19:00 – 24:00 Basic fees and first 30 min. 1.60 1.30 2.20
per additional 10 min. 0.50 0.40 0.60

 

Sunday                                                                                                                                                      standard    compact     XXL

00:00 – 24:00 Basic fees and first 30 min. 1.40 1.20 1.50
per additional 15 min. 0.40 0.30 0.50

 

Days                                                                                                                                              standard        compact         XXL

Maximum for 24 hours 36.00 28.00 42.00
Daily maximum from the second day 20.00 16.00 24.00
Maximum for the period 19:00 – 08:00 16.00 13.00 20.00

 

Features for Electric Vehicles

  • Parking spaces on the 3rd floor
  • Charging stations with type 2 connection
  • The charging cable must be provided by users themselves
  • For registration and further information see : www.move.ch.
  • Without registration: scan the QR code on the charging station and pay directly by credit card.

 

General Information

  • Trailers and motorcycles prohibited
  • Option to pay by credit or debit card
  • Option to pay in euros
  • Coin and note return
  • 24-hour staffing
  • Video monitoring and recording
  • Maximum entry height: 2.1m

Bahnhof Parking – SBB Kurzparking

Short-stay car park with steeply increasing charges for short–term provision. Access is signposted separately. Total 100 parking spaces.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Charges
Mon-Sun
09:00-24:00
Mon-Sun
24:00-09:00
Basic fees
and first 20 min. 1.50 1.50
per additional 20 min. 1.60 1.10
from 2nd hour per additional 10 min. 1.20 0.90
from 3rd hour per additional 10 min. 1.50 1.00
from 4th hour per additional 10 min. 1.90 1.10
from 5th hour per additional 10 min. 2.20 1.40
from 6th hour per additional 10 min. 2.90 1.60
from 7th hour per additional 10 min. 2.90 1.80

    Maximum for 24 hours: CHF 85.00

 

General Information

  • Trailers prohibited
  • 80 motorcycle parking spaces outside the barrier
  • Option to pay by credit or debit card
  • Option to pay in euros
  • Coin and note return
  • Staffed 24 hours
  • Video monitoring with recording
  • Maximum entry height: 2.4m
  • Steeply increasing charges

Bahnhof Parking – PostParc Kurzparking

include 47 parking spaces

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

 

Charges
Mon-Sun
09:00-24:00
Mon-Sun
24:00-09:00
Basic fees and first 20 min. 1.40 1.40
per additional 20 min. 1.50 1.00
from 2nd hour per additional 10 min. 1.10 0.80
from 3rd hour per additional 10 min. 1.40 0.90
from 4th hour per additional 10 min. 1.80 1.00
from 5th hour per additional 10 min. 2.10 1.30
from 6th hour per additional 10 min. 2.80 1.50
from 7th hour per additional 10 min. 2.80 1.70

 

Maximum for 24 hours: CHF 80.00

 

Features for Electric Vehicles

  • The espresso&charge quick charging station offers the following charging connections:
  • You will need a smartphone to charge a vehicle. You can complete the charging process via the www.move.ch app at the following tariffs:
    • Price per kWh: CHF 0.45
    • •    Basic fee per charge: CHF 1.00 (AC) or 2.00 (DC) respectively
  • Or you can pay on the spot by credit card on an ad-hoc basis for the following charging times:
    • 30 minutes: CHF 6.00 (AC) / 13.00 (DC)
    • 60 minutes: 11.00 (AC) / 24.00 (DC)
    • 120 minutes: 21.00 (AC) / 38.00 (DC)

 

General Information

  • Trailers prohibited
  • Option to pay by credit or debit card
  • Option to pay in euros
  • Coin and note return
  • Staffed 24 hours
  • Video monitoring with recording
  • Steeply increasing charges
  • Parking spaces as delivery / reloading points for authorised persons

Metro Parking

Total short-stay parking spaces are 440 and 87 bicycle parking with locker.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

 

Charges
Basic fees Price
Monday-Saturday incl. first 60 min. per 15 min.
00:00 – 06:00 2.80 0.70
06:00 – 08:00 3.20 0.80
08:00 – 22:00 4.40 1.10
22:00 – 24:00 3.20 0.80
Sunday
00:00 – 24:00 2.80 0.70

 

Maximum for 24 hours: CHF 40.00

 

Features for Electric Vehicles

  • Parking spaces on the lower ground floor
  • Charging stations with type 2 connection
  • The charging cable must be provided by users themselves
  • For registration and further information see : www.move.ch.
  • Without registration: scan the QR code on the charging station and pay directly by credit card.

 

General Information

  • Trailers and motorcycles prohibited
  • Option to pay by credit or debit card
  • Option to pay in euros
  • Coin and note return
  • 24-hour staffing
  • Video monitoring and recording
  • Maximum entry height: 2.2m

Rathaus Parking

Over 570 short-stay parking spaces and 6 with charging facilities

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Charges
Mon-Sun 00:00-06:00 30 min. 1.00
1st hour 2.00
per additional hour 1.50
Mon-Sun 06:00-09:00 30 min. 1.30
1st hour 2.60
per additional 15 min. 0.70
Mon-Sun 09:00-19:00 30 min. 1.80
1st hour 3.60
per additional 15 min. 0.90
Mon-Sun 19:00-24:00 30 min. 1.30
1st hour 2.60
per additional 20 min. 0.70

 

Maximum for 24 hours: CHF 30.00

 

Features for Electric Vehicles

  • Parking spaces on the 3rd basement floor
  • Charging stations with type 2 connection
  • The charging cable must be provided by users themselves

 

General Information

  • 24-hour staffing
  • XXL-Spaces at regular rate available
  • Trailers and motorcycles prohibited
  • Option to pay by credit or debit card
  • Option to pay in euros (notes only)
  • Prepaid cards available
  • Maximum entry height: 2m

Parking City-West

has got almost 500 parking spaces and 1 parking space with EV charger.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Charges
Basic fees Price
Monday-Saturday incl. first 60 min. per 15 min.
00:00 – 06:00 1.80 0.40
06:00 – 09:00 2.40 0.50
09:00 – 19:00 3.60 0.90
19:00 – 24:00 2.40 0.50
Sunday
00:00 – 24:00 1.80 0.40

 

Maximum for 24 hours: CHF 28.00

Maximum for the period from 19:00 to 08:00: CHF 14.00

 

Features for Electric Vehicles

  • Parking space in the green sector
  • Charging station with type 2 connection
  • The charging cable must be provided by users themselves
  • For registration and further information see : www.move.ch.
  • Without registration: scan the QR code on the charging station and pay directly by credit card.

 

General Information

  • 24-hour staffing
  • Trailers and oversized roof loads prohibited
  • Option to pay by credit card
  • Option to pay in euros
  • Maximum entry height: 2.10m
  • Video surveillance at entrances and exits.

Mobiliar Parking

90 short-stay parking spaces and 2 parking spaces with EV charger.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Charges
Basic fees Price
Monday-Saturday incl. first 60 min. per 15 min.
00:00 – 06:00 1.80 0.40
06:00 – 09:00 2.40 0.50
09:00 – 19:00 3.20 0.80
19:00 – 24:00 2.40 0.50
Sunday
00:00 – 24:00 1.50 0.30

 

Maximum for 24 hours: CHF 28.00

 

Features for Electric Vehicles

  • Parking areas 40 & 41
  • Charging stations with type 2 connection
  • The charging cable must be provided by users themselves
  • For registration and further information see : www.move.ch.
  • Without registration: scan the QR code on the charging station and pay directly by credit card.

 

General Information

  • Trailers prohibited
  • Monitored 24-hour parking
  • Maximum entry height: 2.1m

Casinoparking

over 500 short-stay parking spaces, 52 for motorcycles and 2 parking spaces with EV charger.

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Charges
Normal
motorcycle
Basic fees Price Basic fees Price
Monday-Saturday incl. first 60 min. per 15 min. incl. first 60 min. per 60 min.
00:00 – 06:00 1.80 0.40 0.50 0.50
06:00 – 09:00 2.40 0.50 0.50 0.50
09:00 – 19:00 3.60 0.90 0.50 0.50
19:00 – 24:00 2.40 0.50 0.50 0.50
Sunday
00:00 – 24:00 1.80 0.40 0.50 0.50

 

Maximum for 24 hours: CHF 28.00

Maximum for the period from 19:00 to 08:00: CHF 14.00

 

Features for Electric Vehicles

  • Parking spaces on the lower ground floor
  • Charging stations with type 2 connection
  • The charging cable must be provided by users themselves
  • For registration and further information see : www.move.ch.
  • Without registration: scan the QR code on the charging station and pay directly by credit card.

 

General Information

  • Carwash
  • Interior cleaning
  • AVIA filling station with service
  • Discount tickets and prepaid cards
  • Video monitoring
  • 24-hour staffing
  • Trailers and oversized roof loads prohibited
  • Option to pay by credit card
  • Maximum entry height: 2.50m, U2-U6 only 2.20m
  • 52 short-stay and long-stay spaces for motorcycles

Expo Parking

729 short-stay parking spaces

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Charges
Basic fees Price
Monday-Sunday incl. first 30 min. per 30 min.
00:00 – 24:00 2.00 2.00

 

Maximum for 24 hours: CHF 38.00

General Information

  • Trailers and motorcycles not admitted
  • Option to pay by credit card
  • Video monitoring and recording
  • Mobile phone options throughout the car park
  • Maximum entry height: 2.1m

Park + Ride Neufeld

almost 700 parking spaces, 2 with EV chargers

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Charges
Mon-Sun 00:00-24:00
1 hour 2.00
2 hours 4.00
3 hours 6.00
4 hours 8.00
5 hours 10.00
6 hours 15.00
7-24 hours 18.00

 

Maximum for 24 hours: CHF 18.00

Monthly subscription: CHF 180.00

General Information

  • Guarded 24 hours
  • Trailers prohibited
  • Free travel to the station with Bernmobil
  • Maximum entry height: 2.25m

 

Kursaal Parking

246 parking spaces and 3 with EV chargers

Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

 

Charges
Basic fees Price
Monday-Sunday incl. first 60 min. per 20 min.
00:00 – 07:00 2.00 0.70
07:00 – 19:00 3.60 1.20
19:00 – 00:00 2.40 0.80

 

Maximum for 24 hours: CHF 26.00

 

Features for Electric Vehicles

  • Parking spaces on the 1st floor
  • 2 parking spots only for Tesla cars, 1 spot for all other electric vehicles
  • There are no extra costs for charging your vehicle
  • The charging cables are at your disposal on spot

 

General Information

  • 24-hour staffing
  • Option to pay by credit or debit card
  • Option to pay in euros (notes only)
  • Coin return
  • Maximum entry height: 2.00m

 

Update

05.12.2021

Sources

http://www.parking-bern.ch/e/

https://www.police.be.ch/de/start/themen/verkehr/auto/parkieren.html

https://www.bern.ch/themen/mobilitat-und-verkehr/motorrad-und-auto/parkieren/parkkarten-fuer-besucherinnen-und-besucher

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