Medieval knights did not get around Dubrovnik by car and neither should you. But sometimes it's unavoidable! And if you have a vehicle, you'll need to park it, which is where the trouble starts. First, take a look at this parking map (small blue "p" indicates parking):
Notice that there is no parking garage in Ploce. If you stay in one of the Ploce hotels, you'll need to use hotel parking or compete for one of the few spaces in the street. Obviously there is no parking in the pedestrian streets of the Old Town but there is parking outside the northern city walls. Space is limited however. The largest parking area near the Old Town is the underground parking garage on Zagrebacka with a capacity of 700 vehicles. From there, it's only a 10-minute walk to the Old Town. There is ample parking in Gruz, which is convenient if you'll be taking a boat or ferry. There are also frequent buses between Gruz and the Old Town. Lapad has street parking as well as the parking garages indicated. Babin Kuk (not pictured here), north of Lapad has several parking areas but it is usually not a problem to park there.
Parking prices in Dubrovnik are seasonal with prices shooting up in summer as you can see by the chart below. 5Kn (kuna) is about US$1. See more on the kuna exchange rate.
|Per hour||7 Kn||
|20 Kn||7 Kn|
|Daily ticket||80 Kn||180 Kn||220 Kn||80 Kn|
|Weekly ticket||400 Kn||900 Kn||1100 Kn||400 Kn|
|Monthly ticket||850 Kn||1800 Kn||2200 Kn||850 Kn|
|Monthly parking rates for motorbikes||80 Kn||80 Kn||80 Kn||80 Kn|
|Lost ticket rate||400 Kn||1000 Kn||1250 Kn||400 Kn|
The prices above are for parking in the underground parking garage and for parking in the streets around the Old Town. Parking on the street in Gruz, Lapad and Babin Kuk costs 5Kn/hour in the summer. Parking along the northern walls is 10Kn/hour and parking right outside Pile Gate is a whopping 15/30Kn/hour off/on season. For street parking rates, see Sanitat Dubrovnik.
You can insert coins into parking meters but it must be exact change. The parking coupon goes on your dashboard. You can also buy parking coupons at a tisak (newsstand). You can also send a text message with your mobile phone and you will be billed directly. Instructions are on the parking sign but the limit is one hour. Failing to pay for parking results in a ticket for the full day which ranges from 85 to 360Kn, depending on the zone.
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