Parking areas, prices and payment methods

Find a parking area in the city centre

Parking halls and areas on a map

Parking halls and areas on a map - Open larger map(Link leads to external service)

How much does it cost to park in Helsinki?

Parking costs

  • EUR 4/hour in the city centre (zone 1)
  • EUR 2/hour elsewhere in the inner city (zone 2).

See the parking payment zones(Link leads to external service) on a map.

Parking in the inner city is usually subject to a fee

  • on weekdays 9.00–21.00
  • on Saturdays 9.00–18.00.

Always check the traffic sign to see whether parking is subject to a fee.

Did you know that low-emission cars can get a discount on parking fees?

How do I pay for parking?

See a price comparison of the different mobile parking applications

  • You can pay for one hour of parking by text message.

  • You will be charged an additional €1 in addition to the required parking fee.

  • With this option, the parking fees will be charged to your phone bill.

How to pay for parking by text message:

  1. Send a text message with your license plate number and payment zone  (for example, ABC-123 1, remember the space in between) to the number 16234.

  2. After you send the text, you will receive a reply with the parking fee details.

  3. Confirm the payment by sending the capital letter A  to the same number 16234.

  4. You will then receive a reply with a confirmation of the start of your parking time.  

Note!  Your parking session begins immediately after you receive the confirmation message. 

  • Parking ticket machines accept debit and credit cards (not American Express), cards Contactless payment feature, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

  • A few ticket machines also accept coins.

How to pay for parking with a ticket machine:

  1. Press the yellow button that is marked no. 1 (second yellow button from the left) to buy parking time.

  2. Enter your vehicle’s license plate number and press the green button to confirm.

  3. Use the yellow value buttons to select the parking time (amount of euros) and confirm your selection by pressing the green button. The expiration time will be displayed on the screen.

  4. At this point, you can do one of three things: Insert your debit or credit card into the slot, hold your card close to the ticket machine’s wave-like symbol (if your card has a contactless function) or use Apple Pay or Google Pay. 

  5. Wait a moment for the payment to be accepted before you remove your card. Take the ticket printed out by the machine and place it on your vehicle’s dashboard in a place where it can be easily seen.

Photo: Mikko Uro

Report ticket machine defects at the toll-free number 0800 150 300(Link starts a phone call).

See the locations of parking ticket machines(Link leads to external service) on the Service Map.

No debit or credit card?

If you do not have a debit or credit card, you can purchase a prepaid credit card from your bank or an R-kiosk. 

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Urban Environment Division, Customer Services

Visiting address:
Työpajankatu 8, 00580 Helsinki
Opening hours:

Valid for the time being:
- Mon 12.00-15.00 - Tue-Wed 8.30-12.00 - Thu-Fri 12.00-15.00 - Sat-Sun - Closed Development day: May 24, 2024 - Closed

Our telephone service +358 931022111 is open Mon-Thu 8.30-16.00 and Fri 12.00-15.00.

Please note that the earliest time you can get a shift number is 11.00 on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.
At the Building Control Services Archives, customers are received on Fridays by appointment.

Our on-call Parking Enforcement service is available at tel. +358 9 310 70014, Mon-Thu 16.00-20.00, Fri 8.15-12.00 and 15.00-20.00, Sat 10.00-15.30, and Sun 11.00-17.00

After-hour notifications about dangerous street damage tel. +358 9 310 39310. (Please do not send feedback or questions related to winter maintenance or vehicle removal to this number.)

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