Parking in Geneva

Whether you’re into nature, culture or science, the city of Geneva is diverse in its offerings. You can enjoy astonishing views over Lake Geneva & the Swiss Alps, visit one of many museums or architectural landmarks or if you are up for a unique experience, visit CERN, the centre for nuclear research. With many cosy neighbourhoods and a vibrant nightlife, Geneva really has the complete package.

With the PARK NOW app, you have total control of your parking. Simply start your parking action once you’ve parked in real-time, and stop once you return.This way you will never pay too much, and the costs can easily be charged at the end of the month. This way you’ll never have to walk to the parking meter again! This means:

  • No more hunting for change
  • No more overpaying for parking
  • Avoid parking fines
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How does it work?

Our app has a simple start & stop functionality on street, so you don’t have to worry about the duration of your pay and display ticket. Thanks to paying by the minute, overpaying the fees to avoid a fine is not necessary anymore. Payment is conveniently charged cashless at the end of the month. Thus, sparing you the search for the right change. Find out more here.

Where is PARK NOW available?

Vous pouvez utiliser PARK NOW dans toute la ville de Genève. Pour une vue détaillée des zones où vous pouvez stationner, consultez la carte ci-dessous. Dans le périmètre défini, vous pouvez démarrer votre session de stationnement grâce à l’application PARK NOW, disponible pour Android et iPhone.

PARK NOW lets you pay for parking on all streets with paid parking in Geneva. Please note that the maximum time allowed in paid zone still apply when you pay with PARK NOW. Patrolling officers can check that a vehicle has a valid virtual ticket in real-time from the PARK NOW database. For more information on paid parking, please consult Geneva website.

How much does parking cost in Geneva?

Parking fees vary between the different zones. Fees can also differ per time of day, day of the week and time period. The applicable rates are CHF 2.80 per hour in the City of Geneva and CHF 1.50 outside this zone, in the rest of the Canton. For the City of Geneva, this corresponds to a rate of CHF 1.40 for 30 minutes and CHF 4.20 for 90 minutes.

  • In the application, Geneva zone codes start with GVA followed by the area code mentioned on stickers in parkmeters.
  • To start a parking session in Geneva, use code 1200.
  • To know more about the fares applicable, simply click on the “Select fare” in the parking area of your choice.


You can park your car at a P+R on the edge of Geneva if you’re travelling further by public transport. You pay 1 CHF an hour or 10 CHF a day. For 2 CHF extra, the public transport ticket is included.

Parking at central station

Parking near the central train station in Geneva? You can park in the streets near the station quick and effortless by using the PARK NOW app. Please note you can only park for a limited time. Parking for a longer time period? You can use one of the many car parks around the station.

Parking at the airport

Going on holiday or a business trip? Park and fly hassle free at Geneva’s airport by using the airport’s own parking facilities. Visit the website of the airport for detailed parking information.

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