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Finding Free Parking in San Sebastián

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When visiting the beautiful city of San Sebastián, finding convenient and cost-effective parking options can greatly enhance your experience. San Sebastián, known for its picturesque landscapes and vibrant culture, offers various parking choices, including both paid and free options. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the best ways to find free parking in San Sebastián, allowing you to make the most of your visit without breaking the bank.

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Park and Ride Options

One of the most convenient ways to find free parking in San Sebastián is by taking advantage of the park and ride facilities offered by the city. These parking lots provide a secure and convenient place to leave your car while you explore the city on foot, by bike, or using public transportation. Here are some recommended park and ride locations:

Illunbe Parking Lot

  • Address: [Illunbe Parking Lot](Insert Address)
  • Availability: Open year-round with 340 parking spaces
  • Connection with Public Transport: Lines 28 and 17 with short walks to bus stops
  • Free Shuttle Service: During the Christmas season (December 2 to January 6), a free shuttle bus service connects the Illunbe parking lot to the city center.

Miramón Parking Lot

  • Availability: Open during the month of August and on weekends year-round with 1,372 parking spaces
  • Connection with Public Transport: Lines 28 and 17 with short walks to bus stops

Igara Parking Lot

  • Availability: Open year-round with 730 spaces
  • Connection with Public Transport: Line 33 with a short walk to the nearest bus stop

Zuatzu Parking Lot

  • Availability: Open during peak tourist season (July 30 to August 31) and on weekends year-round with 990 spaces
  • Connection with Public Transport: Line 5 with a short walk to the nearest bus stop

Garbera Shopping Centre Parking

  • Availability: Free on Sundays and holidays year-round with approximately 1,000 spaces
  • Connection with Public Transport: Line 33 with a short walk to the nearest bus stop

Ficoba Parking (Irun)

  • If you’re coming from France: Leave your car in the free Ficoba parking lot in Irun and take the train (Euskotren) to San Sebastián. The train runs every 30 minutes and takes approximately 35 minutes to reach the city center.

Free Street Parking – Blue Zones (TAO / OTA)

San Sebastián also offers free street parking in TAO / OTA blue zones, but these areas have time limits. You can park in these zones during specific hours:

  • Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Sundays: Free parking in Donostia; OTA applies from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in some zones.

Make sure to purchase a ticket from the designated machines in these areas and adhere to the time limits.

Underground Parking

San Sebastián has several underground parking garages located throughout the city. While these are paid options, they offer the convenience of parking close to the city center. The rates for these parking garages vary based on location:

  • Special Zone: Rates are higher in this zone.
  • Red Zone: Slightly lower rates compared to the special zone.
  • Green Zone: The most cost-effective option.

Here are some underground parking garages in San Sebastián:

Special Zone Parking Garages:

Parking Okendo

  • Address: Pza Okendo, s/n 20004 Donostia / San Sebastián
  • Services: Electric vehicle charging, toilets, places for people with reduced mobility, elevator, video surveillance, and car wash.

Parking Boulevard

  • Address: Boulevard, s/n 20003 Donostia / San Sebastián
  • Services: Toilets, places for people with reduced mobility, elevator, video surveillance, and car wash.

Parking La Concha

  • Address: Pza. Cervantes, s/n 20004 Donostia / San Sebastián
  • Services: Toilets, places for people with reduced mobility, elevator, and video surveillance.

Parking Kursaal

  • Address: Avda Zurriola s/n 20002, Donostia / San Sebastián
  • Services: Toilets, places for people with reduced mobility, elevator, video surveillance, season tickets, and motor start.

Parking San Martín

  • Address: Calle Urbieta 9 20006, Donostia / San Sebastián
  • Services: Toilets, places for people with reduced mobility, elevator, video surveillance, and car wash.

Red Zone Parking Garages:

Parking Buen Pastor

  • Address: Callejón de San Bartolomé, 1 20007, Donostia / San Sebastián
  • Services: Toilets, places for people with reduced mobility, interior elevator, and video surveillance.

Parking Easo

  • Address: Calle de la Autonomía 20006, Donostia / San Sebastián
  • Services: Toilets, places for people with reduced mobility, elevator, and video surveillance.

Parking Txofre

  • Address: Calle Bermingham 27 20001, Donostia / San Sebastián
  • Services: Toilets, places for people with reduced mobility, elevator, video surveillance, season tickets, free bicycle loan (*depending on availability), and motor start.

Parking Katalunia

  • Address: Pza. Cataluña, s/n 20001, Donostia / San Sebastián

Parking Atotxa

  • Address: Dolores Aguirre, 3 20012, Donostia / San Sebastián

Green Zone Parking Garage:

Parking Pío XII

  • Address: Zuaznabar Kalea, 20010, Donostia / San Sebastián

Parking Arcco – Amara

  • Address: Gregorio Ordoñez 20011, Donostia / San Sebastián
  • Services: Electric vehicle charging, toilets, places for people with reduced mobility, elevator, season tickets, video surveillance, and car wash.

To choose the most suitable parking garage, consider the duration of your stay and your proximity to the city center. Rates may vary based on the zone and duration, so it’s a good idea to check the specific rates for each garage.

Using the “Donostia Transport” App

San Sebastián offers the “Donostia Transport” app, which provides real-time information on parking options, buses, bicycles, and taxis in the city. This app can help you find available parking spaces and make your parking experience more convenient.

Motorhome Parking

If you’re traveling with a motorhome, there is a dedicated parking area in the Ibaeta university area. Here are the details:

  • Address: Paseo de Berio, 2, 20018, Donostia / San Sebastián
  • Services: Water supply and flushing toilet
  • Rates: €7.60 in high season and €3.30 in low season
  • Maximum Stay: 72 hours
  • No Camping Allowed: Opening an awning and setting tables and chairs on the public road is not allowed.

San Sebastián is a city that welcomes visitors with a variety of parking options, including free park and ride facilities, street parking in blue zones, and underground parking garages. By utilizing these parking resources and apps like “Donostia Transport,” you can explore this enchanting city without worrying about parking hassles. Whether you’re enjoying the beaches, savoring Basque cuisine, or strolling through the historic streets, finding free or affordable parking will make your visit to San Sebastián even more enjoyable.99999

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