Free parking Salou

Free parking Salou - Where to park without going crazy searching


Updated November 2023

It must be taken into account that during the summer months and high season, parking in Salou is not easy. Even in paid areas it is difficult on the days of more tourism in July and August.

Even so, in this post we are going to reveal the best free parking areas in Salou and little-known places that will allow you to park for free in areas relatively close to the center.

What will you find in this article?

🥇 Free parking areas in Salou

- Free parking Salou 1: C. Montserrat Vayreda (next to Escola Elisabeth) - 410 places

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- Free parking 2: Salou - Reus motorway (Emprius area) - 320 places

*To get there click on the map below, there is no direct address on Google Maps

- Free parking in Salou 3: terrer street - 300 places

- Parking in Salou for free 4: Donzell Mari Street (Cap Salou) - 50 places

- Free parking Salou 5: Av. del Pla de Maset

This car park is probably the furthest from the center. Specifically it is the interior road that connects Salou with La Pineda. There are hundreds of places. You may have to park a little far away and walk but you will be assured of an almost safe place, even on days when the capital of the Costa Dorada is packed to capacity.

The road has sidewalks on both sides for pedestrians to cross the entire length of the route..

This is what the street looks like:

free parking Salou

We know how desperate it is to look for free parking in Salou, so Do not get nervous and go looking at these areas that we have recommended. If you can't find any free parking space, you can always choose to pay in one of the many car parks there are.

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Other options for parking in Salou

Salou has the app Park with which you can pay the amount from the vehicle itself without having to go to the parking meter, thanks to the app's geolocation system, through which the user will indicate where the vehicle has been parked and will mark the beginning and end of parking.

Parking options in Salou

This application will also let you use electric vehicle charging stations, without having to request any physical card. When using the app to the charging station, you must scan the corresponding QR code.

The station will activate, accepting the charge. This electric car charging system has no cost to the user.

The application Park It can be downloaded in the Android and IOS stores.

park for free in Salou
P1 and P2 in green are 2 free car parks that we have already seen above. Parking C. Montserrat Vayreda and Parking Salou - Reus motorway (Emprius area)

parking in Salou for free

Prices and hours blue zone Parking in Salou

Week before Easter to the week after Easter (from April 2 to 9, 2023), and from June 1 to September 30:
10am to 2pm - 5pm to 9pm (Monday to Sunday, holidays included) 
1h - €1.25 / 6h - €7.50

Streets with Blue Zone operational throughout the year: 
C. Barcelona, Via Roma, Via Augusta, C. Berenguer de Palou (section Via Augusta to Via Roma), C. Ciutat de Reus (section C. Sínies to Via Roma) and C. Sínies.

From October 1 to the week before Easter:
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Saturdays)
Free (Sundays and holidays)
1h - €0.75 / 2h - €1.60

BLUE ZONE - Passeig Jaume I - North and South 
Week before Easter to the week after Easter (from April 2 to 9, 2023):
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Monday to Sunday, holidays included)

From June 1 to September 30:
10 a.m. to 12 a.m. (Monday to Sunday, holidays included)
1h - €1.25 / 2h - €2.50 / 3h - €3.75 / 6h - €7.50

BLUE ZONE - Av. Joan Fuster (219 spaces) - C. Berlín (173 spaces) - C. Torremolinos (210 spaces) - Av. Pompeu Fabra (190 spaces)
Week before Easter to the week after Easter (from April 2 to 9, 2023), and from June 1 to September 30:
10am to 2pm - 5pm to 9pm (Monday to Sunday, holidays included)
1h - €0.75 / 24h - €4


Via Roma (next to the Municipal Market)
977 35 41 63
Open all year long. It has 219 seats.

C. Logronyo (next to the Jaime I hotel)
977 38 32 69
Open all year long. It has 286 seats. 

Plaza Corona d'Aragó (next to the H10 Delfín hotel)
977 38 48 55
Open seasonally: Easter and from June to September. It has 126 seats.

Salou - Tarragona motorway (next to Repsol gas station)
977 35 29 02
Open seasonally: from March to November.
Parking for cars, caravans, buses and trucks.

Finally, we recommend download a mobile application that allows you to find free parking in Salou. There are several apps available on the App Store or Google Play that will help you find free parking spots in real time.

Quick summary: Parking Salou free:

Parking in the tourist capital of the Costa Daurada, especially in high season, can be a challenge. However, there are some options for free parking if you're willing to walk a bit. Here I present in summary mode the options discussed above:

  1. Elisabeth school zone: Access from Camí del Cavet. It is a dissuasive car park, free and unpaved with capacity for 410 cars. This area is not very built up, which makes it easy to find parking in the nearby streets. From the Elisabet school to the monument to Jaume I there are about 25 minutes on foot.
  2. Emprius area: It is another dissuasive car park, free and unpaved with capacity for 320 cars. Like the previous area, it is not very built up, which makes it easy to park in the surrounding streets. From Emprius street to the monument to Jaume I there are about 22 minutes on foot.
  3. In all the streets that connect with Llevant beach: You have to pay for the blue zone in summer, but the rest of the year it is free.
  4. The streets that lead to Via Roma: They are paid in winter and summer.

It is important to take into account that the blue zone is activated on June 1 and works every day of the week, from 10am to 2pm and from 5pm to 9pm. In the Llevant and Nord car parks, the hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. from Monday to Sunday, although in July and August the hours are extended from 10 a.m. to 4 a.m.

The standard rate in 2022 is 1.25 euros per hour, but in certain park and ride parks you can park for 4 euros per day.

If you want to know the best activities to do in Salou either where to party, you have to see the articles on our website in depth.

Finally, here you will find The best cheap hotels in Salou.

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