Cars are allowed to park on the streets in Sofia’s centre according to a special scheme – Blue zone (2 BGN per hour, max 2 hours daily) or Green zone (1 BGN per hour, max. 4 hours daily). The area around Raya Maisonette is considered to be the most central in Sofia, so guests who park their cars there have to pay for a Blue zone.
There are two options to pay the for the street parking. Customers of Bulgaria’s cell phone operators can send a short text message. The phone number for the Blue zone is 1302 while the phone number for the Green zone is 1303. The message should contain the licence plate number.
The other option is to purchase a voucher from Sofia traffic personnel on the streets. They wear reflective vests and will identify themselves by their personal official pass.
The parking scheme is enforced from 08.00 to 19.30 from Monday to Saturday. Cars may be parked only in the designated areas. After the pre-paid time has expired, the vehicle will be removed by a tow truck.