In Espoo, parking is subject to a fee in certain city-owned on-street parking spaces and parking lots in Matinkylä, Leppävaara and Tapiola. You can find the specific locations on the Espoo map service.
At the end of this page, you can find maps with the locations of the paid parking areas in Matinkylä, Leppävaara and Tapiola.
Parking fees are charged from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 20:00 and on Saturdays between 8:00 and 18:00. There are traffic signs in the areas to indicate the hours when parking fees apply.
The paid parking areas have been divided into two zones:
- In zone 1, the parking fee is EUR 2.00 per hour.
- In zone 2, the parking fee is EUR 1.00 per hour.
Exceptions to pricing:
- Battery electric cars are entitled to a 50% discount on parking fees.
Electric cars parking discount (pdf, 166 Kt)
- Parking fees do not apply to carsharing vehicles.
You can pay for parking with your mobile phone – either through a mobile payment service, via text message or by calling.
1.Mobile payment service
The following service providers currently operate in Espoo: EasyPark and ParkMan.
Registration is required to use these services.
In addition to the parking fee, you will also pay the service provider’s service fee.
2. Text message service
You can use the text message service to pay for one hour of parking at a time. The service does not require registration. In addition to the parking fee, you will also pay a service fee of EUR 1.00. Payment instructions: zone 1 and zone 2.
3. Telephone service
Through some mobile payment service providers, you can also pay for parking by calling.
Paid parking is one way of steering mobility and traffic towards the set climate goals. The paid parking areas are located near the city’s service clusters and public transport hubs.
The aim of paid parking is to:
- free up parking spaces for people visiting services;
- make it easier for drivers to find parking spaces;
- speed up the rotation of parking space use;
- utilise digitalised parking data as a traffic planning tool;
- share digitalised parking data as open data with application developers and applications.
Espoo will introduce paid parking in May 2021 in two phases. The impact of paid parking will be assessed based on the first phase. If necessary, the city will make changes to the zones, time restrictions and parking fees.
During the first phase, there will be two mobile payment service providers in Espoo. The plan is to welcome other service providers later.
Paid parking is part of the city’s action programme for parking in public areas.
Yleisten alueiden pysäköinnin toimenpideohjelma 2020-2022 (PDF, 1538 Kt) (in Finnish)
Paid parking in Matinkylä
Paid parking in Leppävaara
Paid parking in Tapiola