What is the best parking payment app

Every car owner has experienced the troubles that come with parking a car. In the old days, after finally finding a parking spot, you still had to look for a working parking meter. Luckily, those days are over. With the possibility to pay your parking fee through an application on your smartphone, there is no need to physically find a parking meter anymore. Halleluja

In the Netherlands, there are 5 main providers, active in over 120 cities, that offer a parking app to digitally pay for parking. These five providers differ from each other in multiple ways but they all have the same benefit: you only pay for the actual parking time and not by the hour, like the old parking machines used to do. There is a small downside though that comes with this “parking innovation in payments”: every app charges an extra fee besides the standard costs for parking.

We want to help you find the best parking payment app for your needs and your parking habits. That is why we’ve compiled a list app five the pros and cons of the five biggest parking payment apps in the Netherlands. Finally, we’ve added our own conclusion on which of the apps is best in our opinion. Naturally, all the apps are available for Android and IOS.

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Yellowbrick

For non-ANWB-member, Yellowbrick charges a one-time registration fee of €10 if you want to make use of their app. Users can choose if they’re going to pay a transaction fee of €0,34 per parking activity or get a subscription of €3 per month. With these prices, Yellowbrick is the most expensive one. The app shows where parking your car is the cheapest or in some cases where it is completely free! With only a button click away it will display navigations on how to get there.

  • Number of cities active: 141
  • Price: €0,34 per parking activity or
    €3,- subscription per month
  • Registration costs: €10,-
  • Payment method: automatic collection, Visa or Mastercard
  • Rating: 4,0 App store – 3,7 Google play store

Parkmobile

This app requires no registration costs and is very user-friendly. They provide a lot of information on parking such as; location of parking spots, prices, and parking history. Having multiple cars registered on one account is possible. The costs are €0,27 per parking activity. If you use the parking app over 10 times a month, it is cheaper to have a subscription of €2 per month. Another useful feature of this app is that it remembers where you parked your car and gives you direction on how to get back to it. Payments can be made by automatic collection or credit card. If you decide to pay by credit card you pay additional costs of 3%.

 

  • Number of cities active: 179
  • Price: €0,27 per parking activity or
    €2,- subscription per month
  • Registration costs: N/A
  • Payment method: automatic collection, Visa or Mastercard
  • Rating: 4,3 App store – 4,1 Google play store

MyOrder- On the Go

This app is designed not only for parking fees but also for paying at the gas station. You will pay no registration costs or monthly payments, it is only possible to pay the charge of €0,22 per parking activity. This app is more of a digital wallet, you upload money on it via Ideal. On the Go doesn’t provide a lot of information on parking availability. However, they give a lot of information on the price of parking. The app is not very user-friendly and gets bad reviews & ratings on App store and Google play store. Because you do not have to pay registration costs or monthly fees this app is cheap if you are not a frequent user.

  • Number of cities active: 140
  • Price: €0,22 per parking activity
    subscription per month: N/A
  • Registration costs: N/A
  • Payment method: IDEAL
  • Rating: 3,0 App store – 2,7 Google play store

Park-line

Park-line is a product of the same company as Parkmobile. The big difference is, this app focuses more on the business market instead of the consumers market. It is more expensive compared to other apps, but they provide you with a card that makes it possible to access parking garages. This is one of the few apps where you are obligated to have a monthly subscription and pay per parking activity as well. Just like to Parkmobile app, multiple cars can be registered on one account.

 

  • Number of cities active: 179
  • Price €0,15 per parking activity and
    €2,50 subscription per month
  • Registration costs: €5,-
  • Payment method: automatic collection, Visa or Mastercard
  • Rating: 4,3 App store – 4,1 Google play store

ANWB-Onderweg

One can only use this app if they are ANWB-member and registration is completely free of charge. This app doesn’t just provide the possibility to pay your parking fee but is also gives traffic information, gas prices, route planner and roadside assistance. Furthermore, the app offers precise information on where parking is the cheapest and where it is the most expensive by showing a map divided into different zones based on price. Finally, this app doesn’t give the option of a monthly subscription therefor you are bound to pay per transaction.

 

  • Number of cities active: 122
  • Price: €0,25 per parking activity
    subscription per month N/A
  • Registration costs: N/A
  • Payment method: automatic collection
  • Rating: 4,4 App store – 4,2 Google play store

So, what is the best app?

When you are not a frequent user of the parking payment apps, less than 2 times per week, Yellowbrick is the most expensive parking payment app out there and On the Go the cheapest app to use.

However, if you are a frequent user of parking payment apps, then you should choose Parkmobile since it is not only the cheapest but also very user-friendly and works well. Final note if you are an ANWB-member the ANWB app is very appealing by offering not only parking services but much more than that at a decent pricepoint. Contact your ANWB representative for more information on deals.

 

 

Sources used to write this article

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