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Here you can check to see if your car has been towed away by the tow truck.
-It is not advisable to travel around Pamplona by car during the San Fermin: the best thing is to park in a comfortable place and forget about it.
-Traffic is forbidden in the old quarter from 5th to 14th July.
-It is forbidden to circulate near the bullring from 5 to 8 p.m.
Pay-to-park and free car parks
Look it the google map to know the 2009 prices of subway parkings.
The quickest and most comfortable way to park is in the underground pay car parks and the areas away from the festival. Some of the car parks are used all year round and others are set up especially for San Fermin on school playgrounds and esplanades. You can see all the car parks on our service map. The blue zone is not operative in San Fermin, so you do not have to worry about time limits, unless it is a loading and unloading area or the ground is painted green, as we will explain further on. It is important to remember where your car is parked and the name of the street, if applicable. Take care because the names of the streets in Pamplona are in Basque and Spanish and Kalea means street, not its name, which makes it impossible to find the place by looking for calle Kalea (no joke, it happens every year)
In the street
In addition to the car parks, we have the street itself. It will be much more difficult to park near the old quarter unless you come several days before; in any case, the further you go away from the hustle and bustle, the more spaces you will find and it will also be easier for you to sleep off your hangover. Furthermore, in San Fermin there are some streets where you can park in the centre, and nobody says anything unless you block the entrance to some garage or prevent another vehicle from leaving.
The tow-away truck
The municipal tow-away truck has a whale of a time in San Fermin, even though a blind eye is turned to a lot. So if you are going to leave your car parked for several days, make sure it is
well-parked. There is usually confusion over where you can and cannot park, but it will generally be like where you come from. The most important doubts are resolved further on.
If, when you come back, your car is not where you left it, either it has been stolen or the truck has taken it away, or you have forgotten where it is. If it has been towed away because it was badly parked, call 948 17 40 00 (24/24) to confirm they have it, prepare 78 euros and go to the municipal compound. The compound is under the police station, and there is a cashpoint at the door. Be quick, for each day the car sleeps there, you will have to pay a further 7.40 €. No matter how much of a fuss you make, the guards in the office are staunch and you won't get your car back until you pay.
Just one thing: in addition to the 78 € for the truck service, which you have to pay, they might try to make you pay the fine. You do not have to do this when you leave, you will see. However, foreigners cannot remove their vehicles without paying.
- INCOMPLETE SERVICE
Vehicles up to 2,500 kg: 42 euros.
Vehicles over 2,500 kg: 78 euros.
- COMPLETE SERVICE
Vehicles up to 2,500 kg: 75 euros. If the vehicle is not removed within 24 hours: 7.40 euros per day.
Vehicles over 2,500 kg: 150 euros. If the vehicle is not removed within 24 hours: 13.80 euros per day.
- IMMOBILISATION IN THE STREET
147 euros per vehicle.
PUBLIC PRICES FOR THE MUNICIPAL TOW AWAY SERVICE
Per truck and hour and part: 56 euros.
All physical people and legal entities using the tow-away truck service contracted by the City Council will be obliged to pay the public prices to remove or take away vehicles.
The use of the service will have to have been requested by instance presented in the offices of the Citizens' Protection Area, and the service will be subject to availability.
LEGAL BASE: Tax Ordinances 2007, Ordinance no. 14 and Regulation no. 12.
If 24 hours pass from the time the vehicle is moved and compounded without it being removed, the price for custody will be by the day or fraction thereof.
Vehicles with a maximum weight of 2,500 kg: 7.40 euros.
Vehicles with a weight of over 2,500 kg: 13.80 euros.
1-. Motor caravans cannot park in the urban area and must use the provisional car parks in the peripheral districts.
The fines are higher than for normal vehicles so it is best to take a little more time to park properly. All car parks are well-connected by urban transport and almost all lines connect to the centre of the festival or leave you very nearby.
2-. Loading and unloading areas. In the mornings, the bar areas are very busy replacing what is consumed at night. The loading and unloading areas are carefully watched, and you must bear in mind the annoyance of the deliverymen at this time if you park in these areas. To identify these areas and the times they have to be respected, look at the vertical signs on each loading and unloading area.
What's more, check out the zigzag yellow stripes decorating the ground. This is the area where no vehicle may be parked unless it is for loading or unloading and certified there for on a transport card or some valid document issued by Pamplona municipal police. Beyond the times indicated by the sign, the blue zone comes into force, and as this is not operative... There should be no problem parking as long as cars are removed when indicated.
3-. Green zone. Some areas of the old quarter of the city operate as a blue zone during the day and as parking restricted to local residents at other times. As the pay-to-park areas are not operative during the San Fermin festival, all of the green signs are for residents only; if you park there you will be fined and towed away. Start calculating.
This is easy to recognise, because the line on the floor, instead of blue is green, and indicates that the area is reserved. These areas are very close to the festival and probably won't cause problems, but it is best to know because you might get a nasty surprise.
4-. Parking on the pavements is not allowed, even though you might see other cars doing it. It is a question of time before the truck comes along, takes your car away and also leaves you a fine.