Paying for parking using your mobile

Cashless parking payments

Contactless Parking Trial

We are trialling two new types of parking ticket machine, in selected streets around the city, which now accept contactless payments. You still need to display a voucher, but this may make parking without coins easier. We want to know what you think of them and if they meet your needs. Have your say by completing our online survey.

If you don't park where we have a contactless machine or have loose change, you can still pay for your parking time using your phone and our RingGo service.


You can register for RingGo online or call

0131 516 4000

You will need to provide the following details when you register

  • the registration number, colour and make of your vehicle
  • your payment card details
  • your address.
Once registered you can easily pay for parking using your mobile. See the help pages for full details on using RingGo on their website.

Smartphones and tablets

If you have a smartphone or tablet you can now pay to park with the new RingGo app. Download for free from your app store. Please note that you will need internet access in order to purchase a session.

The app makes it easy to find your nearest parking place and pay and extend your stay using RingGo.

Text to Park

The RingGo website explains how to pay for parking using a text message. You can also use this service to make corrections to your payment or extend a session.

Once you have registered it only costs the price of a standard text.


On street parking in Edinburgh is not subject to VAT although text messages are. You can view and print your VAT receipt online or be emailed them everytime you park. Please log into your account on the RingGo website if you wish to access your VAT receipts for text messages.

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