White lines allow for free parking but these areas are few and far between. Red zones require red disks and allow for up to 15 hours free parking but are usually reserved for residents
You'll often find parking meters by the side of parking spaces. Some ask you to display a ticket, others you enter the space number into the machine.
Switzerland is party to the Blue Disc scheme. It’s possible to buy an International Blue Parking Disc from many shops, garages and post offices. There are special parking areas for holders of these marked with a blue sign and you can park there for ninety minutes. It’s often a much cheaper way to park.
Enforcement of parking is often done by camera or the police if you are causing an obstruction.
Despite not being part of the EU, Switzerland follows EU guidelines on parking for holders of an EU Disabled Parking Permit.