Busch Gardens Williamsburg Parking: All You Need to Know
When you arrive at the parking lot, you'll realize there are multiple parking options available in the Busch Gardens Williamsburg Park.
In this page, we'll go over all of the available parking options, why you'd consider other parking options, and how they stack up against each other.
Types of Parking Options at Busch Gardens
There are four types of parking options available at Busch Gardens, including:
- General Parking
- Preferred Parking
- VIP Parking
- Multi-Day Parking
1. General Parking
General Parking is going to be your most basic and cheapest option when parking at Busch Gardens.
General Parking simply allows you to park your vehicle in the park, at no specific spot.
The earlier you arrive at the park, the closer that you'll be able to park, as the crowd tends to arrive in the early afternoon.
General Parking will be $30 consistently every day of the year, for one car, motorcycle, or RV/Camper.
Pre-Pay For Parking
You're able to pre-pay for parking directly from the Busch Gardens Williamsburg site.
When you pre-pay for parking you can just show the parking attendant the receipt, and they'll seamlessly let you through in seconds.
Whereas if you decide to pay at the park, you'll have to spend a few minutes there, as they process your payment, before providing you with your receipt.
Take into consideration the hundreds of visitors who will do this while you're in line behind them, and you'll wish everyone had prepaid parking!
2. Preferred Parking
Preferred Parking will provide you access to park closer to the entrance of the park, at a higher cost than general parking.
The parking attendant will put a Preferred Parking paper on your windshield, and you'll be instructed to drive through a specific Preferred Parking Area (away from General parking), that will be located closer to the park.
The main reason why visitors purchase Preferred Parking is to ensure that they aren't parked all the way at the back, on the busier days.
Price Changes by Season
Preferred Parking prices change daily and can range from $35-$50. It is typically more expensive during the weekends, the busy season, as well as near the holidays.
The Busch Gardens site provides a calendar that shows the differences in pricing before adding it to the cart.
Upgrading From General Parking to Preferred Parking
If you decide to pre-pay for a General parking pass, and later on decide that you'd like to go the Preferred parking route, you can do so at any parking toll booth.
This occurs more often than you think, and the parking attendants are well aware of this and can help you easily upgrade your pass.
3. VIP Parking
With VIP parking, you'll have a reserved parking space for one day, extremely close to the entrance of the park.
You'll also use a different entrance to enter, speeding up the parking process.
You'll enter through the Main Toll Plaza entrance and you will be directed to the England parking lot where you will be guided to a special screening area.
Price Changes by Season
Preferred Parking prices change daily and can range from $45-$65. It is typically more expensive during the weekends, the busy season, as well as near the holidays.
4. Multi-Day Parking
If you're planning to visit the park for more than 1 day, you may want to consider a multi-day parking pass.
They offer a cheaper rate than if you decided to pay for parking individually every day that you visited.
Multi-day parking is valid for up to 7 consecutive days from the day when you first visited the park.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much is Parking at Busch Gardens Williamsburg?
Parking can vary in cost from $30 to $65 depending on which type of parking you decide to purchase, as well as which day you are visiting. If you decide to purchase preferred parking on a weekday, you can pay $35, whereas if you purchase VIP parking on a weekend, it can be $60.
While there aren't currently any discounts or deals on parking, you can save money on your general admission ticket to Busch Gardens by purchasing from an authorized Busch Gardens partner like us here at Theme Park Center!