Busch Gardens Parking in Williamsburg | Simply Explained

When you pull up to 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 parking options that are available, why you'd consider other parking options, and how they stack up against each other.

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General Parking

General Parking is going to be your most basic and cheapest option when parking at Busch Gardens.

It's also the most common parking choice amongst visitors. 

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General Parking will be $25 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.

Why Do this?

It's simple, when you pre-pay for parking you can just show the park 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 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!

Preferred Parking

Preferred Parking will provide you access to park closer to the entrance of the park, at a higher cost than general parking.

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You may think that it's not a big deal, however you should take into consideration how you will feel after a long day at the park.

After walking around for the entire day and having a fantastic experience, for some guests they don't want to spend another half an hour (on a busy day) walking back and trying to find their car.

Price Changes by Season

Preferred Parking prices change daily and can range from $30-$45. It is typically more expensive during the weekends, busy season, as well as near the holidays.

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The Busch Gardens site provides a calendar that shows the differences in pricing prior to adding it to 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 actually 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.

VIP Parking

With VIP parking, you'll have a reserved parking space for one day, extremely close to the entrance of the park.

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You'll also use a different entrance to enter, speeding up the parking process. In fact, 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-$50. It is typically more expensive during the weekends, busy season, as well as near the holidays.

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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.

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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 $25 to $50 depending on which type of parking that 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 $30, whereas if you purchase VIP parking on a weekend, it can be $50.