How to Get to Busch Gardens Williamsburg from DC and Baltimore

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Are you looking for a fun weekend getaway with family and friends? Busch Gardens Williamsburg, VA is the perfect destination any time of the year. From an end of summer visit to Halloween and Christmas visit, Busch Gardens has exciting events during all the seasons. Looking to plan a visit, but not sure which is the best way to get there? You’re search is over as there are many ways to get there with friends, family, or groups for great prices. 

 

Car

Let’s start off with the fastest and cheapest option; driving your car. Busch Gardens is only about 155 miles away from Washington, DC and 194 miles away from Baltimore, MD. The car ride will take you approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes from DC and 3 hours and 30 minutes from Baltimore. Use this for GPS

Busch Gardens Parking

There are 5 parking lots on site all named after different countries (England, Italy, France, Ireland, and Germany). For 1 day parking, it costs anywhere from $20 to $30 depending on your parking preference.

Bus Tickets 

Greyhound buses run from DC and Baltimore to Williamsburg with one stop in Richmond, VA. The ticket prices range anywhere from $30 to $60 from DC and $45 to $90 from Baltimore. It takes approximately 4 hours from DC and 5 hours from Baltimore, with both including transfer times. Once you arrive in Williamsburg, the best way to get to Busch Gardens is to take a 7 min cab ride that will cost approximately $13.  

Train 

If you’re not in a rush to get to the park right away, taking the train is a great option to get to Busch Gardens. Amtrak offers train tickets from $75 to $200 from DC Union Station to Williamsburg Station. You can hop into a short cab ride from Williamsburg station to the park or hop on a public transit bus to the closest bus station right around the corner. It will take approximately 5 hours to get to the park until you start having a blast!

If you’re traveling from Baltimore, MD, you can get an Amtrak train out of Baltimore Penn Station from $80 to $200 to Williamsburg Station. It will take you about 6 hours in total including the cab or bus trip to Busch Gardens. 

Groups - Consider to rent a bus from BookBuses.com

If you are traveling with a big group, a great option would be to rent out a charter bus or school bus to take your group back and forth from the park. The great part about chartering a bus is you get picked up and dropped off right at your doorstep. BookBuses provides accurate and affordable quotes according to your needs during your trip, such as custom stopovers, restrooms, WiFi, power outlets, and much more. Instead of having to do intensive research on different kinds of charter buses you can get, head to the BookBuses saves you so much time researching different bus charter options as the website platform allows you see and compare all the different charter bus companies so you can get the best price! To make things even easier for you, BookBuses takes care of all the details. The only additional fee on the day itself will be a small parking fee at Busch Gardens. All you have to do is book a bus and wait for the day it arrives! Visit bookbuses.com or call (646) 801 6280 more information and the different bus possibilities for your group travels!

Here is a quick comparison of the cost to bring a Group to Busch Gardens from DC or Baltimore.

Group Transportation Price Comparison from DC to Busch Gardens

Bus Tickets Train Charter Bus Door to Door Charter Bus Per Person
Single Seats Round Trip $90 $275 -- --
30 Passengers $2,700 $8,250 $1,800 $60
50 Passengers $4,500 $13,750 $2,200 $44
Travel Time Each Way 4 Hours 5 Hours 4 Hours 4 Hours

*All prices are estimates and may vary over time

Group Transportation Price Comparison from Baltimore to Busch Gardens

Bus Tickets Train Charter Bus Door to Door Charter Bus Per Person
Single Seats Round Trip $135 $280 -- --
30 Passengers $4,050 $8,400 $1,800 $60
50 Passengers $6,750 $14,000 $2,200 $44
Travel Time Each Way 5 Hours 6 Hours 5 Hours 5 Hours

*All prices are estimates and may vary over time

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Group Discounts & Group Pricing Busch Gardens Williamsburg

Group Pricing

Busch Gardens offers a great discount for groups of 15 to 75! By purchasing the tickets online, you will save $28 per ticket. Just make sure you purchase the tickets at least 2 days prior to your visit. For additional group information and discounts, you can call Busch Gardens group sales specialist at (757) 253-3404 or submit your request online here.

Discount on Multiple Days

Busch Gardens offers one day and multi-day tickets. Tickets are usually $90 for one day, $110 for 2 day, and $120 for 3 day. Right now, you can save 50% on one day tickets when you buy your tickets online by September 30 and visit Busch Gardens Williamsburg by October 28. For multi-day tickets, you can currently save $30 when you buy online and visit Busch Gardens Williamsburg for two or three days. Check out Busch Gardens website for additional ticket specials throughout the season. 

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Hours

Busch Gardens hours change based on the seasons. The park is usually closed during the week in the Fall, but is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am to 6pm, 10pm or 12am depending on the day and park events and shows. Visit Busch Gardens website to view their monthly calendars for more accurate times and special seasonal events! 

Busch Gardens Christmas Town

During December the park is open longer for Busch Gardens Christmas town and is open most days from 2pm - 10pm. The town offers holiday shopping, Santa Claus, Christmas holiday show and an abundance of Christmas lights. See more here.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg Address: 1 Busch Gardens Blvd, Williamsburg, VA 23185